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laura.oomen
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Registered: ‎11-26-2013
Re: Christmas shopping dilema

ahh the Christmas present giving issue...  A) christmas shouldn:t be about the gifts, it is about coming together to eat drink and be merry.  I totally understand that you fill you need to give a gift to everyone.  We solved that problem in my very large family very quickly.  Each child draws a name at Thanksgiving and that is who they purchase a gift for,  This way it involves the child so they can see their cousin open their gift and appreciate it.  This cut down the number gifts a parent had to buy from 8 to 2 or how many children you had.   As we got older we picked out the gift or even purchased it on our own.  Eventually we just stop doing gifts... or we joined the adult present game which was based on a theme.   There is no point in getting worked up about someone esle behaviour, it is theirs not yours.