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No traditional Christmas

Last year we were so stressed about Christmas-the expense,the crowds,the rudeness-so we decided that this year we will be trying a no gift holiday.We told everyone to give to charity what they would get us.No surprise,everyone was pissed!What do you think of our decision?


Asked by TMJ121099 at 5:22 PM on Apr. 27, 2009 in Holidays

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  • Christmas is about giving not receiving. I think you made a wonderful choice

    Answer by Yellowrose9 at 3:25 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • I don't see what's wrong with it

    Answer by NicholeAT at 5:23 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • People like to give! It makesthe holidays fun.You have to do what is right for your family. Maybe your family could work to support a charity and ask that all donations go to a specefic charity that you are involoved in (especially if you are enthusiastic about the charity and give to the charity as well). Your family could serve food at the food bank, or cook at the shelter. Or sponsor a nearby nursing home and buy slippers for the eldery. Then you could say..we only want canned goods...our goal is to raise 200 cans...or we only want slippers/ No gifts allowed!! They they could participate in the spirit of giving in your way, but with a positive spin. IDK just an idea...

    Answer by ria7 at 5:28 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • The're pissed that THEY won't be recieving gifts,not that the tradition is changed.

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 5:30 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Don't worry about them. Heck, in my family, we pretty much only buy for the kids anyway. There's too many of us to buy for everyone, we'd all be broke. Our entire family gets that Christmas is about sharing, about love and togetherness, not how much you're going to spend on me. If they want to be that selfish, just ignore them and let them be. You understand what the holiday is about for your family, stick to it.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 6:55 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • meh, whatev. Spending time as a family is a gift enough!

    Answer by serioussifL at 1:25 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • ...or if you still want to be in the gift-giving state... try homemade gifts. Nothing too fancy, just somthing you spent time on. Like an oragami dove or some cookies to share.

    Answer by serioussifL at 1:26 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • I think that you understand the true meaning of christmas, and should be very proud of yourselves.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:02 PM on Apr. 28, 2009