If you draw names on Christmas gifts, how did it get started? Were there some that didn't agree? If so, how did they get convinced to do it? I've tried to get it started with my in laws, but no one wants to do it. DH and I can't afford to buy for every one, especially when we have three kids of our own. Grandma usually wraps up things around her house as gifts, then apologizes for it! I know she'd feel better if she could get one nice gift for some one. It'd make us feel better, too, to be able to participate in gift giving. MIL said once that she "can't choose between her kids." I just think it would make for a nicer and less stressful holiday for every one involved! We all know that none of us can afford it, but DH and I are the only ones who stick to our household budget. Every one else maxes out their credit cards and delays their bills. We just can't do that.
Answer by NEMommaOf3 at 5:21 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by thatgirl70 at 4:07 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
We have been doing it for about 5 years now. We put the names in a bag & everyone chooses. We set a $100 limit and then you tell the person who got you what you want. I usually ask for a gift card. I was the one who recommended it for the same reasons as you said. Everyone agreed. But they all still buy my Son a gift too since he is 4. I usually buy everyone a small table gift every year also for the Christmas table at my Moms. I buy candles or an ornament or key chains for the guys and set it at their place at the table. BUT I kinda feel bad about who your Grandma gets if you do it, since they may loose out altogether! LOL! Maybe you should make a point to bring her out shopping for that persons gift!! :)
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