My kids have four sets of Grandparents who go over board when it comes to Christmas.We are always the ones stuck traveling to do Christmas with all the sides of family and with gas going up it will cost us around 200. to 300. in gas alone. That takes all our Christmas money right there. I know what the kids are getting from their Grandparents and it's a lot really nice stuff that they will love. So this year I am going to let them spend their money on gifts and we will spend ours on gas. I will still have Santa leave gifts in the stockings, that will be a nice surprise for the kids when we get home.
I do feel really bad that we don't have Christmas at our house and we are hoping to move back to MI so we can start our own family traditions and visit family after.