Saturday, December 04, 2004

Giving less

In my family, we found a way to give less at Christmas. We each put our names in a hat, and then draw one each. Instead of giving a gift to each person, you only give to the name you drew.

You keep the name secret, so you never know who you're getting a gift from.

We agree to limit the gifts to $20, which means that most gifts are $30.

This is only for the adults; children are still flooded with junk. One step at a time.

1 comment:

Kent Boogaart said...

Our family did this for Christmas too, although our gifts were slightly more expensive (around US$50). It worked reasonably well except next year we'll be putting gift suggestions alongside names in the hat!

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