If you have to exchange gifts at Christmas in large extended families, drawing names is the lesser of two evils. Fewer tasteless, outrageous gifts tantalize the hopeful. Desperate relatives save the expense and time spent shopping for hideous gifts that hit the trash or wait to be regifted the next Christmas. Continue reading
For our extended family Christmas this year, we have agreed not to buy gifts. We will each bring a handmade gift from materials found at home or pass on an item we love, no white elephant items! When we get together, each item will be numbered. We will pull a number and take the gift bearing that number. No purchases allowed. My husband and I have both spent considerable time making gifts. I am looking forward to the exchange. There will be no wasted money and thought goes into our choices.