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Monday, December 28, 2015

No More Presents

Well, that's not exactly true. We will still give presents to our grandchildren on their birthdays and for Christmas. But, starting in 2016, we will no longer give presents to our adult children. And we will no longer send presents to the children of my nephews, and to the daughter of my grandsons's godfather. I'm done sending presents and never getting a thank you via text, email, or snail mail.

And one day our dream is to not give wrapped presents to our grandchildren either. Instead we want to take them on trips to new destinations and hope to be physically and financially able to do that with the boys in just a few years.

So our gift giving just got a lot simpler and easier much like our new holiday traditions. In both cases, the changes are all good.

1 comment:

Rita said...

Excellent idea! Christmas is really for the littler kids in the immediate family, I think. When it gets to be a financial or emotional burden and takes the joy out of Christmas--time to make some changes. I know of a lot of families who draw names--even when they have little ones. Then only one special gift need be purchased. There are other ways to celebrate and give gifts. I think you guys are right! Time for a change! :)