Earlier I said I would share a few things about keeping Christmas simple. Here are three things we've found that help.
- With extended family, you might consider choosing names. So instead of every family member buying for every other family member, make a family wide agreement to exchange names and set a spending limit. Then each family member receives 1 gift from 1 individual, and you give 1 gift away as well.
- For kids - recycle old toys, trade toys with friends so your child is receiving something they haven't had before, set a spending or gift limit. If family members ask what they can get, think about what would be useful or what your child needs.
- And, not to be cliche, but remember that Christmas is really about much more than gifts and food!