A good family decision !

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-30-2003
A good family decision !
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 8:00am

Hello Ladies. Us girls in the family were talking about Christmas and we decided that since our family is growing so much, the adults and adult grandchildren will draw names. None of us have much money and it will save all of us quite a bit. Then there are 3 children, Jacob is 10, Cameron is 18 months and of course little baby Kent is just 2 months old right now so we will all buy a small gift for each of them.

Dh is off to work and I have some house stuff to do and then have to ship 2 packages so other than a trip to the post office, I will be staying in most of the day. Which is good because its cold, wet and rainy. Brrr!

Hugs, Jackie

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2004
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 11:23am
We do something very similar in our family, Jackie, and it works nicely. It seems for adults it's a treat to just be together and the gifting is all about the children.

The sun is shining here today but it's windy and quite cool.
Community Leader
Registered: 06-15-2002
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 2:49pm
That's a great idea! I'm sure there will be a lot of families doing that this year. It's just foolish to spend a lot of money with the economy being down.
Cold, wet and rain here, too! ugh!
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-30-1999
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 3:50pm

Good decision, I think, though when we tried it when my mother was alive, did not work out so good....the grandmothers decided to still give gifts to each of the others' grandchildren even after drawing names and to each other & us adult children.