Big families

Big families are definitely a blessing.  There is no substitute for a tight knit group that cares and supports each other.  Unfortunately, this blessing can become a huge expense around holiday time.  I have the perfect fix!  Suggest that your family has a secret drawing – each person will pick one name and will shop for only that person.  You can decide on a price limit as a group.  Then, when you all get together as a family, everyone will have great gifts to open and will actually be able to enjoy them without feeling the stress of spending too much.  It’s also great because everyone will actually receive something they want rather than small trinkets from 10+ people because that’s all that anyone could afford.  Or, instead of giving gifts at all, adopt a family in your local community and buy for them instead.  That’s what the holidays are all about!

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