“I’m all about simplifying!”

Lately I’ve heard great ideas from friends and colleagues on  how they are simplifying Christmas this year.  While the economy may be the incentive, many are quietly relieved for the excuse to cut back on a holiday they felt they’d lost control over in the gift exchange area.

So, let’s share ideas with one another!  Please reply with your comments and suggestions.  Here’s one to get us started.

Cancel the gift exchange for the grown-ups in your family.  Pool your money and sponsor a family who is down on their luck this Christmas through your church or charitable organization.  Instead, do a fun “rob your neighbor” gift exchange with your family and set a reasonable price limit on the gifts.  Enjoy the game and the interaction that it brings!

What’s your idea?

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