Need Some Good Ideas

I know it is early, but this is the way my mind thinks. The topic is Christmas, and the hassles it brings to me and the stress and the too worked up attitude and the gifts.

Now the topic is the gifts. The economy is changing, we all know this. There are family members who can not afford gifts and there are also members I don’t see except at holiday time.

I love having the family here and I look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas so we can all be together, but the gifts is becoming a pain in my rear. I have had this idea tossing around in my head, but I can’t complete it. I just toss and toss like dirty clothes in a washer

Pile of gorgeous gifts

Pile of gorgeous gifts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and can not come up with a working plan. This is where you come in, so put your thinking caps on, and help me figure this out! Please?

I have three grown children and eight or nine grandchildren. Now how can I do this to help myself and others

I have had the idea of drawing names, but kids can not draw names, especially little three and four-year olds.

I have thought about no bought gifts. All has to be something wrapped up from their own home, or make something at home.

I have wondered if we don’t draw names, do we make a boy or girl gift, an adult gift, and hope it goes to the right gender?

I have thought of if you don’t bring a gift then there is no gift, but then that doesn’t seem right, everyone wants a gift.

I have thought of dollar limits no matter what way we go.

You see? I need help. What are your ideas?

I have thought of no gifts period, just dinner and family time together, but then I don’t want to not get something for my own kids.

Christmas gifts.

Christmas gifts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)