i love christmas morning.
i prefer the very relaxed ones...with no where to go for the whole day.
but this one was good too.
we gathered in the living room this year.
i hid their "stockings" so they wouldn't peek in to them before we were ready.
we don't put anything in the actual stockings because i think they'd fall off the mantle.
so i just use gift bags or baskets.
each was filled with candy, socks, a notebook, thank you cards and chapstick.
then different things for each personality.
like eyeball glasses.
or a PSP case.
on christmas eve they each got new pajamas....like everyone seems to do.
but what a fun tradition! i love new pj's.
on christmas morning they get to open a family gift.
it's something for everyone.
this year it was a sled, dvd's and a portable DVD player for the car (to replace our broken one)
last year we started giving only ONE gift.
i was nervous about how it would go but it was perfect.
so we stuck with it.
it is so fun to see their eyes light up.
and be so excited about their gift.
one of them was not happy.
i will let you decide who that was....
i just ignored it as best i could.
someday i hope that person will feel very embarrassed about their behavior.
but everyone else was so happy.
and we were too.
craig made us a yummy breakfast.
i had my coffee.
and my gift to play with....a 50mm f1.8 lens.
love it already.
what do you do for your family for gifts?
how do you keep the consumption to a minimum?
what would you do if someone was very upset about their gift?
i would love to hear your thoughts.
next year i want to work in some way of them giving gifts to each other.
handmade or with their own money or an allowance or something?
i am glad i have a year to think about it.