Dec 20, 2010

When less is more

The tree is decorated but no gifts under it yet. Our family has decided to have an exchange gift instead of the usual gift giving. Cost-cutting in a very subtle manner ;) This is something I have been advocating for a long time. The family is growing and each of us has some financial challenges coming his way. The more matured ones have resisted for as long as I can remember but perhaps now everybody is ready to spend less and be more creative in gift giving. Besides as they say it's not the price tag but the thought.

Happy Christmas!
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dianne said...

That is actually cheaper. :) We do exchange gift too but within my group of friends only.

Peter said...

Hi! I'm doing my Christmas rounds before Santa arrives. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Take Care,

annalyn said...

My fiancé’s mom already set up the Christmas tree...finally. But how I wish I set up my own Christmas tree, I wish I have more time.

That exchange gift is a nice idea, when I was living with my uncle, I have to buy a gift for all including their friends who spend Christmas with them.

carinamodella said...

i agree with that! enjoy your christmas!

fortuitous faery said...

The thought really prevails over the cost of the thing bought!

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rich said...

Wow... that's actually a great idea. ^^ Kaso sayang... it's too late na to try it at home cause I've started shopping na.

eden said...

What a great idea! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

//lady said...

hi Merry Christmas!! :)

anney said...

Dec 24 kami naglalagay ng gifts sa Christmas tree kasi may nangungupit ng regalo dito pag masyadong maaga. hahaha!

Dressing Up For Me said...

That´s the perfect solution for a less expensive Christmas celebration.! :)

lina@women's perspectives said...

I agree with your idea :)
Gift giving isn't also my family's tradition...