Originally Posted by joyful
Don't let it ruin your Christmas. It's really your choice how you are going to deal with this.
Drawing names can be exciting if the names are kept a secret until Christmas Day.
The gifts really don't matter. It's the people who are with you to celebrate this glorious day that matter not the gifts.
You will find that over the years there will always be adjustments but Christmas is in our hearts and that never changes unless we allow it to change.
I would purpose in my heart to make this the best Christmas ever with great love and appreciation for my family that is there gathered around the tree.
I agree with this.
Our family has been on a budget the last couple of years and we have had the best Christmas ever without many presents involved. I'm sorry everything is changing but hopefully everything will turn out good and you will have a nice Christmas.