But when we woke up on Christmas morning and had nothing to give to each other, it was kind of a sad moment. We got over it quickly, but I thought to myself, "We're not doing that again."
Since that year, we've adopted this idea: give each other 3 gifts.
Something to read.
Something to wear.
Something to play with.
It works well for any age and keeps things simple enough and organized. It also keeps expectations in check. And we figure if Jesus just received 3 gifts, why should we be getting tons more on his birthday?
For Liam this year, here's what I'm thinking... something to read, something to wear, something to play with. It's not like he'll even know he's receiving gifts, but hey. We'll make a memory anyway. :)
So I'd love to know... do you do something similar for Christmas? How do you keep gift giving simple but meaningful?