Secret Santa (Otherwise titled "How we tried to trick the kids into being happy with less presents, while saving ourselves money")

We have 5 kids. If each kid buys for each adult, and each kid, it is an insane amount of presents, and shopping time, and money. So this year, we’ve gone for something different.

We suggested a Secret Santa. We suggested it in such a way that the kids think it’s their idea.

We drew names out of a hat. No one could have their own name. They had a budget of $5 to go and buy the person a present. They’ve all had so much fun choosing a present, and wrapping it, and having a secret of who they are buying for.

It has worked well, and I suspect we’ll be doing it again in future years.

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