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Old 11-29-2011, 04:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
In the coming years, I plan on reducing it further. I refuse to have them turn out like I did.
I agree about the commercialism, but I must's much easier and less stressful if you (I mean everyone) just go with the flow and don't get too worked up about presents. Have agreements with people about how much you'll all spend on each other. Obviously this is easier said than done and completely depends on your relationship to the people you're buying presents for, but it alleviates the stress most of the time. And it helps a TON if you start instilling this to kids when they're young. It's not necessarily too late, but once they get used to large gifts, they'll start to expect it.
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