On my side of the family, usually we just rotate families for gifts. We have a $50 limit, and you either get something for each member of that family or a family gift. Well, this year, we decided to change things up a bit. It was getting difficult to buy something for a whole family for $50! And we also decided that the kids are the ones who enjoy it most, so we did a kid gift exchange instead. They each drew a name of one of their cousins, and then they had a $5 limit to buy a gift.
We got together on December 6th to celebrate and exchange gifts since Kacy's family was leaving the next week for Australia. We started with a Mexican feast, then sang a round of the 12 Days of Christmas before the gift opening started. Here's how some of the evening went - in pictures!
The cutest gift EVER. I'm pretty sure Kacy spent more than $5 on this. She made the skirt and matching doll -I really think she should make them and sell them! I'll post a better picture of them soon.