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Dear Beloved..


what part of "I do not want anything for Christmas Giftmas" do you not understand?


cheeseburger,humour

we've been having these 'discussions' now for almost 20 years. getting Altzheimer's?

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missingdonut
Dec. 20th, 2008 11:26 am (UTC)
What I have begun to do for my family's gift exchanges is draw up a list of charities that I support with the line that "a donation to these charities is a gift to me." I deliberately leave off charities which might make people uncomfortable -- I figure that I can personally fund the Freedom From Religion Foundation :)
ghymoreids_mum
Dec. 20th, 2008 11:35 am (UTC)
me too. I give to the food bank and the local no-kill animal rescue. also, living in SE Qld, the surf lifesaving association. it's just taking a while to get through to my family.
missingdonut
Dec. 20th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
It is difficult to retrain people once they've gotten used to a particular idea. Maybe you could try what my family has done, and do a Secret Santa (exchange names and you buy gifts for just one person) for the adults and set a suggested upper limit (in our case, USD 25).
ghymoreids_mum
Dec. 20th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'll keep on trying. thanks.
uglygreencouch
Dec. 22nd, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
I could have written this post.
ghymoreids_mum
Dec. 22nd, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
:)
glad to have been of service
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