I often wonder whether we should continue to give Christmas gifts to so many people. I often worry about how much gifts cost people and that they give me things that I would not have bought for myself. It seems like such a waste of money to me and I wonder whether if we just bought gifts for the children whether things would be a lot simpler.
I am sure the retailers would not agree, but it would reduce the cost and stress of Christmas for many people. I do the best I can by asking people what they need and hopefully providing them with something useful which would save them the expense of buying for themselves. I appreciate peoples generosity, but would sometimes rather that they kept the money in their housekeeping budget.