This year we finally decided to try something new....having the children draw names, instead of everyone buying for Kaitlyn and everyone buying for Trey and so on. Doing it the old way made for many "discussions" on what's to be gotten for that person. But this new method....so far, so good! I have no idea why I didn't think of this before!
In late November, each child reached into a had and picked out a name (Annalise chose her own name 4 times, which was cause for much laughter) and all have shopped for their special brother or sister. Since our children earn money for extra chores they do around the house and had money saved up, a $20 cap was set, because most wanted to just spend everything on their selected sibling (sniff, sniff...how sweet). Most of the deals were found either on "Cyber Monday" or on special "shopping dates" with Mommy.
Does this sound like something you might want to do in your large (or even small) family? What's your large family gift-giving plan?