Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Christmas Gift Giving Survey

Let's decide together what to do about gift giving this Christmas. Here are some possible choices:

1. Give to whomever you want (see this week's Office for discussion of whomever).
2. Give to the people you spend Christmas with (Out of sight, out of mind).
3. Draw names in some fashion or another and send gifts.
a. Each person give to a person outside their own immediately family
b. Each family gives to another family

And also:
1. Gifts could have price limits or not
2. Could be used, made, or not, etc.

What do we want to do?

I too took pictures of the last mango and will try to post it (I'm at school). We now have two yard sculptures and a bird bath (go Jake). Amaya makes me feel good by wanting to come with me when I go past. She likes best when we open both back doors so she can come and go from house to house at will (which works as long as both side gates are locked). She usually makes a bee line for Chey and Erica's room. She likes their accessories. She has a big gap to fill--the gap left by Enzo and other resident babies, but she's doing her best. I love you all so much.

16 comments:

Damaris said...

I am so glad you wrote this. It's a good time to start thinking about christmas. I think the best idea is to draw a family and just send gifts to that family. I think the would be really easy and we can put more dedication into it if it's limited to one shipping package.

Sienna said...

I have been thinking about Christmas too. Everybody getting one family sounds pretty good. I will keep thinking about it though.

Mariko said...

This isn't really in my jurisdiction, but remember that Japanese packages are going to be very expensive. It wouldn't really be fair to assign all of that to one family (as it might diminish the gift possibility). It would be better to split that kind of thing up.

Yesenia said...

I'm up for whatever.. I LOVE giving gifts. I miss you guys who aren't here...

Damaris said...

It's not too bad (sending things over seas) when you have it all in one box. Plus we can be creative and send nice, small things. Hey don't worry J+B if we get you guys we'll think of something nice and small.

Bekah said...

i think our vote is for families. we were thinking of one package to hawaii and one to oregon, but we could manage one more. also ben and yuki are coming for christmas, so they could probably bring stuff.

Kaity said...

I vote for families too. It would be a lot more complicated to send (in our case) four presents different places. I wish we could all be together.

Pamela Palmer said...

You wouldn't need to send one to Hawaii unless you had Adam's family.

Damaris said...

Pammy,
Is it OK if your name was included with Adam's family. that way whoever got you guys could send gifts to you, Adam, Mikey and Nami.
Also if we all agree on the family swap than can you draw names soon that way we have lots of time to find things.
thanks

Pamela Palmer said...

I think I've heard from everyone but Amy. I guess I better call. I'm not including myself in Adam's family. I'm my own family, I guess. We could just go down the line. I could give to Enoch's, Enoch to Adam's, Adam to Jesse's, Jesse to Christian's, Christian to Kaity's, Kaity to Sienna's, Sienna to me. Or we could draw. Which?

Sienna said...

isnt christian technically above jesse? jk, doesn't matter. thats how tony's family does it and it seems to work good. then the next year they skip two people down, etc.

Damaris said...

christian said he wants to be first going down the line.

Damaris said...

drawing name or going down the line is fine by us

Pamela Palmer said...

actually i purposely didn't put him first so he woudn't have two packages to send overseas. (don't worry, i know his proper position). but i guess jesse has to send overseas no matter what anyway (oh yeah, that was part of my rationale). anyway though, either way.

Damaris said...

I just thought it was funny because Christian was the one who mentioned it and said that. I never even knew Christian was born first. never thought about it, actually. We would love to have Kaity's family and recive from Jesse's family. Or, send to Jesse and receive from Adam. It all sounds good.

Bekah said...

Let's just do it as Pam suggested. We'll give to Christian's family. I'm not sure if we'll get stuff here or just order online and have it sent to you all.