Since so many folks are planning on cutting back, and making more homemade gifts this Christmas, I decided to add a Christmas Countdown to my blog. It's there for me, as much as anyone.
In our family, we try to keep the focus on Baby Jesus' Birthday, rather than a big gift extravaganza. The adults do a gift exchange, so we each receive one gift. But everyone, of course, gives to the kids. The years that there are more home-made gifts under the tree are the best, for sure.