TinaN-any news on the kidnappers? definitely keeping that family in my thoughts!
Pink - I think many many many people struggle with making sure their kids understand that Christmas is not about gifts. In my family we have a tradition that we only buy one present per person. we do a secret santa gift exchange and keep it all a secret. we make a game out of the entire exchange part. i think this year we are going to be doing minute to win it type games. it's always so much fun! we've done it since i was little and we all love it!!! why dont you try a secret santa type thing in your family. and it could be handmade gifts too!!