Part Two in a series of posts covering our Christmas 2011 ~ (click here for the first one)
Christmas - celebrating the Greatest Gift of all, the Babe who came to give us Love and all that we long for - and also, celebrating His gift of Love in our family. Although we have cut back in the amount of gift-giving as our family has grown, there are still many gifts under and around our tree. With 23 family members present, even one gift a person would equal to 23 gifts under the tree!
This was the first year that our grown children did not draw names and give gifts to each other. And they gave group gifts to each of their nieces and nephews, their grandpa, their uncle, and us (their parents!).
We had fun purchasing gifts for each of our 9 grandchildren ~ and also, we had some little gifts for each of our grown children. Included in our gifts this year were some purchases we made while in Italy for our 40th Anniversary Trip this past September - a great place to shop!
A little photo gallery of the joy of family opening gifts together ...