The gift exchange is currently in flux as we decide who is and isn’t participating in it….
Maybe a nice alternative would be if we all contributed to give a gift to someone else as a family. That way we wouldn’t be “killing a family tradition”, just adapting it to a changing family.
That way people who would like to continue to be involved could work together on something that reflects the great things about Christmas without doing a gift exchange.
We could come up with a process of deciding who we should give the gift to as a family instead.
We could do it through organizations like:
Those are some of my favorites…., but we would have to pick together.