7 Reasons Why My Husband and I Don't Exchange Christmas Gifts

Photo by: Lori Garcia
We both get it wrong
For the first 10 years of our marriage, my husband and I exchanged Christmas gifts ... that pretty much sucked. One Christmas early on, I spent nearly ... more 
Photo by: Lori Garcia
We both get it wrong
For the first 10 years of our marriage, my husband and I exchanged Christmas gifts ... that pretty much sucked. One Christmas early on, I spent nearly everything we had on a banjo my husband was sure to love. Only he didn't. And then there was that Christmas that my husband bought me the exact same necklace I'd been wearing for an entire year (I mean, I never took it off - like, not even to shower) because he said it "looked like me." After a decade of gift fails, we decided that instead of giving gifts to each other, we'd give them to... less 
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Thu, Dec 19, 2013 1:11 PM EST
As much as any of us enjoy giving carefully selected Christmas gifts that convey all the love and warmth we feel in our hearts this holiday season, the one person I no longer exchange Christmas gifts with is my husband. While it might seem strange to deliberately overlook the one person who means so much, we decided long ago that presents weren't an important part of our Christmas experience. And not to sound super corny or anything, but I gave this man my heart long ago, so when it comes to celebrating the true meaning of the holiday and love among family at Christmas, no wool blend sweater, power drill, or set of free weights could ever begin to mean as much.
-By Lori Garcia

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