I managed to get 1/2 of my cards addressed and delivered to the church post office last night. There were 22 cards in my p.o. box. Also, I picked two additional ornaments from the Angel Tree. I wouldn't want any child to be at the party and not have a gift to open. Fortunately, I found a big, bright red, very soft, fluffy blanket for the girl, aged 10-12, and the other one was for a boy 0-1. I found some really small stuffed animals and I bought 5 of them.
We always opened our gifts first, enjoyed and talked about them, before we even started breakfast. When I got married, Jim's family always had breakfast first and then went to living room to open gifts. That is the way we still do it today. The young ones are sure 'antsy' until we finish eating.
Christmas afternoon and evening was spent at home, enjoying our gifts and each other. So many people now go out to movies, shopping where available (bah humbug), but this was definitely family time for us.
ENJOY YOUR MONDAY!
KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS!