POSTED: Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 3:22pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 7:44pm
Longview, Texas (Longview News-Journal) — A growing number of people are ditching the idea of buying each other presents for Christmas and instead agreeing not to exchange.
According to a Rasmussen survey released late this past week, 45 percent of adults across America had made arrangements with friends or family not to exchange gifts this year.
Among them is Mary Coulter of Gilmer who, for five years, has done a Chinese gift exchange with her growing family of about three dozen.
“We just decided to because there are so many of us,” said Coulter, adding that not having the stress of buying a gift for each member of the family is “much easier.”
Coulter said the cost of buying presents was one of the primary reasons they changed, now bringing and leaving with just one present a piece.
The gift alternative is not for everybody, she said.
“Everybody has their own traditions,” Coulter said.
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