Christmas On our Own
(Vancouver, Washington, USA)
My Husband and I have been living on our own since we were 15 and 16 years old, even homeless sometimes. Because of this we never were able to afford to buy Christmas gifts for each other.
Now we can afford to buy each other gifts, but we don't. We like having a giftless Christmas because it reminds us of how much we did not have, and how much we appreciate each other.
We take the money we would spend on gifts for each other, and buy something for someone in need.