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We have 14 grands, 2 are adults in 20s. We give them all $20,

Posted by and if they bring a "serious" girl/boyfriend to holiday dinner, I have extra SM on Tue, Dec 28 2021 at 09:12 AM CST:

In Reply to: I would love all opinions. (sm) posted by lmue on Mon, Dec 27 2021 at 11:45 AM CST:

$10 in money envelopes so they don't feel left out. If they were to marry, I'd give them a $20 to make them part of the family.

They expected us to drop the money gifts since we're on fixed income now, but I just can't do that. I budget amount needed for holidays & birthdays and make sure it's available when needed.

Some day if the going gets tough as their families grow, I'll probably just do what my single mom did and make banana nut loaf breads, cookies, etc., wrapped in foil with a bow on top for their families.

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