My family (immediate family, i.e. wife and children) decided to try something different this year rather than buy gifts for each other, wrap them up, etc. Instead this weekend we stopped at a Walmart on the way to visit my parents in, and everybody picked out some basic items they wanted or needed. I got a coffee maker, my wife got a water pitcher and some glasses, our son got a football and new mouthguard, and my daughter got some phone accessories. We paid for those and then went to the layaway counter, which surprisingly had no line (very early I guess)! I told the person behind the counter we were here to pay off a layaway account. She asked for the name on my account. I told her that I did not have one and that we wanted to pay off someone else's account. Whose account, she asked. I told her that I did not know, but to find one that had toys and childrens clothing on it...no brassieres or flat screen TVs or anything like that. The lady behind the counter was a new trainee, and she had to call someone over to help. She was really having fun searching the accounts for a match, and after several minutes she found one. Perfect! The Walmart employee was SO excited! And at this point, my wife and kids and I were caught up in the fun too. My children were looking at the items on the account, noticing some were toys they once had, imagining how much fun these kids would have playing with them, etc. We paid off the account and got the receipt. We do the Angel Tree at the church and Toys for Tots at the VFW and whatnot too, but the feeling we got from this was different...indescribable really! Anyway, then my wife says "we should find another one!" We all look at each other...YEAH LET'S DO IT! This will definitely be added to our family's Christmas traditions!!!