Re: Any other families doing this?
We never buy gifts for the rest of the families.
We get each of the kids one or two items. Occasionally we will get a gift for each other, but not every year.
The kids will get gifts from my mom & step dad, my dad & step mom usually send gift cards for us (TRU for the kids, Walmart for DH and myself), and my older sister usually sends gifts.
But we don't do gifts in return, I will usually make nice Christmas cards to send out, but I don't think I'm doing that this year. Last year I made photo cards at Walmart.com.. The year before that I hand made cards. This year.. I dunno, we'll see.