Monday, December 3, 2012

Four Gifts for Christmas

When I was growing up my close friend got one present from her parents on Christmas morning.
Just one. It would be sitting under the tree, not even wrapped.
Interestingly, she seemed to be much more excited about her one present
than I was about the 5 that I always received. She would talk about it for weeks before.

Looking back, it seems that less is more.
But limiting gifts is a very hard thing for a parent to do.
I know I wasn't able to that with my kids.

Having said all that, take a look at what one Mom is doing this year. I like her idea too!

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McKay said...

I love this idea! This might be a really cool thing to do for Grant this year and our family in the future!

the Rich girl said...

Yes! Tyler and I actually talked about doing this as a guideline for what we were getting Rich for Christmas. I think it's brilliant.

grandmapeg said...

What a nice idea! I know it was hard for me to even try to limit the gifts for my kids, and even as a grandma I still find it hard. McKay has the right idea to start now when the children are little.

Scrapally said...

I saw this idea on pinterest and really liked it. Wish I would have done it when my kids were little!

Tyler Heasley said...

Karen obviously will find out once she reads this, but I have applied this strategy in buying gifts for her this year.

Darlene said...

That is interesting indeed. I know that our kids never got as many as most kids, but they were always grateful for what they did get, even the clothes!! It's almost disgusting to me how people buy so much stuff for their kids these days. The children are all so spoiled in general that it worries me what kind of generation they will turn out to be. I'm sort of glad that I won't be around to see that.

I am feeling a bit better each day and am looking forward to the holidays. We will be going up to Sue's for Christmas, so will enjoy seeing all her family again.

This last week has been an incredible one..........three church parties in one week. It keeps me busy baking for them. I am so slow doing it any more that we are not going to do the baking for all of our kids and friends this year. That is one way we will enjoy the holidays more. We were always too burdened down with doing things for so many people. I hope more people will do the same and you friends idea of four gifts for each child is a great one, I think.