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Old 10-04-2012, 09:49 PM   #21
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We do one bigger gift from mom and dad, then each kid gets a book, an ornament and Christmas pajamas. We also get them a game or DVD for all of the kids to share

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Old 10-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #22
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We also bake a cake that morning and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. This is their favorite part -- really who doesn't like cake for Brunch?
I love that idea!
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We do three -- the number Jesus received -- in the J-O-Y theme.

One about Jesus.
One to share with Others.
One for You.

We don't do Santa but I usually put toothbrushes and other little necessities in their stockings.

We also bake a cake that morning and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. This is their favorite part -- really who doesn't like cake for Brunch?
This may sound like a whine but I wanted to do the cake thing. Then DD was born the day are Christmas. Two days of cakes are no good. I had this planned long before she was born.

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I don't limit the number of gifts. We budget x amount of dollars & divide that by the number of kids. When I spend it all I'm done. That could be 10 gifts for a kid, it could be 50 depending on their interests & each items cost.

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I don't limit the number of gifts. We budget x amount of dollars & divide that by the number of kids. When I spend it all I'm done. That could be 10 gifts for a kid, it could be 50 depending on their interests & each items cost.

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This is what we do. Just a set amount on each little monster. Usually it's around $200-400 each. Although I think I need about $2,000 each this year with their lists! Hahahaha don't think that will be happening!
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We do "something to share" instead of something to wear. Board games, sports equipment that needs two to play etc.

So, want, need, share, read. Plus a couple of things from mum and dad and something from each other. And a stocking. Gee, that still sounds like too much listed out like that, doesn't it?

Plus what they receive from extended family. Who are now mostly receptive to working from a very specific list.

As they get older (7 and 4 yr old's, ds) they ask for specific things. Rock climbing gear like dad, a particular lego set. And as it's something they REALLY want, they are super happy to receive it and don't go worrying about quantity.
Ooo I like this idea, UI was going to make him PJ's anyway so it didn't seem fair to count it as one of his main gifts. He's just getting to the stage where he likes to play simple games, like memory or match up. Thanks for the idea!
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Re: Christmas presents- limit number per child...question

We're doing this too this year.

One gift from mom and dad

From santa:

stocking
play
wear (clothes are needed at this point anyway!)
read
need (not sure what I am going to do for need yet tbh. maybe new pillows or maybe I'll change it to share)
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Re: Christmas presents- limit number per child...question

We do this list as well as small stuff for stockings.
Something you want
Something you need
Something to wear
Something to read
Something to watch
Something to play
Something to do on a wintery day

It works out great for us and so much easier to do that way.
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Yes. We did this for DD1's birthday & loved it.

Something you want
Something you need
Something to wear
Something to read

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I love this idea. I think we will follow it this year, of course along with stockings and new Christmas pajamas.
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We do three -- the number Jesus received -- in the J-O-Y theme.

One about Jesus.
One to share with Others.
One for You.

We don't do Santa but I usually put toothbrushes and other little necessities in their stockings.

We also bake a cake that morning and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. This is their favorite part -- really who doesn't like cake for Brunch?
Yep we do a Happy Birthday Jesus cake. I love the gift idea though.
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