My husband was just laid off so Christmas will be super tight this year. In years past we have spent WAY too much on the two kids (each would have 20-30 gifts probably) and I ran across this idea online this morning about 4 gifts- something you want, need, can wear and read.
LOVE this idea. But need some advice. Do we tell the kids (ages 5 and 12) ahead of time so there is no let down at 4 gifts? Does anyone do this and how well does it go over? I assume Santa can still come and bring them each one gift too?
I know this is crazy but I like to give gifts, a lot, so this will be harder for me maybe than them.... And the 12 year old is my stepson and he is VERY spoiled by his mother so yes there is a sad element of competition and trying to keep up with all she can afford to give that we cannot.... Just wonder if this will be a decent strategy to try to save our budget and still enjoy the holidays.
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