Monday, November 28, 2011

:: Christmas - presents for the littles

 I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
It was very nice and relaxing day for me.
And believe it or not, the pies turned out great!
{Although I still don't like pecan pie - - I even tried it this time}

Now on to Christmas!
My favorite holiday.
Is your place as messy as mine?
All my Christmas decorations are out,
but only a few are actually where they're supposed to be.
The tree is up and the girls are loving it . . . a little too much.
So, Christmas.
Now a question.
About the presents . . . .

What do you do for your Christmas presents for the little ones?
Or I guess, about how many gifts do you give?
That's always our dilemma.
I don't want to give them a bazillion gifts cause I want them to be thankful for what they receive.

So, I have heard of giving 4 presents.
::  a want
::  a need
::  to wear
::  to read

Which I'll probably do and then
I want to do a gift of love (something handmade).

I'd love to hear what you do.


  1. This is very sweet! What a great tradition!

  2. We do the same thing; a want, a need, to wear and to read! We started doing it last year.

    It really helps with shopping. And I think that when we have more children it'll help because they will all have the same number of gifts, no fighting or worries about who has more gifts, etc.

    I read about it on a fave blog of mine. :) Andrea Swensen's blog.

  3. I heard on a news story today that in one family the children each receive three gifts, because that is the number of gifts Jesus received. In another family the children received just one Santa gift, the rest being from the parents.