The past few years (not purposefully) my children received too many gifts on Christmas and their birthdays. It’s mainly because people don’t usually purchase gifts for our children; therefore we try to get everything ourselves. For some odd reason these past few years a different friend or family member would pop up out of nowhere and purchase gifts for them!
That made my heart happy because I do feel that my children have been “ignored” in the past by different family members. I understand there are plenty of them! I just feel that their birthdays are only once a year and they should be acknowledged.
Like mentioned during these past three years my babies have had a little more than bargained for on the holidays. I don’t want them to be submerged in gifts. I understand that is not what the holidays are about. So I have been conveniently sneaking some of the gifts to my closet. The ones I know they will love, I wait for report cards to come home, or another opportunity for them to earn the gift. The others we try to donate to “Toys for Tots” or gift to their friends on their birthdays etc. (Yes I’m a regifter!)
This Christmas I was thinking I wouldn’t buy them many gifts just in case a family member decided to buy for them again. However, I get so paranoid if I imagine my babies disappointed on Christmas Day. We usually purchase one big gift and three small ones per child. I think I would feel bad if they didn’t have that. Do you as a parent struggle with the fine line of Christmas purchasing? I don’t think the amount we give our children is too much, but some others may. What are your purchasing limits? Do you ever feel a child can receive too much for Christmas?