Like a lot of families, we're cutting back this Christmas.
Santa does come to our house; but, he's just filling stockings this year. The children understand that the economy has affected Santa as well.
I'll be giving my children one nice gift. For us, a nice gift is in the $25 to $30 dollar range. Each year I spend a little more on one of them. They all know this; and, they're fine with it. They know I love them all and just need to spend a little more once in awhile to get that special something for one of them. It's a different child each year. It started with buying a Vision Forum Liberty doll for Emily. The next year it was a Vision Forum Evangeline doll for Amy. This year it is a ...oops! They read my blog sometimes!
This has greatly simplified my Christmas planning. I still hope to make something for each of the children. I've been cleaning off my sewing table; and I've got a few ideas. I've bought each of them something, with the exception of my 11 year old daughter. I am still clueless. ~smile~
I'll come up with something.
All this to say, I've greatly simplified giving this year. Extended family will all receive homemade gifts. I've bought a gift for my Honey and made him a gift, too.
A simpler Christmas is leading to a calmer Momma.
Happy at Home