Guess what!!! It’s Christmas!!
Yes, I’m sure you already knew this and for those who celebrate like myself we all know what this means!
Every year around Christmas I am plagued with the same thoughts. How much gifts is too much for my kids. In a world where there are children who go without basic necessities I find it hard to go crazy and splurge on items that will more than likely be discarded for a cardboard box the very next day.
So how do you decipher what to buy your kids and how much is enough? I mean we all love to spoil our kids so it’s very easy to get carried away. If you haven’t started buying gifts as yet (which by the way you should have) here’s a little trick I use. It’s called the One, Two, Three.
I choose three gifts, each with its own festive merriment that will surely put a smile on my kids faces.
Gift number ONE is for Leisure, something fun and probably what they begged for all year! Like that Snacking Susan Baby Alive Doll something called Shopkins (what is this?). It’s something fun and strictly for play time. It’s been asked for just about all year, go on spoil them with this one!
Gift number TWO is Educational. It can be a book, tablet, laptop anything that not only is fun but benefits and stimulates the mind.
Gift number THREE is always a toss up its either something Religious or a Noise Maker (considering your leisure item wasn’t already a noise maker). Parents please don’t beat me for the noise maker one but come on it’s Christmas, live a little.
Friends and Family usually come by and shower more gifts on top of One, Two, Three so really is a win win scenario!
Christmas is meant to be fun and a time spent with family. Let us remember those in need and spread the Christmas cheer through out all of our gift giving choose a charity of your choice and make someone smile.
So what are you buying your kids and whats your gift giving strategy?
Happy Holidays Everyone!!