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Do you know what I’m getting…

I have heard this question a lot recently. My son keeps asking “Do you know what I’m getting {insert various names} for Christmas?” I think it is lovely that a six year old is so excited about giving gifts to the people he loves. And he is trying to...

Gifts from kids

Who do your kids specifically give gifts to? I remember as a kid that we only gave gifts as a family, but I know that my kids give some gifts from them, not the family. Why gifts from kids? I like my children to learn that gifts, and Christmas, are about giving and...

Christmas spirit of giving

I’m not talking about commercialism and gift giving, but the true spirit of giving at Christmas time. I don’t do enough of it myself, and I’m not sure just thinking about it counts for much, but I think Christmas giving is important. What giving do...

Simple gifts

Like many people, we’re trying to keep Christmas under control this year, financially speaking. I’d love to say money isn’t important, but we have a limited supply of it so we have to limit our gift giving accordingly. Our choice is to be as creative...

Mummy needs a stocking too…

I’ve been meaning to post this since Christmas! This year, my kids decided that Mummy needed to have a stocking too, as Santa only brings gifts for kids. So, I gave them some shopping money (they’re 3 & 5 and don’t get pocket money yet), and they...