Recently, a dear friend introduced a new gift giving idea to me. Growing up, her family each received four gifts from her parents. Something they NEED, something they WANT, something to WEAR, and something to READ. Eureka! This was a great idea! Of course the children will still receive the usual one gift from St. Nicholas, but they know what their limitations are as far as Ryan and I are concerned. I am pleased to say that Christmas has been more simple this year. We have really put a lot of thought into each category for each child. I know that they will feel especially loved Christmas morning knowing the thought and effort we put into each of their gifts.
Here are the tags that will be attached to our families gifts this year. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that we have started this new tradition. Especially that my children are still young and will easily forget the years of over indulgence.
Update: Want, Need, Wear, Read tags now available in The Shop!