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#1 shoppingal  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 5:17 pm

Hi. I was just wondering if people give gifts to their kids that say from Santa but also have a few that say from Mom and Dad?? I never had this as a kid and never asked why mom and dad didn't give me gifts, but someone else told me that their parents always gave them gifts from them when they still believed in Santa.

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 5:27 pm

We do both. more from mom and dad now though because the kids are 12 and 14 and just believe in the sprit of santa now:)

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 5:27 pm

Hi, I give my kids pj's and slippers or pj's and socks or their Christmas outfit as a gift from me. They get to open that one gift on Christmas Eve that way the gift doesn't get mixed up with Santa gifts and they don't get confused.

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 5:27 pm

I have always had it done this way growing up and still do to this day and I am married with kids LOL. It's just how it was growing up and now my DH and I do the same. I can remember 1 year as a teen that my folks didn't do this and I was actually upset. Lets just say that it never happened again LOL!!;) I'm glad that my DH and I have continued this tradtion with our kids. :)

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 5:27 pm

Yes, I do give gifts from mom & dad. Actually, Santa doesn't leave wrapped gifts at our house. He leaves them unwrapped.

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 5:49 pm

At our house Santa fills up their stockings and brings one or two other presents, the rest are from mom and dad. That's how DH and I grew up, and it makes sense to me that mom and dad would give most of the gifts because Santa has to give gifts to all the kids around the world, so he doesn't have room in his sleigh for more than that per child. :D I had to add, Santa wraps the gifts at our house before he leaves them.

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 6:00 pm

Our kids get one (occassionally two) presents from Santa that are wrapped. The rest are from mom and dad. It was that way for me growing up, so I carried it on. My parents did it that way because with 4 kids, presents add up! If one year was tight, they can say mom and dad didn't have enough money to buy alot, you can't blame Santa for being broke, it makes more sense for mom and dad to be broke.

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 6:03 pm

We do from both. The highly requested gift is from us.(I want the credit:p ) along with a few others and the clothes. My parents always did from both also...It would seem odd if Mom and Dad didn't give presents to the kids.

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 6:11 pm

Right now it does not matter whom they are from at our house, but I still label them. I do about half and half. We both buy a big present and give it to him from just that parent. This year there will be two and will do the same (even though Zachery will only be a few weeks old).

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 6:41 pm

we do both Santa only bring stockings and 1 or two of the big $$$ presents, but my kids know we still have too pay santa he just gives us a discount! We give the kids most of what they want though

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 6:47 pm

I always did pjs and one gift from me that DD opened on Christmas Eve, then in the night Santa brought the "must have" items wrapped for opening Christmas morning. She is grown now so they are all from me.

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 6:50 pm

Same here. Some gifts are from Santa, some from us. It would be weird if no presents were from mom and dad. My parents did it this way, so I do too. It just makes sense. All gifts are wrapped at our house. I try to wrap all the gifts from Santa in 1 or 2 rolls of paper that is the same, but I don't think the kids even notice or care. Elena

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 6:58 pm

My parents always did (and STILL do) make all presents from Santa. Around here I want some credit :) We do both.

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 7:27 pm

One year when I was much younger, I went shopping the day after Christmas and saw a little girl all dressed up, a doll in one hand a barbie in the other. She was whining for a toy she saw. I heard her daddy say but honey you got a whole bunch of new toys yeasterday. The little girl replied but daddy those were all from Santa you didn't get me anything. I felt sorry for the dad because I sure he and his wife worked hard to give her a special Christmas but she did not know it.

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 7:39 pm

we give gifts from both santa and mom and dad..I try to give the same amount but they are young so they all they want is to unwrap them!

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 10:49 pm

Growing up, my mom and dad always did presents from Santa and from mom and dad. That is how I continue to do it. The tradition in my house is wrapped presents from mom and dad (pj's, underwear/socks, movie, game for game system) and unwrapped presents from Santa on Christmas day.

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 1:03 am

We do both. Santa brings the BIG fun stuff and we get everything else.

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 3:05 am

Yes we give from both Santa and ourselves. We give several gifts and Santa gives THE BIG GIFT, usually just one. If it has gadgets that go with it they are in the stocking. Depending on the gift but now that the boys are 13 and will be 16 for Christmas, Santa wraps his gifts. Snoopy little poops around here! :gdparanoid: This year it is only a gift from Santa and Mom and Dad as the must have's are rather pricey. There will be the 1 gift from Santa and Mom and Dad as the do work together ;), 1 too big for the stocking under the tree and their stocking. :eyepoppin Of course they will have some from grandparents and aunts and uncles.

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 3:14 am

my kids get 1 present from santa and the rest have nobody written on the from tag.

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 4:24 am

Santa brings one gift to each of our kids. Stocking and presents are from us.

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 4:24 am

I do both, some from Santa, some from Mom. However, my two older kids (10 & 12) know who it's all from now.

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 4:27 am

we do both. most are from mom and dad. they get the big gift or most wanted gift from santa, until the day comes they dont believe anymore :(
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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 4:38 am

All Santa, that is how both DH and I were raised. PJ's, robes and slippers come from Kaye-Kaye (grandma).

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 6:43 am

DH grew up all santa, I grew up with one present from parents only, no santa... we had to make a decision so .... We did all santa too. Now only the youngest (DS8) still believes. We only had one kid out of the 4 oldest that ever asked "why didn't you get us something". We simply told him that money is hard to come by and the spirit of Christmas is giving, not receiving. So we explained that as a family we bought gifts for those outside of our home, grandma, aunt, etc. because that is what Jesus would have us do. He was totally okay with that and we followed it up with that because we were doing the right thing Santa brings him more than he brings kids from families that mommy and daddy buy gifts for the kids. And that because he was so generous with others without thinking of himself that others were generous with him and it worked out well because grandpa later that Christmas day gave him his "must have" gift. He believed for 2 more years and never was unhappy or asked again. None of the tags that are within our home have a "from" on them, just a name written on the tag for who it is to. For those that want the "credit"... that is great and I understand, yet one day they won't believe but they'll have those memories and they will know it was you.... don't worry, they don't forget and we've had two (DD13, DS11) come to us after they announced not believing and telling us that if we couldn't really afford the nice gifts anymore that they would understand..... to which I act shocked and tell them I never bought them a thing, that santa brings it.... they roll their eyes, but they know....

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 6:44 am

We always put the Santa present ( the expensive thing they most wanted) unwrapped and under the tree. I always fill the stockings so full that I can't leave them hanging on the mantle so I lay them on top or beside the Santa present because they sre from Santa too. The rest of the gifts are from me or their siblings. They are all grown and married except for my 9 year old that still gets the gifts the same way even though he knows that I am the Santa! He still leaves out the cookies and diet coke for " Santa". ( when they still believed , I had to pour the milk out, can't stand it but as soon as they knew it was for me, they put out my soda!)

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 7:03 am

We do one gift from Santa [after all he has to give presents to a lot of kids ;) ] and the rest of the gifts come from family.
I love to see the look on my kids' faces when I open a present from them. It is the best feeling to see how happy they are when they make someone else happy.

I do love all of my macaroni necklaces and snowman paperweights!

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 8:09 am

Growing up all my gifts were from Santa. When/if I have kids I'll be sure to give myself some credit.

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 9:55 am

I split up the gifts- some from Santa and some from Mom and Dad. I wrap all the Santa gifts in the same paper (usually 1-2 rolls). Mom and Dad gifts in a different paper. I still have one believer left in the house. My oldest is really good about it. (Thankfully)

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 11:44 am

Half the gifts under the tree and the stocking come from Santa. One gift is from their sibling and the rest are from mom and dad.

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Posted Oct 27, 2007 - 1:45 pm

Our kids have all outgrown Santa now, the youngest is 8 :( . Makes me kinda sad, but their Dad always hated giving ANY credit to Santa. So what we did was give them 3 items each from Santa (ALWAYS the ones that were very hard to wrap, so we didn't wrap these) :D . And the rest were from Mom and Dad. :yup:




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