Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Three Gifts

I have a friend.

She's one of not very many.

When asked what she and her hubby were getting their daughter for Christmas she said, "Well, she won't get more than three gifts. We figure Jesus got three, so can she."

Ever since that blessed day of wonderful information and great ideas, I have been totally stoked for Christmas gift buying. Who am I kidding, I've always looked forward to Christmas gift buying. But from now on, there will be some rhyme and reason to our Christmas gift giving to our children.

Normally, I say normally, last year, I didn't have boundaries and felt rather lost while shopping. I didn't buy that much for the kids, Chloe was 2 and Cooper was 8 months, but I felt like 'What am I going to get them?' This year, I had three ideas for each child and then I was done thinking.

My shopping is done. I finished two weeks ago! Why? Because I have direction. I have a plan. I have boundaries!

When Chloe and Cooper are older, we will have set ourselves up rather nicely.

FYI, they still get stockings, just under $15.00 worth of stuff. Chloe's will be filled with varies flavors of Lip Smackers.

They're good for your lips and make a wonderful snack.


  1. So glad it worked for you all! I really do feel like we are doing our kids a favor for when they are older. The kids will get so many gifts from other people that it won't even matter to them for a long time. Love it!

  2. what an interesting idea! I wish I could adopt that policy without feeling guilty. Lots of presents are just 'part of christmas' for me.

  3. I love that idea. A friend once told me she gets her son 4 things - something they need, something to read, something they want, and something to wear. I thought it was an incredible idea, and you're right - it sets you up well for later in life!
    Hope you have a great holiday season!

  4. What a fantastic idea! our shopping for this year is already done but we'll do this next year. And the reason behind it is awesome. Tell you 'friend' THANKS!

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