An eight-year-old mother has revealed why she doesn’t buy Christmas presents for her children – and why she’s still excited for the big day.
Angie, who posts under calmingthechaotic, said she is beginning to feel overwhelmed by her older child’s shopping.
To take Instagram, Shared: “2 years ago I changed how our family celebrates Christmas.
“In addition to the autumn and winter birthdays, there are 2 birthdays around Christmas.
“I was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff. Also, not being the best at giving gifts.
“I decided to stop buying gifts …”
Angie shared that instead of going after her for several expensive gifts, each child takes his brother’s name out of the hat and then buys it for him.
He explained: “They have to think about what the person wants and take him out.”
The mother said that since her children are less than 10 years old, she still has to budget to buy gifts because they do not have their own money.
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He added: “But as they get older, they start buying.
“And they can now choose to contribute some of their own money.
“They like what they get because there is less and they wait all year and think about who will get what.
“And even talk about what they will choose for each other.
“Everyone loves it and it relieved me a lot of anxiety during the holidays.”
Angie explained how her children are so excited for Christmas – despite the lack of gifts – and talk about it all year long.
Many people praised her idea, one said: “Love her !!”
Another added: “My sister gave me up to a book and 2 presents and my niece and nephew were as happy as any child.”
Meanwhile, this woman spends 4k on Christmas gifts for her 3 children and gives them 100 each.
And a video of a family brutally exposed on Christmas Eve showing so many gifts that can’t be moved.