For several years we have had a simple Christmas – gifting our girls only four presents – a want, need, wear, and read. By keeping Christmas simple we cut down on costs since we are not spending money on junk just so we feel good about ourselves for filling up all the empty space under the tree. We are also teaching our girls to really think about what they are asking for. Is it something they will use right now? Does it really have value to them? Filling out a Christmas Wish List when a child has to be very specific is a great way to ensure that he/she gets exactly what is desired. You get to breathe a sigh of relief because you didn’t have to guess which toy out of a million was truly the most desired toy!
Printable Christmas Wish List
I created this super cute Christmas Wish List that you can use at your house too. Just CLICK HERE for the PDF.
Keeping Christmas simple is easy when you have four categories: something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read. As for the Santa gift….that’s up to your family. Santa brings one gift at our house…..so really our girls get 5 gifts. Each of those gifts is carefully selected so we know that our money is being spent on just the right products.
The printable Christmas place mats we created last year are a fun addition to your Christmas too!
Do you have a favorite Christmas tradition that you do with your family? Leave a comment below to us know!
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