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Re: 'Ish Christmas

Post: #176740 Flo
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:48 pm

My family asked what I wanted for Xmas and I said nothing, honestly nothing. There's nothing wanted or needed. I do hope that they get the message.

There's one family member who would be a bit shocked if we did absolutely nothing. So I'll lead a joined up family effort for that one - and make it things she has to use rather than things that she has to move next time she shifts house (happens regularly as husband is in the military).

The others - well one has a new baby due early January so I'm knitting madly as well as providing baby bits and the other has had a present that covers everything for all the year's events at the price of it. But it was something that was wanted, desired and treasured when handed over.

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Re: 'Ish Christmas

Post: #176772 thesunflowergal
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:24 pm

Flo wrote:Ain't you got Xmas in a nutshell there. Spendfest!


I was quite shocked to overhear a conversation between two Mums that I know. It went a bit like this:

Mum 1: How much do you spend on your kids at Christmas?
Mum 2: About £250 each.
Mum 1: Ok then that gives me liscence to spend more than that then.

Both of these Mums have twins that are two and a half, what will they be doing when they are teenagers? Each to their own I guess. I haven't spent nearly that on three kids, and I certainly do not feel the need too.
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Re: 'Ish Christmas

Post: #176802 MuddyWitch
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:14 pm

With bored, moody 'IWANTS' for kids! yuck!

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Re: 'Ish Christmas

Post: #176833 Millymollymandy
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:05 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: I'm speechless really, can't think of a thing to say after reading that! :shock:
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Re: 'Ish Christmas

Post: #177396 Flo
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:20 pm

Rosendula wrote:I think sometimes people feel that if they don't spend money on a gift, they're ripping the recipient off, which is sad because that's really not the case.

It's the way that we have been trained to deal with Christmas.

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Re: 'Ish Christmas

Post: #177985 The Honk
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:36 pm

Same as last year.........just buying vouchers for the kiddies and not giving or receiving to/from the adults

A mug of mulled wine on Christmas eve and nice dinner on Christmas day with some nice wine...........THE END

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Re: 'Ish Christmas

Post: #178202 Fizzy Izzy
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:45 am

thesunflowergal wrote:Mum 1: How much do you spend on your kids at Christmas?
Mum 2: About £250 each.


Sadly it seems to be quite common to spend that much. On another (mummy) forum that I frequent the amount to spend on Xmas was a topic. The figures were similar. I was shocked!
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Re: 'Ish Christmas

Post: #178247 old tree man
Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:26 pm

I remember many years ago when our lot were young and we went to town on prezzies, they tore open them with excitement screamed with joy gave us loads of hugs and kisses.............. and then sat and played with the boxes that the presents were wrapped in, ....................a lesson learnt :shock:
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