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    Santa brings everything!! No presents from mum and dad at Christmas time. Grandparents, aunty's and uncles all bring presents but Santa is the main present giver.

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    I was thinking about this. I got 0 from parents and all from santa, except they weren't big on heaps of gift and would get the cheap version of whatever you asked for. I didn't like santa that much lol, he always got it wrong or got a sibling something I wanted becuase I was too old for the doll etc. Then hearing what friends and cousins got from santa I wondered if I was on the naughty list etc. For birthdays where our parents got us the presents, I never worried about getting undies and one good present because I knew there were 4 of us and our parents didn't spend money in that way or have the money at that time, so strangly enough I was never upset at them on birthdays.

    So when thinking about my personal experience, I thought I might do a stocking and other treats from santa every year so that it stays the same all the time. Then the big presents they can ask for from us, that way we can negotiate or I can explain that we don't get big presents every year etc without having to extend the "story" of santa like my parents did with random stories of why santa couldn't get the real brand of toy we wanted or why santa had run out at the factory and my friend got the baby bjorn and I got a pool toy lol.

    I also believe that we give gifts to have fun and think about jesus and the gifts of the 3 wise men etc so coca cola's santa doesn't fit well with that lol, but I am happy for him to bring a stocking with fillers and chocolates etc lol. That way they can believe in santa and have fun, but it won't be centered around what christmas is about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyB View Post
    Main present is from us and stocking stuffers (crayons, dress up stuff etc) from Santa.
    Yep same here!

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    Santa brings everything in our house. Thinking I might do one main present each from us this year though as they're getting old enough to distinguish between what was from Santa and what is from us, whereas other years I think it would have gone straight over their heads. Plus DD is getting Taylor Swift concert tickets and I think she *may* have seen a text msg about it, so need to cover myself!

    Everything else will be from Santa though

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    It's about 50/50 here, most of the presents from parents/siblings go under the tree when the tree went up ( many weeks of torture shaking them and trying to work out what they were!) then Christmas morning all Santas presents would be under the tree

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    Santa gives presents in their stockings (maybe 6 things- their stockings are not that big!) and a big present from us. This year our girls (3.5 and 2) are getting a few sets of ELC happyland as their present from us, in their stocking there will be a dress up ballet costume, book, puzzle, hair clips, etc.

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    Santa gives most of the presents to DS that we buy. I think this year there are about 10 wrapped gifts from Santa and a over stuffed sack filled with bits and pieces and toys that I could, but won't, wrap because Santa will also be coming to my nieces at our house and I do not want them to think that Santa didn't bring them as may presents as DS.

    I cannot remember any presents from mum and dad as a child so they must have been all from Santa. Either that or I never really took notice of the tags - which is probably more likely.

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    1 from Santa the rest from us. Why should Santa get ALL the credit when we're forking out the cash!!?? haha.

    Santa usually spends $50-$100 on a present then we give everything else.
    But this year I think santa might just fill her stocking because we spent a fortune on a wooden outdoor play set thing year.

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    one big present and a couple of small ones from santa and the rest from me!!! i love xmas and waited quite a few years to have kids so i go over the top for xmas. So does my sister although her ration is probably 50/50.


 

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