I think its around $100 -$200 from us and the same from Santa. I buy during the year and stash big stuff at Mums and often lose count of how much I have spent.
ALl our presents come from santa and i spent about $90 on presents for both children not each and they have about 10 presents each.
It obviously varies every year, but this year Santa = $200, Mum & Dad = $400
We let Santa bring DS the "big present" (quad bike) & all the other books & toys are from us.
I like the way the Dutch used to do the celebrating of Christmas. Celebrate Saint Nicolaas (Santa) on his birthday being the 5th of December.
Then we had first Christmas day on the 25th and second Christmas day on the 26th to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
We never used to give presents on Christmas day. That's what the 5th of December was for.
Kids never got confused that way. They knew exactly what Christmas was about. It also helps that most of the schools in the Netherlands are either Christian or Catholic.
It's like Easter Sunday and Monday. They just celebrate his birth on the 25th and have an extra day on the 26th. Here in Australia we have Christmas eve dinners on the 24th, whereas they do them on the 25th.
no santa, but about $200 for 1 child. That includes next years clothes, and LOADS of art/craft supplies, plus a train set.
In my circle I don't spend a lot of money but reading thriught the thread I feel like we spoilt her rotten lol
Santa - $110ish including stocking fillers Santa only does 1-2 presents and sticking fillers
Us - $300
Me- $29 (+$150)
We went over from the two previous years for her. This year we went and laybyed the $300 worth of stuff in July before her August birthday. It included a large present of a play kitchen. and three sets of dinner plates, food, and cake tins.
Than dh saw a dora doll so brought that from him and I brought her wiggles tickets from me (that I lost so felt very guilty and brought another present)
That was suppose to be it but once I got it out of laybuy nothing was small enough for her stocking and I couldn't decide what was to come from Santa out of the kitchen stuff and the kitchen was from us. Than she started talking more and got really into Santa that asked Santa for a dora guitar and Dora bike. I felt I should honor the Santa request since she now understood the Santa concept and she didn't get a day in any other presents if that makes sense
Probably about $200 each this year, both Santa and us combined.
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