• Reply Zahra Biabani 2017 at 8:57 AM

    I really admire your parenting! Totally agree that the commercialization of the holiday diverts focus from the reason for the season!!!

  • Reply Anne | Like the morning sun 2017 at 2:32 AM

    We also try to keep it simple, more in the spirit of “Something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read.” You are right, they already have sooo much! The best memories they’ll have aren’t about the presents, but about family time together and meaningful traditions. Thanks for your post!

  • Reply Katie | Hospitable Homemaker 2017 at 5:41 PM

    LOVE this so much!! It is so easy to lose track of why we celebrate. It should be a season of joy, giving, and thankfulness! really appreciate your thoughts!

  • Reply Katherine 2017 at 10:23 AM

    I’m not a mama yet, but hopefully in the near future, and I hope to follow this same type of parenting. Even now, my hubby and I have a 3 gift rule – something you want, something you need, and something you’ll read. It keeps the focus on love and family, not just gifts. Hope your holiday season is the best one yet!

  • Reply Sharon Glascoe 2017 at 12:09 PM

    What a great take on bringing simplicity, caring and the true meaning of Christmas. Love the ideas you give that don’t require money but time which is so much more important.

  • Reply Marie, Mamma's Cooking 2017 at 1:06 PM

    We also do the “something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read.” It really helps keep everything simple. The challenge for us is to get other family members on the same page!

  • Reply Jessica 2017 at 8:30 AM

    I love it! I wish we could do something like that in my family, sometime Christmas is just all about presents, it really looses its true meaning!

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