And this is what I think: most children (certainly not all) get too many presents at Christmas. And some barely have time to register what the gift is, before they go on to rip open another one.
Getting too many things doesn't make a child feel loved. In my experience, it usually does the opposite and makes them insecure and envious for what they didn't get. And spoiled. No one likes a spoiled child. And spoiled children grow up to be entitled adults. It's not a good way to be. To live.
I like this blog and the ideas she expresses in this post:
In the post above, I think it's perfect that each child gets only 4 gifts, (plus stockings):
1) something they want
2) something they need
3) something to wear
4) something to read
Yes, we did do Santa in our house when our kids were growing up but if I had to do it all over, I think we'd do things differently. After all...Santa is what he really stands for, the spirit of love.
That's my opinion. Peace out.