When I got the mail today there were 2 HUGE toy catalogs in with the mail. I immediately went to hand each of the girls one to look at to see what they wanted for Christmas, but then I thought “hey wait a minute”. By doing that am I encouraging the commercialism of Christmas? You see I don’t want little girls that constantly say “I want, I want, I want” so maybe giving them a huge toy catalog and asking them to circle what they want is a really bad idea. I ended up sticking them in the closet (the catalogs not the twins he he!).
Am I right in not giving the catalogs to the girls or am I overthinking it ? I need some advice from you. Also, how do you decide how many gifts to get for your kids for the holidays? Do you have a method or do you wing it ?
I have heard that a great way to make sure you do not overbuy for your kids is to set a limit on how many presents they get. I’ve heard some families limit it to 3 presents a piece (like the Wise Men gave to Jesus). Some limit it to the age of the child. Some limit it by category, such as a thing you need, a thing you want, a thing you play with, a thing you wear, etc
How do you do it ? I’d love to hear.