Do you recive money as presents in christmas?

@codris (783)
Italy
December 24, 2009 8:51am CST
hi there people, sometimes i receve money as presents on christmas, expecially from my parents and my grandmother. I think that a present is more important than money. If my girlfriend wants to make me a present i prefere something made by her. If my parents want to give me a present i prefere money, with them i can buy what i want. And what about you? Do you receve money as presents in christmas? thank you for your responses :)
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11 responses
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I have gotten money for Christmas before but now I get gifts. Sometimes I will get gift card which is nice so I can buy what I want or use it to sometimes help buy groceries for a week.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
25 Dec 09
Hi codris.. Yes, I do receive money as present from my father's older brother. My uncle gives his presents to all his nieces and nephews this way for so many years. We have been receiving this kind of present from him even when my siblings and I were kids. And even if we all have a family of our own, we still receive cash gift from him. As the year progresses, my uncle increases the amount.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
25 Dec 09
My husband and I received money this year, and we do most of the time for Christmas. I guess it's easier, but this year we received something to go with it, as well. Actually the money we got surprised us a bit!
• United States
24 Dec 09
I get money as Christmas presents and really apprecite it more than gifts, being that I have 2 teenage boys, a teenage girl, and a preteen boy that I have to provide for. The great thing is when I get gifts from them, it means so much more than money when it comes from the heart.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
24 Dec 09
When I was married my inlaws gave me money for Christmas. They were clear across the country and thought that would be better. They still send me cards most years and remember my birthday. I don't like to give or receive money as a gift. To me, giving money or a gift card tells that person that you didn't care enough about them to take the time to try to find something special.
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I always get money from my grandparents and a little money from my extended family. To them it is much easier as money is universal and you can get whatever you want or keep it. Also less of a headache. Now my immediate family gets me clothes and other essential items with an occasional wanted item.
@rjbass (1424)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I do?lt receive money as Christmas gifts and I'm ok with it. It is a little impersonal and feel that it takes away from the excitement of opening up a wrapped present. I will give gift cards to some people if it is appropriate such as if I know somebody needs certain items but don't know exactly what, a giftcard to a store that they can pick their own present will do. I would rather have them shop, than have to return or exchange things.
@ToughTate (143)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I used to get money for Christmas, and most of the time It's to buy a specific item(s) that my parents wouldn't really want to buy.
@rene12 (797)
• Philippines
24 Dec 09
I always get money instead of gifts. My mother and father are away from the country where I live so basically they dont have time to wrap a present and give it to me. They send money instead and I will be the one who will buy a gift for myself. It is quite sad but the thing is they are able to give me a gift. It'll just end up in the bank anyway coz I only treat myself with food that I crave and save it for what I want to buy for the future. :D
@minx267 (14580)
• Hartford, Connecticut
24 Dec 09
Yes, I do. It is quite helpful. I can use it any way I need to. sometimes they make it fun by hiding it in things, like old toilet tissue tubes and then wrap it up.. or in a box that was once used for something else - like bandaids.. then you unwrap it and think you got a box of bandaids and inside is money.. We open everything up to check. Because sometimes a of bandaids IS just a box of bandaids - you never know though... lol
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
24 Dec 09
My mother always gives everyone in the family $200 each. She's 80 years old, and she says it's much easier than her trying to get out and buy things from the stores. We certainly all do appreciate the extra money she gives us!