I didn't expect any Christmas gifts under the tree this year.
December 23, 2015 2:51pm CST
We are all struggling financially and the girls really don't require anything. I have been staring at a tree all week that had absolutely nothing underneath it. When I mentioned it to my daughter on the phone when she was at university she said, "That's because they're all here." I laughed at that but the first thing she did when she got home yesterday was wrap all the gifts she bought and put them under the tree, and she wrapped a few for me as well. Look at all the gifts under the tree now! And I can hear my hubby upstairs wrapping presents. I guess I should wrap the few I have. I still have to do that and make some sweets, and then our Christmas dinner tomorrow. I really should get off the computer. So happy to have my daughter home. She is so funny and brings such joy and laughter to the house. And presents too! Merry Christmas everyone!
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• French Polynesia
23 Dec 15
This is so wonderful. I don't have my own tree this year because I am not home. but normally under my tree is only gifts for my God daughter, nieces and nephews. I don't do a lot for others because that isn't the tradition here. The other stuff I bought was already delivered to the people via Fed Ex or US postal service. So sort of looks like I have a very sad tree this year with nothing under it at all.
• United States
24 Dec 15
We don't put the presents out until after the kids go to sleep on Christmas Eve, but I"ve still got a few young ones. This year worked out pretty well for us. The kids should be happy. But I've had plenty of years where I wasn't sure we'd have a Christmas.
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Dec 15
We have a couple of stacks of presents on a couple of tables but not under the tree cause of fur person traffic. Mom made a little odd remark once about one little stack that made me wonder if she knew exactly what they were all about.