It’s almost Christmas time! I love everything about Christmas. The lights, the smells, shopping, wrapping, giving and cookies. Yes, give me all the Christmas cookies. I recently just learned about the 4 gifts of Christmas and I was surprised that I had not heard about this before this year. The premise of the 4 gifts for Christmas is that your child gets 4 gifts.
Something they want
Something they need
Something to wear
Something to read
Now I am assuming that this is a minimalist approach to gift giving around Christmas and honestly I was intriqued by this idea. Every year, I go a little crazy buying gifts for my children and then every year, the toys and things that they got go untouched after 2 weeks. It’s excessive and there is no need for my children to have or get more things that they don’t really a. need or b. will discard quickly. So this year we are going to stick to the 4 gifts of Christmas rule with some additions.
We will still do stockings and other traditions that we have come up with over the years.
My take on 4 Gifts for Christmas
Since I know I probably won’t be able to fully stick to just getting 4 gifts for the kids; I decided to add a few more categories. So in addition to the 4 above here are the others;
Something to do
Something to create
Something to learn
We are a big family on experiences and I want my children to get experiences instead of stuff. So for the something to do we will gift an experience. I am still unsure how I will fulfill the something to create or something to learn (maybe with an item that allows to build like Picasso Tiles or LEGOs) but it will be fun to come up with something.
So how are you dealing with gift giving this holiday season? What ideas do you have to meet the above criteria for gift giving? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
And because I am so excited for the holidays I decided to partner up with some amazing bloggers to offer a giveaway just in time for the holidays! Are you getting geared up for the shopping season? Do you need extra cash for Christmas?? Don’t we all?!
So Now A Way for you to get your 4 Gifts for Christmas
We are so excited to be giving away $675 in cash prizes for you to use starting this Thanksgiving weekend.
Let’s get this party started!!
Here are the prizes:
1 – $200 Gift Card
1 – $150 Gift Card
2 – $100 Gift Card
1 – $75 Gift Card
1 – $50 Gift Card
There will be 6 winners in this giveaway. Each winner will choose an e gift card of their choice and receive the code to use either at the online store or at the actual store of their choice.
Now it’s time to meet our wonderful co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.
Starting at the top row we have:
Tammy – My Life Abundant | Heather –The Super Mom Life | Carrie – Curly Crafty Mom | Dana – Create to Donate | Lisa – Blogghetti | Audry – That Recipe & Munofore | Tammy – Creative K Kids | Melissa – Deliciously Savvy | Debi – Life Currents | Trish – By Trish Sutton | Meredith – The Mom of the Year | Ahna – Hammers N Hugs | Lois – Walking on Sunshine Recipes | Michelle – Our Crafty Mom | Kathleen – Our Hopeful Home | Gladys – From Moms to Grandmas | Donna – Blog by Donna | Kara – Phoenix Mom Blog | Emily – Domestic Deadline | Linda – A Labour of Life | Kellyann – This Blonde’s Shopping Bag | Denise – Comfy Abode | Chrys – Write with Fey | Beverly – Eclectic Red Barn | Jamie – As For Me and My Homestead | Jamie & Kerry – Coffee With Us 3 | Donna – Two Chicks and A Mom | Zan – At Home with Zan | Falak – This Mamma Reviews | Laura – Laura & Co | Dijana – Hazel Eyes Mom Blog | Kim – Shiplap and Shells | Stacey – Simple Living: Creative Learning | Brianna – Adventures of a Twin Mom | Megan – The Stephen 3 | Denise – This is My Everybody | Erlene – My Pinterventures | Shana – Our Sutton Place | Lindsay – Paperclips and Confetti | Allison – Millie + Mommie | Paige – Paige Ken Smith | Sofia – Sofia Gora | Chelsea – The Real NY Mom | Danielle – My Slightly Chaotic Life | Sinea – Ducks N’ A Row
Please be sure to stop by and say hi to these wonderful ladies and their blogs.
The giveaway will end at 11:59 pm on November 25th on the day before Thanksgiving. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming the prize. If you respond right away, we will get you the gift card code promptly so that you can shop with it on Black Friday! If we don’t hear in 48 hours, we will have to choose another winner.
Open to anyone who can receive e gift cards from major retailers.