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My nephew is getting a Polaris 4 wheeler, Xbox, snow board along with games, shrinky dinks and other fun stuff. I sure would hate to see all that upstaged by a box of bandaids.
biglove wrote:We put Band-Aids, Chapstick, Carmex, gums, mints, Kleenex, Motrin, Tylenol, cold meds, socks, gloves, gift cards and pretty much damn near any other little things in our kids, now all adults, stockings every year. Only one remains at home and the cost of all those things through the year can really add up for young people out on their own.
The wife made giant stockings, aka "Santa Bags," and I, except for this year, wrap every single box of goodies/package/gift card/etc individually. Oh, and we put anywhere from $50-$100 in each Santa Bag. How we do the cash varies every year...sometimes its a single big bill, sometimes all ones wrapped around some but not all of the gifts. Other times it is all $2 bills or a mix of anything from ones to twenties. Keeps it fun.
In addition to the cash we put in we spend about $200 per Santa Bag. Three kids, a son-in-law and with at least one of the single kids with a SO, that gets way expensive in a hurry!
This is from the inaugural Santa Bag season...about five years back, maybe six years. The kids swear it is their favorite part of Xmas.
Since I am unable to drive and have severely limited use of my left arm, the wife is having to handle it all this year. She is working OT this weekend and the next two weeks with her staff out with the flu. Gonna' get interesting this next week.
Early Xmas wishes to all!