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Santa question user banned
29th Nov '12

How do you decide what gifts are from Santa, and which are just from you?



I didn't really buy LO any "big" gifts, so it's not like there's really something special I can say is from Santa (he got a kitchen last year, and a power wheel for his birthday).



Do you just split it up? If you get your kids two of the same thing, like, I got him two different Transformer Rescue bots.. would you make them both from you/Santa, or one from each?



Idk why I'm making this harder than it has to be lol

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
29th Nov '12

Yeah, we just kinda split them up and write whatever.... lol

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
29th Nov '12

if it's a pain in the ass to wrap... then Santa gave it lmao
Santa doesn't wrap his gifts around here.

*beck-i* {JAS08} 3 kids; Prattsburgh, New York 4808 posts
29th Nov '12

I don't write who they are from because DS recognizes my writing haha so we just leave them blank and come up with it as we go... it is kind of a fly by night operation on christmas morning at our house lol

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
29th Nov '12

It depends on what it is. We try to make the biggest thing from
Santa cause that way it's the most excitin one. Or if there's a you she specifically asked Santa for I try to make it that one. But we chose the best gift to be from
Santa in case someday we couldn't afford a big Christmas at least she wouldn't be disappointed by Santa. But I think it changes year to year based on what we are getting her. For example we got her an innotab this year and aren't making that from Santa because then all te accessories would jargon be from
Santa cause she's getting old enough to put two and two together. And our family can buy her accessories if they want without her being like "how'd u know Santa was getting me that". So I still don't know what's going to be from Santa. Well probably decide once we get everything and sort through it.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting *beck-i* {JAS08}:" I don't write who they are from because DS recognizes my writing haha so we just leave them blank and ... [snip!] ... leave them blank and come up with it as we go... it is kind of a fly by night operation on christmas morning at our house lol"


my parents used different gift tags and my mom took them to work and had her co-worker write the to/from!



sneaky assholes.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting InkDMomma:</b>" if it's a pain in the ass to wrap... then Santa gave it lmao Santa doesn't wrap his gifts around here."</blockquote>



:) lmao!!!

MOMBiE; Chloe's Mama~ 1 child; Spencer, Massachusetts 11831 posts
29th Nov '12

shes asked santa for two things and i got them,
but the bigger better thing i dont want to give the big guy credit for but she asked HIM for it so im doing that...
so dr dolly is from santa
scooter from mommy



usually i say more then one thing is from santa but just this yr im saying one is
plus the stuck in her stocking is from him..

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
29th Nov '12

My kids get one gift from Santa. I think my boys are getting a lot of hot wheels & a ballapalooza. But I might be getting them a powerwheel and saying that's for them both from Santa.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
29th Nov '12

Everything is from Santa at our house.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
29th Nov '12

Every present he gets is from Santa. That is how we always did it growing up, so that is what I do too.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
29th Nov '12

Well obviously the bigger items come from Santa. But for your other example like two of the same type of toy, they all come from the same person. Me or Santa. Last year he got a Pirate ship play set and then pirates to play with his ship. Santa brought all of that and a new DS game and some clothes. Mommy got him some other clothes and other random items.




Oh and Santa always has different paper and NO gift tags (Or didn't when DS was an only child cuz it was easy) but I figure Santa will just have to switch up his handwriting every year like he did when I was a kid. :D

Dani Lynn 2 kids; North Carolina 415 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *beck-i* {JAS08}:</b>" I don't write who they are from because DS recognizes my writing haha so we just leave them blank and ... [snip!] ... leave them blank and come up with it as we go... it is kind of a fly by night operation on christmas morning at our house lol"</blockquote>
A great way around this is to buy wrapping paper with Santa on it and say Santa doesn't have time to write it out and leaves it to mommy to write it. More than one kid? Two different Santa papers

*beck-i* {JAS08} 3 kids; Prattsburgh, New York 4808 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" my parents used different gift tags and my mom took them to work and had her co-worker write the to/from! sneaky assholes."


My mom had to do that for me when I was a kid too... maybe I should do that and yeah Santa has to have different paper then mom and dad too becuase they figured that one out fast!!

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Smartass *TTC*:" Every present he gets is from Santa. That is how we always did it growing up, so that is what I do too."


Well fuck you for keeping it simple! :lol: Man, I wish I had thought of that. The precedent has been set now though. He knows he gets stuff from Santa AND from family.