Aside from stocking stuffers, I am finished with the Christmas shopping! It’s practically a miracle. The biggest miracle of all is that I was able to keep to my “something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read” rule.
It’s just that stockings don’t count. And I’ve definitely gone a bit over budget on the stockings–mainly because I decided to buy each of them a CD since they each asked for one on their Christmas lists. And I don’t have a category called “something to listen to,” though maybe I should. We are a pretty musical household, after all. Unfortunately, not one of them asked for a classical or opera CD. Who are these children who want One Direction, R5, and Kidz Bop, anyway?
So, since I’ve already spent a bit too much on stockings courtesy of teeny bopper music, I needed to fill them with stuff that’s not very expensive. And not candy, either. Due to our family goal of extra health this year, I don’t want to stuff the stockings with Hershey’s kisses and M&Ms, gluten-free or not.
I was talking to a friend, and she had the great idea of giving the kids coupons in their stockings. What a fabulous idea, hey?
So I made some (I liked how this printable turned out so well that I copied myself). The girls will LOVE coupons for things like a day with no chores, extra screen time, and story time with Daddy. I think that my youngest’s favorite might be a day of no music practice. Man, she is stubborn about playing her violin!
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Thank you for sharing your great ideas and printables!
Thank you so much!
My kids will like these. Great way to keep clutter out of the house, too.
I love these!