One mom has this week admitted to buying her children's Christmas presents from a store you might not expect... Keep scrolling for the full story.
Now, we all know that it’s only a matter of weeks before we’ll have a lot of excited kiddos on our hands...Waking up extremely early on Christmas day to see what Santa has brought.
For many, Christmas is one of the most exciting holidays of the year.It is time to be spent with family, friends, and loved ones, eat good food, and exchange gifts - even if it might look a little different this year.
Of course, the decorations play a huge part in the festivities.
From dazzling tree toppers to lights and tinsel galore...
Christmas is all about a big feast of delicious foods...
via: ShutterstockAnd, usually, there's so much leftover, you end up still eating it days later.
And of course, you can't forget the presents.
Christmas presents can cause many parents to feel guilty though.
And that not the only issue, Christmas presents are also very expensive.
But not for one mom...
Amelia Kennard, twenty-six, is a mum of 2, and only buys her children's presents second-hand...Opting for Facebook Marketplace and charity shops over your usual toy stores.
Growing up, Amelia from Northampton, U.K, would receive hundreds of presents from her parents.Speaking to The Sun, she explained that her mom would wake her and her siblings because she was so excited for them to see their presents: “Then when we’d wake, at the end of our beds there would be a huge sack full of gifts. You could fit in the sack once it was emptied... But before then it would be so jam-packed with goodies."
Amelia and her sister would receive bags and bags of matching presents.
From Christmas dresses to games, the sisters would have it all, and that's before they even got downstairs...
“They would fill the living room and spill out into other rooms. We would still be carrying on until December 27th. All in I think my parents spent close to £1,600 ($2128) on each of us every year."
However, while this might sound like a dream to some, Amelia admitted it wasn't always so idyllic...
via: Shutterstock“Opening more than 300 presents, which must have cost thousands of pounds, is time-consuming. And they were new every year. A new bike, a new computer game. It was a lot. I’m not sure it made me happier."