I am so excited for the Christmas season to be right around the corner. If you're a regular follower of the blog, you know we recently became homeowners. We are more than excited to spend our first Christmas in our new home and create memories to last a lifetime. Joe and I are Christmas nuts and so are the kids! From the joy of celebrating the birth of Christ, to decorating our home, and shopping for gifts...it's a joyous time of year for us.
When it comes to making a gift list for our kids, we have tried to start following the guidelines of something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read. I really like doing this, especially for their age group (1-7). The kids usually get two presents for each category. This helps us not only keep things even between each child, but stick to our Christmas budget very well.
With four kids, I also start shopping early. Between the end of summer and beginning of fall, a lot of great toys go on sale or on clearance. This helps me stay ahead of the game as far as being able to afford purchasing gifts.
This year, we will be visiting a Toyland event at a Wal-mart near us! Be sure to check out event dates and times so you can check it out at a Wal-mart near you. These events will feature some wonderful gift ideas for your children. I know we are more than excited to check it out!
Stay tuned for a toy review and our experience at the Wal-mart event!