I'm thinking they will be out of sight until Christmas Eve, simply because I'm not sure my son can withstand the temptation to open them when I'm not looking.
ohhh I want to enjoy them looking pretty under the tree NOW!!! It makes me feel like I wrap and open if they aren't under the tree for a little bit.
Presents from friends and family can be under the tree at any time. Only SANTA gets to put presents under the tree on Christmas Eve!
I love to wrap presents ahead of time and then enjoy seeing them under the tree as long as possible. Plus, it was kind of a family tradition to hide the names on the package in some obscure place, so we weren't quite sure which presents were ours. And it was fun to try and shake them and guess what was inside. There were always a few new ones out on Christmas morning too, though.
We always put presents that arrived in the mail (from Grandma, etc.) under the tree right away. But Christmas morning was the big reveal!
yeah, I work hard on my wrapping and I love to make them squirm/wait/die in agonyI also love to come out and see a group of my kids sitting there just gazing at the presents wondering and dreaming...it's too cute.
Tate has been arguing his best for me to put presents under the tree, but I'm afraid Bob will chew them up, so they won't go out until Christmas morning.
Christmas Eve after the kids go to bed.
They look so pretty under the tree. I put them there as soon as I wrap them. Growing up, all of the presents went under the tree whenever mom got them, but we each got one present from Santa (plus our stockings) and that didn't appear until we woke up Christmas morning. Duh, when else would Santa bring them?
Nothing under the tree until Christmas Eve after all the kids go to bed. It serves several purposes:1. Keeps the snoops out of the packages.2. Prevents toddlers, babies, and dogs from destroying packages.3. The look on their faces when they come downstairs on Christmas morning is priceless. 4. Stops the comparisons: "I have only have 3 presents, but X has 4!" It's harder to compare during Christmas morning chaos.
Thanks for making me think about it. I've decided there will only be lumps of coal under the tree until Christmas eve! Then... we'll see.
I put the gifts nder the tree as I wrap them. But, I keep it even to avoid fusses over how many each child has. Also, Santa does occasionally call on the phone to let us know that someont's behavior needs to improve or he will call back and instruct Mommy to remove one of the presents!!
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