Mom’s Store

Day 8: Mom's Store opens today | 100DaystoChristmas.comUp until a few years ago, I had a dilemma concerning sibling gifts. I wanted my children to know the joy of giving to their siblings, but I had a terrible time trying to figure out how to work out the shopping trips with each kid alone and control the cost of the gifts. I read in a magazine how one mom set up Mom’s Store every Christmas with low-cost objects she had been collecting throughout the year that she knew would interest her children. She would designate a place in her room as Mom’s Store, set out a number of items appropriate to one child, and then would bring in one child at a time to “buy” a gift from that selection for their brother or sister. Then, she cleared those items and prepared to do another round for the next child.

Countdown to Christmas | 100DaystoChristmas.comThe Countdown to Christmas Challenge for today is to take some time to consider gifts for siblings. Maybe you want your children to make gifts for each other. Maybe you have a special night when you take each of them shopping alone. Maybe you’d like to try Mom’s Store. Whatever the case, preparation is a priority. You’ll need to be sure you have the materials you need on hand.

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  1. This is the first year that my son (5) is able to give to his sister(2). His school has a Holiday Shoppe that every kid in school can bring money in and buy from for family members. The parents decide who the child can buy for and a price range for each person. Then the child gets to shop while at school. The gifts come home wrapped even. I cannot wait to see what he bought for his sister.
    Oh and the gifts range from $0.25 to about $7.50, so cute gifts are also very cheap. I love it. :)