"I don't understand why they exist."
This was the answer I received two minutes after asking a question about how parents felt about the Christmas Eve boxes, which I hadn't realized so far was so controversial.
"I want to know where they come from and the prices can be terrible," said a second mother, and another, while respecting everyone's thought, said he was involved in the appeal of Noel. .
Warming up the discussion, the parents started telling me that there was just another commercial squeeze, but what I noticed was the number of parents who labeled themselves "tight" or "Scrooge" so that the participants would not participate.
The psychology of it seems to play a big role on occasion – which may be a huge burden on people's finances. Almost 8 million of the payments in January this year largely hit Christmas debts.
. I don't have a box on the Christmas Eve, "Elizabeth said.
"Santa Claus only leaves a master gift to our daughter and also leaves a sock full of little things like coloring books, new crayons, orange, stickers, a little puzzle, a magazine, socks, etc. and not a big-sized bag.
But others are on the fence about the idea.
A mother told me that Christmas is about making memories instead of blowing memories into early budgets, she'll spend a fine meal with her movies and kids.
But with a young son, Ashley said everything to see the kids lighting their faces.
He said, "Yay, the thought of minors excited about Christmas morning is brilliant."
"It's not about the price – we don't spend more than £ 15 in the box, but it also excites us for Christmas. It's all about planning, preparation and hard work all year round to see what our kids will be excited about for the big day. Great value, all for after-Christmas kids."
I agree with Kellie: "I love it! An extra build up to Christmas and something we do as a family – even the husband comes in."
"I'm just preparing for Christmas pajamas, a Christmas DVD, hot chocolate desserts, reindeer food, and then Santa's plate out.
"We wore PJs, sprinkled the reindeer on the outside, and we'll watch a movie with hot chocolate and candies. There's nothing on top, but a family tradition we plan to continue."
And as for the cost factor, they said it wouldn't cost you the world.
"I bought a Christmas trinket box from the range for £ 6 and then with my son's name the letters from eBay for 3 pounds. I just stuck them on top and just put the chocolate pajamas and a Christmas key," a mother said.
Meanwhile, two Kerry's mothers said: "I like this idea, but we don't spend a lot of money. My aunt has created the wooden Christmas Eve box that will last for years.
"I don't go to the ship because Christmas is a very expensive year. I bought little souvenirs from Santa, and Christmas Day's main gifts are from us because Santa doesn't seem fair when he gets a child on Xbox and his friends get a color in the book."
The discussion was first sparked by a candle in an online forum and hit the boxes only as a commercial trick.
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Another, "In this house they are not a tradition, and they will never have them."
The same mother said that the parent was no more than "mindless consumption" which should not be sacrificed.
Christmas Eve Boxes – Is Truth Real?
A carrot for Rudolph and a minced meat for Santa Claus are the aging traditions of Christmas Eve, but where are these supposedly joyful boxes coming from, and is it really a commercial turn behind Christmas?
Christmas Eve boxes are typically given to children as a way to break the expectations of the opponents of the next day.
A cardboard box can be as simple or as detailed as an engraved wooden case with lots of treatment.
Many parents, however, are unaware of the idea – some think that a box contributes to the stress and cost of Christmas.
But being counted as "tradition" remains a mystery.
"We do not claim that this is an old tradition," explained consumer expert Professor Vince Mitchell.
"It's not a day we prepared well. Boxes solve this problem by pressing a single key."
When we look at what the parents are looking for, it seems that almost no interest in the Christmas Eve boxes was before November 2013.
But since then his interest has increased – more than ten people he had called last year five years ago and even more so than the audience this year.
Mitchell said he was also impressed by the parents' gift of gifts elsewhere in Europe, and that many children from many countries received their gifts on December 24th.
However, the Christmas Eve boxes in the United Kingdom are quickly becoming a "smart retail invention".
”They increased their expectations the next day, which is the key to the Christmas experience of children,“ he said.
There's nothing next to the Christmas Eve box.
The Christmas Eve boxes openly divide the parents, but if you like to try the trend for yourself, you can give some advice from your mothers.
Buy a reusable wooden box and use it from year to year. A mother told us that she bought it in Hobbycraft in 2014 for £ 12 that she had designed and designed for her. We found it cheaper than £ 8. Alternatively, Poundland sells 1 Christmas gift box, which can be used for the next day gift.
Pay a trip to the local supermarket for cheap pajamas – you can buy up to £ 6 in George, shops like Primark and Pep & Co can also be cheap – if not cheap. You have a tracker on eBay, they sell a lot of new, unused items cheaply – and this is perfect for a bargain!
Eat a family meal instead of games and movies. A mother told us that she spent her spare day matching her table with tablecloths, paper plates, cups, and more (Wilko's are awesome). He then buys festive treat like Christmas tree crumpets to celebrate. This is not about gifts. As a mother explains: "We are doing things as a family on Christmas Day, like family games, making minced meat, sitting in warm chocolate and watching The Snowman." If you have Netflix, even better!
Make your own box using a shoe box or an old gift box and continue to use it every year.
Forget about clothes and toys (store them for Christmas) and go for cheap things to keep them busy preparing dinner like coloring books, stickers, stationery, chocolate Santa's coins and more.
Keep it simple. Go for a festive £ 1 mug from Poundland, choose an interesting hot chocolate aroma (30p) and invest in a pair of Poundland casual socks – enough to encourage excitement! . I'll buy a handmade wooden Christmas Eve box but I'll go to Poundland for chocolates, pajamas and so on, yapım a mother said.
Buy books from The Works – 10 for 10 TL and includes some extra Christmas gifts. You can also buy cheap children's books at 99 p shop for less than 1 TL. A mom said she found us in the House Bargains for 50p.
Sell your items as follows: "Sock, hairpins, stickers, etc. Buy any items that will not be sold for the next year." Another said he used Christmas DVDs again last year's gifts.
"I buy my son's pajamas after Christmas sales and buy them for about a year, and I'm sleeping next year. That's half the price. I also use coupon apps for shopping.
Home Bargains & # 39; s own & # 39; Earn 3 quid for your gingerbread house. Then you can complete the fun with 10p £ 1 desserts.
Go to the charity store. "I'm filling my boxes with desserts and foam baths – you can get a lot of nice stuff from poundhops, and I've taken all the Xmas movies from charities," a mother said.
Use cashback websites – "My mother is using sites like TopCashback for online purchases, and I keep them until I need them." "Also, don't forget to use sites that list the best prices for things like LatestDeals. Today at the Disney store, I have a gift of £ 27 using 24-hour sales plus cash-saving savings."