We really believe that less is more, and we've noticed that kids who get a ton of presents during the holiday tear into one after another barely taking notice of what they've just received. While we kept our own gift giving small, our daughter still received plenty of gifts from friends and family, so here's what we did:
We took most of them and put them in our closet as soon as she opened them. She's only two so this still works. There's still a long winter ahead and now we've got nearly two crates of new toys and arts and crafts supplies to whip out at any desperate moment. Not to mention, we bought ourselves some time to figure out exactly where the new things will go in her play area.
Do you stash away some of your child's presents for another day?
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