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When they are wrapped or Christmas eve?


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#1 lafonda

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

Another part spin off -

Do presents go under your tree as you buy and wrap or all on Christmas eve?

#2 LittleMissPink

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Wrap and put under tree as i go

#3 Feral_Mumma

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

I would love to do this when the kids are adults or close too but not at the age they are now, I don't think they'd last five minutes laugh.gif

#4 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

Usually under the tree but might be different this year with a 1 yr old.

#5 mummy2amelia

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Wrap and under the tree as I go.  The tree looks naked until there are presents under there.

DD likes to ask who each one belongs too, and give hers a good hard look and possibly a feel or too.  

There is nothing like a bit of antici……………………pation.


#6 gemgirl

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Half and half, probably.

#7 casime

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Mine are all under the tree already.  The tree doesn't look right without presents.

#8 LynnyP

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

Christmas Eve, after the children are asleep.  Then you get the full impact of Christmas day rather than being acclimatised to it over the week or so the tree is up before hand.

#9 qak

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE (casime @ 11/11/2012, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine are all under the tree already.  The tree doesn't look right without presents.


Your tree is up already   oomg2.gif  ... what happened to waiting until 1 December???

#10 mumto3princesses

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

Wrap and under the tree as we go. We don't do the tree until about the 1st of December and we have some presents each already hidden in our drawers and cupboards which we will wrap soon after the tree goes up. Then we wrap and put them under as we go.

Only the presents from Santa go under the Tree on Christmas Eve when he comes. original.gif

#11 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

Under the tree on Christmas Eve. There is no way presents would sit under the tree for weeks and not be touched in our house.

I love the look on the kids faces when they get up on Christmas morning and see all the presents under the tree. It's like there has been a present explosion overnight!  biggrin.gif

QUOTE
Mine are all under the tree already. The tree doesn't look right without presents.


Wow that's early!

Edited by Princess.cranky.pants, 11 November 2012 - 02:05 PM.


#12 BadCat

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Al the presents appear on christmas eve after the kids go to bed.  They like the bare tree in the evening followed by the present factory explosion look in the morning.  They won't even help me put the presents out because they don't like to see them before christmas morning.

#13 girltribe4

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Everything goes under the tree on Christmas Eve here biggrin.gif

#14 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

When the kids were toddlers/babies all went out after they went to bed on Christmas Eve.

Now they are older, they are wrapped and put under one the tree is up (first weekend in December)



#15 Jenferal

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:13 PM

I do them the night before. Too much temptation for a young child to not touch, or poke, or shake otherwise.
And I think Casime is in a league of her own with trees original.gif
I shamelessly suck up in the hopes I'll get to see them one day lol.

#16 Hop1

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Couldn't possibly put them under the tree they might get dusty......


Yes I know someone with that reasoning.



we do here kids know not to touch them. It's usually presents for others  though.

#17 BadgerBasher

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

They'll have to go out on Christmas Eve, I think. There's no way Beanie will leave them alone- I had a hard time getting her to carry a birthday present for her Bibi without sitting down to unwrap it!

#18 TheGreenSheep

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

It changes every year here. Sometimes we are away at Xmas, sometimes here. Sometimes the kids have been too lung and would've ripped them apart. That said this year it would be ok except friends are staying and their DD may not leave them alone for long. So wait and see....

#19 Frockme

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'd have to hire a tree guard if I put them out before Xmas eve, before bed time! Or build a 6 foot fence around it, with barbed wire.  ohmy.gif

Edited by Malaya, 11 November 2012 - 02:27 PM.


#20 JustBeige

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

For Dh and the kids - only on Christmas Eve.  Stops 'experimentation'.   Plus they love coming out to see all the wrapped presents as I like to wrap individual ones.

#21 Broxie

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

Under the tree as I go.
Santa comes Christmas Eve.

#22 strawberrycakes

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

I will put presents for others under the day a couple of days before Christmas Eve at the earliest, they go at the back leaving the front bare for Santa to leave gifts.

I like to do a big house clean on Christmas Eve so prefer no presents left under the tree so I can vaccum & mop there.

I don't know if I will be able to leave gifts before Christmas Eve anyway this year, I have a cat that seems to have an addiction to eating & tearing up paper.....



#23 belinda1976

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

All presents go under the tree as soon as wrap them - except the one's from Santa of course.

#24 Holidayromp

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

One year DH insisted that they be wrapped on Christmas eve and that was EVERYTHING.  If I had said anything differently he would have got the sh*ts so I kept quiet.  We did not start wrapping until almost 10pm.  This was after a day that I was on my feet cooking all day for Christmas day.  I had a very early start ahead of me and all I wanted to do was sleep.

All of the the carefully chosen presents were hurredly and poorly wrapped by DH eager to just to get through it all.  I was unimpressed with DH but couldn't say anything otherwise he would have got the sh*ts and left me with all of it.

NEVER EVER again.  I will start wrapping over the next couple of weeks up until Christmas where I may or may not only have one or two gifts left.  That is the way I have always done it and the way I will keep on doing it.  I am the present organiser and selector and I am damned if I am going to have someone who has shown little interest in the whole thing suddenly decide how things will be done.  He is not the one who has to cook or organise food etc for Christmas day.  To me presents are only part of it and I am damned if I am going to be sitting up to all hours on Christmas Eve wrapping when I have a very big day ahead of me.

#25 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE (Broxie @ 11/11/2012, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Under the tree as I go.
Santa comes Christmas Eve.


normally this, will be intersted to see how it goes with DD around this year original.gif




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