This is our first year that our kids are a little old to understand Christmas and yet still young to not care much. Dh and I decided to keep it simple with them each getting one toy and a few things in their stockings. Also we're going through a very hard time financially right now so we have to keep it simple.
Anyway we're Christians and we want Christmas to be more Christ like in our family. We're thinking about donating some things that we don't need and when our kids are older then maybe volunteering to serve food at our local shelter. So we're just not sure where with all of this the whole Santa Claus thing comes in. I also think that Santa Claus is too commercialized nowadays imho and we're a tv-free family and definitely don't want them to get the wrong idea about Christmas from the media.
So I'm just wondering for those of you who don't do the whole Santa Claus, how do you keep Christmas simple, and what do you do? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. TIA
ETA: Sorry if this has been asked before, I couldn't find anything on it