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<p>Does Santa bring presents for mommy & daddy or just the kids?</p>
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<p>If you do stockings, do you use the kid's socks or a larger one?</p>
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<p>Many presents from Santa or one big one?</p>
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<p>We have stockings, made by he kids Aunt Marie.</p>
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<p>Santa doesn't bring presents to adults.</p>
 

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<p>Santa only brings gifts for the kids - usually just one big thing each (this year all four kids are getting new bicycles).  He also fills the stockings.  We only have stockings for the kids, which I ordered online with their names embroidered on the front. </p>
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<p>Oh, and Santa's gifts are never wrapped.  :D </p>
 

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<p>Santa only brings gifts for the kids, but not all the gifts for them are from Santa.  We don't do stockings, though I am considering it this year.</p>
 

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Santa only brings presents for the kids- usually a big item or a couple smaller items. He does fill all of our stockings though. When I grew up Santa didn't wrap ( how could he have time????) but my dh thought that was totally unacceptable so now Santa wraps items that are not assembled PLUS stocking Stuffers (which is ludicrous to me).<br><br>
Eta- we have the standard polyester/acrylic stockings with our names in glitter. Next year we're all getting new stockings but haven't decided what yet.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Nansense</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285519/santa-presents#post_16116784"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>In your home...</p>
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<p>Does Santa bring presents for mommy & daddy or just the kids?</p>
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<p>If you do stockings, do you use the kid's socks or a larger one?</p>
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<p>Many presents from Santa or one big one?</p>
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Santa only brings presents for the kids. Once in a blue moon, in my extended family, there will be a random "Santa" gift for either one adult or a family, but it's always something small (eg. mom gave dh a small thing from "Santa" the year he moved up here).</p>
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<p>We use larger ones - if you look at the current "stocking stuffers" thread, you'll see why.  <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"></span></p>
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<p><span>We give each child one present. Santa brings one present each, as well. It's not big, but usually not really small. Occasionally, there's another Santa gift to more than one child.</span></p>
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<p><span>For example, this year, ds1 is getting a bunch of sketch books, dd1 and ds2 are each getting a jigsaw puzzle,</span> and dd2 is getting a stuffed bear. But, dd1 and ds2 together are also getting Jenga (that might be made out to all four of them - we'll see). It's somewhat flexible.</p>
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<p>ETA: Santa's gifts are all wrapped, in the same wrapping paper. Stocking stuffers aren't wrapped at all.</p>
 

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<p>Santa brings presents for everyone at our house.  As for stockings we use ones we've purchased, but I love the idea of homemade ones :)</p>
 

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<p>I get a Santa present.  I don't care who else does. :p  So really I think everyone gets a Santa present.  They are left under the tree unwrapped.  And we do large purchased stockings that are stuffed to the brim with unwrapped presents.  These are what occupy people until it is time to actually unwrap gifts. :)</p>
 

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<p>Santa brings everyone presents and fills everyone's stockings. Dh fills mine, and I fill his so it's a bit of a secret. Our stockings are ones we bought at Target a few years back, they have the first letter of our names on them.</p>
<p>Santa also wraps all the presents, but not the stocking stuffers.</p>
 

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<p>Santa brings presents for kids only. Santa wraps (and she dearly wishes she hadn't started that!)</p>
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<p>Stockings contain sweets and little things like pencils. Everyone gets a stocking. We have lovely matching stockings knit by a friend of the family. (She knit us 2 for our wedding, and we ordered ones for the kids when they were born (it's her business).)</p>
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I'm currently childless, so Santa doesn't stop by. But growing up we did-<br><br>
Stockings for everyone, large bought ones<br><br>
Santa only brings gifts for kids, but also fills parents stockings with grown up candy for instance, my Dad always got a chocolate orange in his stocking while the kids got small gifts and commercial xmas candy.<br><br>
Santas gifts are always unwrapped. Normally many presents. Parents never give xmas gifts to the kids though. All kids gifts come from each other, sometimes relatives, and Santa.<br><br>
We also had a tradition, at a child's first xmas Santa brings a wooden name puzzle stool. Much like these- <a href="http://www.kidsgiftsandmore.com/catalog/item/1953027/1371726.htm" target="_blank">http://www.kidsgiftsandmore.com/catalog/item/1953027/1371726.htm</a><br>
Then every xmas after we'd scramble to find our stools and put them in the living room xmas Eve, so Santa would know where to put our gifts. Santa then arranges each child's presents around their name stool. (I'm fairly certain this started after I claimed my little sisters santa presents as my own when I was 4, it seemed to work at preventing that. I do remember being confused as to why they were so sure Santa had not intended those gifts for me, and why they were able to tell what Santa HAD intended for each of us as they sorted through the mess I'd made! <img alt="redface.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"> ) In any case, those stools held sentimental value long after they ceased being interesting as playthings.
 

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<p>Really?  Wow, Santa never missed a year at our house.  ;-)</p>
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<p>Santa brings everyone 1 gift, wrapped.  He even remembers our dog.</p>
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<p>We don't do stockings.  We don't buy enough gifts to do stockings, lol.<br>
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<p>Santa only brings stuff for the kids.  Dh and I fill each other's stockings and the kids know that.  But Santa does do the kids stockings and a couple other gifts.</p>
 

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<p>Santa brings 1 gift for each family member, wrapped in distinctive paper and with special writing on the tag in red ink. Santa also brings a joint gift for the whole family, like a board game or table tennis etc.</p>
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<p>Our stockings are special Christmas stockings, lovingly hand-made by grandmothers.  When I was a kid, we used my dad's big work socks (the thick, rib knit grey socks with a band of white and red at the top). I realize now how stretched out they must have been after Christmas <img alt="lol.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"> !! </p>
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<p>Santa brings one gift each for the kids, and he doesn't have time to wrap them.  He leaves them in front of the tree.  Sometimes he also wraps a board game for the family and leaves it under the tree with all the presents from Mom and Dad, but not every year.</p>
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<p>We use large purchased stockings.  Santa fills those for everyone.  He doesn't wrap the gifts in Dh's or the kids' stockings, but somehow always wraps the ones in mine.  Weird.</p>
 

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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:2px;padding-left:0px;">Does Santa bring presents for mommy & daddy or just the kids?  <strong>Just for my son.</strong></p>
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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:2px;padding-left:0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:16px;">If you do stockings, do you use the kid's socks or a larger one?  <strong>A larger one but it's not huge.</strong></span></p>
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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:2px;padding-left:0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:16px;">Many presents from Santa or one big one?  <strong>One <em>small</em> one.</strong></span></p>
 

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<p>Does Santa bring presents for mommy & daddy or just the kids?</p>
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<p>Just the kids. ETA: Santa also wraps his presents, and uses his own wrapping paper. He's done so every Christmas since the one when I was a child and asked my mother why Santa used the same wrapping paper she did.</p>
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<p>We do stockings, but we do them on St. Nick's Day (Dec. 6th). We have large stockings, but they don't generally end up stuffed to the brim. St. Nick brings an orange, an apple, fancy roasted nuts, a few chocolates, and a couple small toys. If the children are in need of slippers, jammies or a robe that year, he brings those, too. St. Nick does put a couple small goodies in mom and dad's stockings, too. This year, DH got a bag of trail mix and I got a Lindt chocolate bar. There will be nothing in the stockings on Christmas day.</p>
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<p>We don't go overboard for Christmas, but Santa does get to take credit for the biggest and the best presents. For now, he brings 2-3 gifts per child. Once the kids get older and want pricier things, he will probably bring 1. We give the kids a couple small presents in addition to the Santa gifts (this year, it'll be new ice skates and a new book from mom and dad).</p>
 

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<p>Santa fills everyone's stockings, but only gives bigger gifts for the kids.  They get one big Santa gift each.</p>
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<p>We each have our own special stocking (that I made), not just normal socks.</p>
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<p>Santa has his own special wrapping paper, and usually wraps most of the stocking stuffers though not all (not usually the candy/chocolate, etc).</p>
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<p>Ooops... I made a mistake.  This year for the first time Santa is also bringing a family gift for us all to share (Pitchcar - a fun dexterity board game).</p>
 

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<p>None.  My DD loves the Santa story, but she knows it is pretend and said she wasn't interested in pretending that Santa was bringing gifts.</p>
 

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<p>This will be the first year that santa leaves a tree gift for ds.</p>
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<p>We have multiple stockings each.  One at my parents, one at DH's family home, one at our house.  The stocking at my parents is a large one my mom made with our names on them.  At DH's family home the leg of a pantyhose is used and stuffed to rediculous proportions (like 5 feet tall)....each gift is individually wrapped and are either practical (bag clips, note pads) or fun (books, games).  The stocking opening, depending on the number of family members in attendance can take a few hours as we take turns opening.  At home we each have a hand knit stocking (by my SIL) with our names on them. </p>
 
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