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Donovan17 Sat 12-Nov-16 16:29:08

I have two children one 16, one 11 and I was hoping to knock the box christmas calendar on the head this year but both children have said they would like it to continue. I don't want to put the usual chocolates in them and any little presents that they may even be remotely interested in would prove costly. So for this year I decided to let them know how much they mean to me and their dad. In 23 of the boxes I have included a little note each starts with "We love you both because:" Then I just filled in the gaps for example: You have wonderful smiles, You believe in justice, You are hard working a school, you make us proud, you love your family, we can trust you, you love to dance , you laughter is infectious and so on. On day 24 there is a special message on theirs it reads "Merry christmas love mom and dad. xxxxxx" underneath is a throwback picture of my children with Santa and at the very bottom I have written "WE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU" Do you think kids would still rather have the presents?

SoupDragon Sat 12-Nov-16 16:30:27

It's a nice idea but I would put chocolate coins in too.

Chelazla Sat 12-Nov-16 16:34:51

Agree with soup! Lovely idea but add a choocy too x

herecomesthsun Sat 12-Nov-16 18:35:26

I think DS 8y would just want the chocolate to be honest #too cool for school and too cool for sentiment. But it is a lovely idea. Maybe girls would be more comfortable with this? Maybe better in the US?

Donovan17 Sun 13-Nov-16 16:06:32

chocolates and sentiment it is then, thanks for your comments.

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