How lovely is this article here, a Christmas list to Santa written in 1911:
“I want a baby doll and a waterproof with a hood and a pair of gloves and a toffee apple and a gold penny and a silver sixpence and a long toffee.”
Although with the cost of gold the penny might be a stretch, if I substitute it for a gold chocolate coin that list would be significantly cheaper than the one my eldest wrote with TOMICA, countless Wii games, and an inflatable go-kart for starters…
I would like Christmas to cost less but with Christmas list’s getting progressively longer and more sophisticated, I would not know where to start and not sure I could carry the burden of guilt if my boys had less than their friends.
Maybe next year I should go back to basics perhaps making some of the gifts… not that anyone would thank me for that! My creative ability is on par with my cooking (see here). I have however made a new blogger friend over at life, love and living with boys who might just have the know how!