Maybe you could explain to your children the real meaning of Christmas and plan a special activity that would focus on doing something for persons less fortunate than yourselves. You could explain to your four oldest children what is happening in your life (financial wise). They are not too young to begin to understand. You are very blessed to be finishing college.
There are many children who do not have a home or food to eat. (Last Christmas, several persons on this website sent small gift cards to purchase food.) Let your children know that there are hungry children their ages.
Maybe you and your husband could brainstorm on how to make the day special. For example, you could plan a special meal after you come back from a Christmas service or visiting an agency that keeps foster children or the elderly. (Just a thought). You could make small gifts for the elderly or a homeless shelter. (soap, toothpaste, shampoo). A pleasant Christmas day can be what you decide it will be even though you cannot purchase expensive present. This might be an incredibly rich gift for your children.
My husband (34) and I (31) have 6 children and have no clue how to I'm going to pull Christmas off. It's sad that Christmas is 4 months away and parents start worrying about this so soon. I have a 15, 14, 12, 10, 5 and 3 year old. I have always been able to pull off wonderful Christmas' for my children and I'm not even sure if I will be able to get them even 1 thing each. I hate that Christmas has become such a materialistic holiday so writing this is a bit dreadful for me. I guess we do this to ourselves. When parents are able to go nuts on presents for their kids for years the thought never crosses that jobs can be lost and bills can't be paid and being on welfare becomes a part of your life. My husband and I are graduating from college in May so eventually We hope to get out of this rut but for now I am desperate to reach out to the ones that are willing to help people like me. Please help my husband and I give our children a pleasant Christmas Day.
Hi,This is Ditto 55,I am writing early in hopes that someone can help me with Christmas this year.I am caring for my 4 grandchildren and have no money. Barely made it through last Christmas. I am in the Kissimmee,Florida area.Please help
Need christmas help got 4 boys 3,2,1 and 2 months on a fixed income and need help dont even know wat christmad feel like cause never got a chance to get gift for my kids are my self as a chil
hi its paul, i didnt know if you got my last message, but hope you had a good chirstmas, and thanks again
I sent you a one on one conversation.
I wish I could but our cell phones got cut off about a month ago and our cable got cut off about 3 months ago. Also, our lights are scheduled to be cut off the 27th of this month. My son went to his girlfriend's house, but when he gets back, I can use his phone.
Between Danbury/Winston-Salem,NC and Stuart,VA. Lord help, if that tells you anything,lol. In the middle of no where. I am 1/4 mile from Stuart,VA state line up hwy 8 on hwy 704 West.
could u help us with Christmas dinner please
Lawsonville, North Carolina
My birthday is also the 23rd that's what got my attention
I'm in louisville ky where r u located I'm helping a few families this year
I live in louisville have you found help for you and your son??