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IN OMG! ON 11 Dec, 2015
How much money do you spend every Christmas? Well, some people like to buy new shoes, new smartphones, new tablets, new games, new everything! But not everything bought is for themselves -- some are actually for friends and relatives.
This mother, in fact, spent at least 1,500 euros for her family and got them 300 presents for the holidays. Just how much is too much during the time of giving, anyway? Read below to see what the mother had to say after people were outraged at the amount of gifts.
Apparently, each of the three children will be having at least 85 gifts each. I probably won't even get more than five this year. Even better, the husband will also be getting dozens of presents from his wife.
She's the one responsible for all of the nice presents her family would be getting. She has two daughters, a son, and a husband. At first, it might seem like she's being such a consumerist trying to spoil her children and bragging about it, but she said that she actually works hard all year round in order to provide to her children and her husband what she believes they deserve for being good to her.
Unluckily for her, someone got the image and put up a caption to criticize her. Isn't it kinda weird that everyone somehow feels like they should be mad at every single thing every single day? Yes, people might want to just spend the holidays without spending, but some people really do want to give actual material things to people they love. And that's their own business.
Emma Tapping runs a holiday cottage, and she's not some dumb spender who buys things impulsively. Starting in January, she already saves money and buys things only when they're on sale, so that by Christmas she'd be having lots of gifts that were bought for a lower price. Clever!
Emma argues that whether a mother gives her kids a present or two or 200 of them doesn't matter. What's important is that they are raised to appreciate what they are given, to give back, and to be good people.
Emma has been criticized recently by so many people online, and yet if she bought a single expensive gift, say, a Macbook Air, people probably wouldn't be as outraged. Isn't that weird?
Emma Tapping believes that she has the right to spend what she wants as long as she's wise about it. She listens to a money expert, buys during sales, and she loves her family. What exactly is wrong with that?