So people are complaining about kids receiving "cheap dollar store junk" for Christmas from Angel Tree and other donations.
This was my response:
I buy simple little things like that. We don't have a lot of money and are stretched pretty thin, so we don't spend a lot on presents any way. But we have fun traditions to make up for it and the kids Are always happy.
And Even though we aren't doing great financially, I know there are other people who are worse off And still want to help them. So I'll pick up little Present for them.
We did the shoebox gift program this year and filled up 2 show boxes, one for a baby one for a toddler, Wrapped it, labeled It and donated it.
The baby one had a few diapers, A rattle, keys, teething circle, a little teddy, a paicifer, some bibs, a couple little shirts, socks, rubber duck, and some sacking cups. And A&D ointment. (all from the dollar tree except for the diapers which came from DDs diapers.)
The toddler box had a coloring book, crayons, a sticker book, some of that drawing foam spray to use in the rub, bubbles, a Jump rope, a pair of gloves and a matching hat, a doodle pad, a few types Of candy, and a pop up book.
Last year we did a program with a church and recieved a letter from The little girl who for our gift, she was 5 and was very happy with the baby doll set we got her AT THE DOLLAR TREE.
I wasn't aware we had been doing anything wrong. _____________________________
So I don't get it. If the kids are happy with their gifts, and people want to help and donate what they can, why bitch?
We were broke when I was little. I would have been ecstatic to receive ANY kind of toy.
A lot of people Want to help people who are less fortunate, and as a mother I don't want to see a child go without Christmas present. But not everyone can afford to donate fabulous and expensive presents. Sorry if my "cheap dollar store junk" isn't good Enough to meet your standards, but get over it and be happy your child got some Christmas presents.
Its not the kids, they are happy. Its the bitchy ass parents who think they are entitled to this great gift for their kids. Keep doing what you are doing, your are right. A present is a present, regardless of price.
When im at the dollar tree they ask if i want to donate a toy,I say yes,Not everyone can afford top brand toys.I think its the thought that counts,atleast that child gets something for christmas instead of nothing.I`m sure their not complaining.