Our two lovely girls love each other to bits. But they can also bicker by the hour. As parents, we encourage and guide them to love and care for each other because they are sisters. One of the things we added this year is the ceremonial sisters exchange gifts for Christmas. It will be a new holiday tradition for our family.
Budget for the Gift
We told the kids that they each have P200 to spend for the gift so they have to find a nice item that the other one likes. We brought them to the SM Store at SM City Bacolod. And thankfully, there were many items that they could choose from that are easy on the budget.
Shawna receives an allowance or reward money from us from time to time. So she has some extra money on top of the P200-budget. And she was willing to spend more on her sister.
They were just so excited to go shopping for each other! Watch their video below:
Selecting the Gift
Shawna went with her Dad while Shane went around with me. We went to the different sections. Shane settled on a pink striped hoodie top for Achi Shawna. It costs P199.75.
Meanwhile, Shawna decided on a sequinned unicorn stuffed toy for Shane. She knows that her little sister is crazy about unicorns so it’s just about fitting to get her one.
The stuffed toy, however, costs P299.75. Achi Shawna willingly shelled out an extra P100 just to get Shane what she liked. It’s a really heartwarming thought.
Sisters Exchange Gifts on Christmas Eve
The girls had to place the gifts along with the rest of their presents under our Christmas tree. They had to wait for 11 days in order to open their presents. That’s part of the delayed gratification training.
The Big Reveal
We got home after the Christmas service at Bacolod Trinity Christian Church where the kids performed a song number with their cousins.
The kids heard another version of the Christmas story and afterwards, they held their sisters exchange gifts.
Meanwhile, watch the video below. They are soooo adorable!
Best Friends and Sisters
We are encouraging these two girls to become best friends for life because there are only the two of them. They should have each other’s backs. Since we are homeschooling, they did not grow up with classmates that can before best friends.
But don’t tell us that is the downside of homeschooling. Hubby and I both went to traditional school but never made life-long best friends from our classmates either.
We have good friends. And then there are our closest friends that are not from school. We have lived this experience so our kids are fine.
It is our desire that no matter where life leads them, they will always have a family in each other. <3