29 Responses to four gifts {tags}

  1. Kendra December 22, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    Thank you! Merry Christmas.

  2. Britany December 20, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I don’t see the link to download the tags either? Would love to use these cute tags for Christmas! I tried just right clicking and saving the image but it is not great quality…a little blury. Help! :)

    • emily December 22, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      You should be able to click on the download link and a box will pop up for where you’d like them emailed to. If you do not see that box, try switching to a different webbrowser (like firefox). Sorry for the trouble!

  3. Janeil December 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    I love this idea, but I’m not seeing a link to download. Are these still available?

  4. Tiersha December 8, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    I just wrapped my daughter’s FOUR Christmas gifts. She is two and I am so glad to be starting this tradition. Now on to my husband’s four gifts :)

    IG: @tiersha_w

  5. Carmen October 4, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    So funny seeing these pop up all over! We’ve been this for fifteen years – since our four children were little. It’s a great way to go!

  6. JennyBC December 3, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    My friend does this for her grandchildren and I love the idea. We started doing this but it was hard when you begin the pattern way down the road. Our children are varied ages 22, 21 and 8. I don’t worry so much about keeping it equal between the older two and their younger brother but definitely between the two of them. This year, they are both graduating from college so they need more in the way of setting up a place to live so we may change the categories a little but stick with the four gifts. It takes away a lot of stress and helps me be intentional with each of them. The other thing I find is that I really listen through out the year and get the things they could really enjoy.

  7. Sofia December 24, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    I’ve never heard of that before, but it’s a great idea! Where I’m from, you often write a limerick or rhyme with each present, giving a clue of what’s inside. It’s so much fun to sit down and write them for others!

  8. Kristina December 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    Thank you for the tags!

  9. Jen December 21, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    our little bean is only 4 months old so she’ll have no idea what’s going on this christmas but i was totally inspired by your post (and the ones you linked to a week or two ago) and would love to start that tradition in our home too. i know i’ll love to see her excited little face receiving presents that we specifically pick out for her but i don’t think they’ll be any greater joy than teaching her that Christmas is about Jesus and giving to/serving other people (not getting for yourself).

  10. maggie b. December 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    We are doing it here with our family of six with one small tweak:

    Something you want,
    Something you need,
    Something to do,
    Something to read.

    We are all SO excited … and this has been the least stressful shopping season EVER!

  11. Jody December 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    We SO intended to do these four gifts this year, but ended up abandoning it because of the ages of our kids. Our little ones wishes were inexpensive and the older ones things cost more. It stressed me out trying to keep everything fair and even.

  12. Marm December 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    I love this idea and had not heard of it before. I was in a stupor for Christmas gifts and this idea really helped. Thanks for the tags.

  13. Maria Amorim December 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    These are really great idea! Thank you for sharing! I like Mary Frances idea as well :-) it sounds funny for the young ones or your friends.

    Many Thanks


  14. Mary-Frances December 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    This goes along with something I’ve always said. I want something smart, something dumb, something pretty, and something fun. :)

  15. Michelle@OurWonderfilledLife December 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    thanks so much emily! we’ve done this for a few years and now i don’t have to make my own tags, yours are lovely! just about to wrap these gifts ;)

  16. kasey December 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    We’re starting this year! Love the idea. Made it so much easier to find meaningful gifts and not spoil the kids.

  17. Chrystal December 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Love this idea!

  18. Colleen December 20, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Such a fantastic idea, Emily! Thank you so much for sharing!

  19. Holly December 20, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Thank you. I am doing this for my nieces & nephews – but for the nieces it will be:
    something you want
    something you need
    something to play
    something to read.

    I just can’t resist spoiling them! :)

  20. andrea December 20, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    thank you thank you thank you! i made some want, need, wear, read tags last year but they aren’t nearly as cute! these are great – now i don’t feel so bad that i haven’t wrapped my gifts yet! merry christmas!! :)

  21. Christy December 20, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    I shared your post on facebook, and when I was talking to one of my best friends on the phone, she said she was doing this with her husband because I shared your blog! I went and looked under the tree, and realized I had gotten my boyfriend four gifts as well, and the tags fit perfectly, except instead of “something to read” he got “something to eat”! thanks for the inspiration, even though i did it subconsciously!

  22. shara bachman December 20, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    we are! thanks for these… adding them to the packages today :)

  23. Tara December 20, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    This is the first year we’re doing Christmas presents at all (our son just turned two) and we’re starting out by giving just four gifts. These tags are adorable and perfect – thank you!

  24. Susie Davis December 20, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    Thank you, Emily!!
    This is wonderful … and I love your gift giving idea.
    Merry, merry!

  25. Meagan December 20, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    I have never heard of the 4 gifts! What a great idea! I am going to remember this for next year! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

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