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Snowman System Gift Towers

It is easy to go a bit overboard at Christmas and this idea is as adorable as it is practical. The Snowman System!

     The basic concept is that you make a snowman for each child with the largest box on the bottom. This contains a toy. The next box is smaller and contains a piece of clothing. The top box is the smallest and can contain a smaller gift like their favorite snack. Hats, scarves, or gift cards can be added as optional gifts on the top. Details like buttons, faces, and other snowman features are added at the end.

     When each snowman is wrapped and then decorated, the presentation under the tree is quite organized. Then, each child knows which snowman belongs to them, with no fuss or fighting. Plus, you can decorate using whichever colors are in your holiday decorating scheme already. With this method also don’t end up running out of your current wrapping paper adding little gifts to the growing pile and having to use paper that doesn’t match by the end. You could even make the snowmen match their recipients in looks. The possibilities are wide open for a project like this! 

     Another benefit of this method is that it can be used to teach children that Christmas is about family and spending time together, not about the number of gifts you receive each year. This system can also be adapted to work well with adults, depending on your family and gift-giving style.

Idea courtesy of 12 Tomatoes

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Digital Issue Winter 2021