Mum’s balloon game will help struggling parents who ‘can’t afford a huge pile of gifts' for their kids this Christmas
A MUM has shared her genius tip for struggling parents who can’t afford a “huge pile of gifts” this Christmas – and all you’ll need is some balloons.
Mum-of-two, Hannah Stocker shared the idea on Facebook, explaining how she brightened up Christmas for her sons, Leo and Charlie last year.
Captioning her post, she wrote: "If anyone out there is struggling for money this year, I just wanted to share this with you..
"Last year I felt guilty that I couldn't provide that huge pile of presents for my boys, that I wanted to, so I decided to cover the floor with balloons to hide the lack of presents, which worked a treat.
“Some of the balloons had the boys names on them and when they found their balloons they popped them and inside were coins ranging from 20p to £1 and a surprise £5 note.
“I also brought them a money box that counted the money as they put it in. They each had £50 in total”
Hannah used eco-friendly balloons for the hack.
And the idea has been such a success, that there are no prizes for guessing what Leo and Charlie have asked for this year.
“You guessed it, balloons with money in. 😍 It doesn't have to break the bank!” added Hannah.
Her post has since gone viral, amassing over 2,600 likes, and 3,000 shares from grateful parents.
One wrote: “What an amazing idea, your a super mum.”
“Brilliant idea, kids would always remember this 🎈🎈🎈” agreed another.
A third added, “Things have got a bit crazy money wise for presents, so this is something to ensure kids have fun.
“Thanks for sharing this great idea and I hope you have a magical Christmas.”
In other festive news, this mum is spending £3,000 on her daughter this Christmas – and £2,000 of it is on credit.
And a mum-of-four who spends £1.2k on her kids’ Christmas gifts defends HUGE present pile.
Plus a woman panic bought all her Christmas presents in 5 hours before lockdown and Argos staff had to carry her bags as she had so many.
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