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.
Hannah Stocker revealed her genius tip for replacing gifts with balloonsCredit: Facebook
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 filled the balloons with small sums of cash for her sons Leo and CharlieCredit: Supplied
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.”
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And a mum-of-four who spends £1.2k on her kids’ Christmas gifts defends HUGE present pile.
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