Was wondering what everyone did concerning this. When I was growing up, my mother refused to allow us to display our Christmas presents received from our family/friends under Christmas tree before Christmas Eve/morning. As you probably know, a lot of families put their Christmas presents under the tree way beforehand for display, storage, and/or as part of their overall Christmas décor. My mom refused to this for several reasons. One, she felt that this would appear to be bragging and boastful to people coming into one’s house about the amount of presents one has. Kind of like, “Look at all the presents we have!!”. And two, she felt that by seeing the presents beforehand for so long, that the surprise and enjoyment of opening up the Christmas presents on Christmas Eve/morning was now somewhat hampered. Three, she felt that the presents we received were private and only our business, so they shouldn’t be viewed by anyone else.
So, what do you do with your family’s presents? Put them under the tree immediately, or not until Christmas Eve/morning? Did your family do this growing up or not? Do you think it’s an etiquette faux pas to do so as my mother felt it was?