Division of Monetary Gifts

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Back for my daily money question...I have 3 girls with birthday's in December (1 on Christmas and 2 on New Year's Eve, go figure) and I just sent them out their birthday "gift". Since I also sent out individual child gifts as special Christmas money this year, will these 3 girls end up getting one lump sum, or will it still be split up into two pots of money?
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Lindsay

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Hi Lindsay! Thank you so much for being so thoughtful! How funny that three of your children have birthday's on holidays :). Because your sending these gifts just a day apart, both the birthday gift and general child gift for Christmas will reach the project and be delivered in the same time frame. However, you designated one as a general gift and one as a birthday gift. So our project staff will explain to your children that one of the gifts is specifically for their birthday :). Because they will receive these gifts at the same time, they may use them to purchase separate items, or we have seen situations where they decide to combine both gifts and purchase a larger item.  It all depends on what your child wants/needs and is up to your child, the parents, and staff at her center who will assist them in making a decision. 
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Thanks, Emily! I'm glad for whatever it is they get for it, so long as it puts a smile on their face and/or relieves some worries for the family. I'm glad to know that they'll be told it's separate. I relaize that so many of these children don't get to celebrate their birthdays, and especially with them falling right on holidays (at least the one on Christmas), who knows how special they're made to feel. I tell them all their birthday's are important to me becasue it's a special day for me to celebrate and be thankful for them being in my life.

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