It seems that Christmas is a time of extremes for people all over the world, with some children resorting to asking for food while others are overloaded with gifts.
It is the latter that has prompted backlash against one mother today, who has received online abuse for sharing a photo of her children’s Christmas presents – all 300 of them.
Mum-of-three Emma Tapping, from the Isle of Man, posted the photo of her presents piled high against the Christmas tree, admitting that the collection cost her around £1500.
After receiving a wave of criticism online, Emma appeared on This Morning to defend her actions.
Insisting that she spends the entire year collecting presents, shopping for bargains in sales, Emma hit back at the negative and nasty comments.
“I’m not rich at all, which is the first thing I wanted to point out. I literally start from January. I shop all the way through. I use every bargain that I can and every sale that I can,” she explained.
Emma – who is mum to a 19-month-old, a three-year-old and a nine-year-old – added: “I shop all year round to make the pile as big as it is and start wrapping in August. Anything full price I refuse to pay for.”
People have accused Emma of spoiling and even ‘abusing’ her children by purchasing so many gifts for them.
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