Emma Tapping, a resident of the Isle of Man, really loves Christmas. This 35-year-old mother of three is not wealthy, but she always wants to provide the best Christmas for her kids, and she does that in a unique way by giving them hundreds of presents.
"The way I see it is you could buy your kids two presents or 200 presents, it's the way you bring them up," Tapping explained on Britain's This Morning Show, via TODAY. "I literally start from January, I shop all the way through. I use every bargain that I can and every sale that I can."
The result of her savvy shopping is an epic pile of 300 Christmas presents for her family. Tapping photographed this proud pile, posted it to Facebook and it was shared over 600 times.
Here is the photo:
However, many people criticized her photo.
One person commented on the viral photo and called it "obscene."
"It's nearly time for all the materialistic parents to compete and broadcast how many presents their kids have," another person posted on Facebook. "Just remember, there are a lot of children who won't get much."
The hashtag #toomanypresents was trending online because of her photo.
That’s when this mother decided to call out the haters and set the record straight.
"I love Christmas and I shop savvy to give [my kids] a good Christmas," Tapping said to Buzzfeed. "I would happily help anyone find the bargains or give tips on how I save. I think how I spend my money on my children is my choice."
Tapping then posted another viral message on Facebook. This time, she told everyone that the photo was not used for bragging.