Thirty-five-year-old Emma Tapping is a mom from the UK that loves to blog about the ways she saves money. But when she decided to post a picture of her Christmas tree overflowing with presents, online backlash ensued.
The Instagram photo was shared over 100,000 times, with many people commenting that Emma missed the point of Christmas and was spoiling her kids. Tapping had reportedly spent three thousand dollars on Christmas gifts for her three kids. They say she is commercializing Xmas, but she claims she has saved all year long to provide her kids a good Xmas.
She says give until it hurts—but can you give too much at Xmas? Do you find this tree “disgusting,” as some folks online put it, or is this yet another example of online overreacting?