With the bad economy, crime is on the rise. This should be of no surprise to anyone.
One of my former coworkers had her house broken into last night and all the presents were stolen from under the tree. This is not uncommon, as there have been a number of similar stories on our local papers.
One way to avoid this happening to you is to not put the presents under the tree until absolutely necessary.
This practice serves two purposes: 1) burglars are less likely to take what they cannot immediately see, and 2) it makes Christmas morning all the more dramatic for the kids when they see nothing under the tree at night and stuff under the tree in the morning.
I always hide the presents from everyone (and not in one location either) until Christmas Eve night.
Just thought I'd share a little tip with you. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, etc.