We are very nearly at the end of the month, I always find November the calm before the storm with regards Christmas. October is a very busy month with Halloween and then Bonfire night. It is literally out with the pumpkins and in with planning Christmas.
With December just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and getting organised for a very busy month.
For a few years now we have been trying to build certain activities / traditions we would like to do each year and also a bit of a bucket list of things we would like to do as part of our count down to Christmas. Here are a few of our family favourites we have started already. We also still look out for new ideas too.
Write a letter to Father Christmas.
My two love nothing more than grabbing the toy books as they arrive through the door and producing a collage of toys and gifts they would like for Christmas.
We begin the Christmas festivities with the Christmas light switch on in Sheffield city centre which is normally in late November. These nostalgic memories are what we hope the kids will remember in years to come and follow on with their own little families.
Advent is the official count down to Christmas for us. We try to do a variety of activities from 1st of December – 24th December. Not just the popular chocolate advent window calendar’s but also adding a little variety to it. Christmas bedding, baking, crafts always a big hit in our house and of course Christmas socks.
Visit a Christmas market where you can pick up slightly different gifts for family and friends, From more traditional wooden gifts to some yummy sweet treats too.
A visit to see Santa
My oldest is 10 and youngest 8 they still very much believe in Father Christmas but I’m not sure for how much longer **sad face**
Christmas would simply not be Christmas without a mulled wine. I Just love a mulled wine, whenever I smell the wonderful cinnamon scent I just know it’s that time of year. I am trying out number of variations of mulled wine and I will hopefully get to share some of these with you.
Who doesn’t love a Christmas movie, we will catching up on a few classics I’m sure.
Christmas eve boxes
This is by far our favourite tradition we have been doing with the kids for quite a number of years now. I plan to do a full post on what you can include in your Christmas eve box but basically it is a hamper of goodies to get you through Christmas eve. When the excitement of the imminent event just gets a little too much.
What Christmas traditions do you do each year to bring just a little more excitement to the count down to Christmas. Creating family traditions and making memories what more could you ask for ??
I would love to hear what you all get up to by sharing your Christmas traditions and bucket list.
Until next time