Deck the halls
There really is something very special about the month of December. The tree comes out, the stockings are hung, presents are wrapped – Christmas preparation is in full swing! This year however, I felt inspired to break free from tradition & create our own kind of Christmas to share with our children – making memories that will last a lifetime.
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I like to think that decorating your home is about doing what makes you happy – not what others expect. A tree with no leaves. Who would have thought? Certainly not my six year old! But when I turned on the lights, I knew I had his approval. Vases, plants in pretty pots & candles can be used to create warmth and texture. And on that very special first day of December, we went hunting in our local forest for pinecones to add a festive touch to our Christmas space.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
Christmas is a time for giving & what could be more fulfilling than seeing your child’s eyes light up with excitement as you decorate your home. Include a collection of their favourite toys – some of ours are the Nana Huchy Fairy & Mouse, T-Lab Bambi, Oyoy Bunny, Rock & Pebble Toto, Origami Boat and Gold Leather Crown. One of our new favourite traditions is the Reverse Advent Calendar. Each day in the lead up to the Main Event, our children select one of their toys or books to place in our Santa Sack that we will then donate to children who may not otherwise receive a something special on Christmas Day.
‘Twas the night before
If last minute wrapping is your thing and like me you are stuck doing all of your gifts on Christmas Eve, be sure to invest in a Wrap Kit. Designed to make gift-wrapping effortless and coordinated, you may even have time for some carols before the Man In Red makes his appearance.
Amongst all of the hype that comes with this busy time, make sure you take a moment to appreciate the love, laughter, wonder and pure joy that is shared with family, friends & loved ones.
Merry Christmas - xo -