Monday, 20 November 2017

Christmas Traditions you can start this year


I love Christmas traditions there is something about having a child that makes Christmas all the more special, don't you think? 

I wanted to share with you today some of our favourite traditions and hopefully inspire you to do some too. 

1. Christmas light switch on
This is something that Stuart and I did every year until we had Blake has he is noise sensitive. However as he gets older we will start taking him and I feel it's a great tradition to start off the festive season. 

2. Decorate the tree/home together
We always try and decorate our home on either the 1st of December or on the first Saturday in December so that we can do it all together. 

3. Visit Santa
I love doing this every year even though Blake got a bit upset last year I am hoping that this year will be much better (Fingers crossed) 

4. Festive crafts
I like to try and do a few festive crafts such as making cards for the grandparents. 

5. Writing to Santa
I'm starting this one with Blake this year of course he is too little to write himself so I will be helping. 

6. Christmas music
I love to put Christmas music on repeat in December to get into the festive mood

7. Christmas movies
Nothing better than crashing out in the evenings/at weekend on the sofa with a good Christmas film on. 

8. Christmas Books
I started this tradition for Blake's second Christmas, we get the same books out each year and read them together. 

9. Sensory Activity 
Last year I did a sensory tuff tray with Christmas decorations for Blake to play with. This year I have some little fake snow for him to play with.

10. Go and see a panto 
This is something we plan to do in a few years time hopefully as not sure how Blake would cope with it. 

11. Christmas baking
Last year we made Christmas cupcakes. This year we may do the same or gingerbread men

12. Christmas Eve basket
I love doing this tradition it's definitely my favourite to do. You can see here what I put in Blake's last year to get an idea. 

I am planning on doing a separate post on all of our Christmas Eve traditions to give you more of an idea of what we get up to. 

39 comments:

  1. I love the new tradition of Christmas Eve boxes. I've always had PJ's on Xmas eve so it's a similar concept x

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  2. This is such a cute list! Christmas will always be my favourite time of year!xx

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  3. My latest blog post is about Christmas too!!! Some great traditions here, I'm definitely hoping to get Christmas biscuit baking some time!!!

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  4. Nice post, I used to love seeing the Xmas lights but it's so packed nowadays and I get claustrophobic so I just admire them when it's a normal day.

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  5. I love Christmas traditions as well and the idea of creating a gift basket for Christmas Eve is wonderful x

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  6. Some lovely traditions . Our Xmas eve tradition - we always have a little buffet , lots of Xmas songs and then when the kiddies go to bed we start wrapping presents and setting them down by the tree :)

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  7. I love doing the christmas light switch on with the kids - we have to make sure they get one each though

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  8. Love making Christmas traditions :) We started doing the Xmas Eve box last year and the same Xmas stories, it's so lovely x

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  9. Christmas Movies is one of my big traditions. Everything from Gremlins to Die Hard gets watched in our house!

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  10. I love going to Christmas light switch-ons, they're so much fun! Christmas movies are an essential, I love watching ELF every year hehe! I'm determined to find a nice Christmas novel to get lost in this festive season!

    Abbey 🎅🏻 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  11. Lots of lovely ideas. I love movies and music and we love going to choose our tree it's such fun. Making wonderful memories of Christmas time #tacticaltuesday

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  12. I love Christmas traditions! Decorating the tree with mulled wine and christmas records then settling down to watch Gremlins is my absolute favourite festive thing to do.

    Katie xoxo

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  13. These are all lovely. Near where we live there is a lovely tradition- a charity called the Lions brings Santa round the streets on a sed pulled by a jeep. You can hear the music far down the road and then he pulls up in front of your house and all the neighbourhood kids come and any get to meet him! #tacticaltuesdays

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  14. I love these and I have written some down too because I am currently mapping out our December! Eeek, cannot wait!

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  15. Love all of these! I can't wait to decorate our Christmas tree altogether this year :)

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  16. I love these. I love the preparations for Christmas, they're what make Christmas. #TacticalTuesdays

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  17. Love these. I'm starting the Christmas Eve box this year, and then adding more traditions as my daughter gets older.

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  18. We do all of these! I love Christmas and we embrace everything

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  19. I think we share almost all of the same traditions! I love Christmas :)

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  20. I love the idea of doing a Christmas Eve box for my niece and nephew this year x

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  21. Sharing will be great for the upcoming Christmas. I will save it in my submission.

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  22. We've just done letters to Santa for the first time - now I just need to remember to post them!

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  23. Some great ideas on what to do over Christmas Joanna. I miss mine being little and visiting Santa. So many great memories.

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  24. I love having family Christmas traditions. We always have a Christmas Eve buffet in front of a movie, then read Twas The Night Before Christmas before bed. Just perfect!

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  25. Great Ideas...who doesn't love a Christmas film and some hot chocolate. gets you in the festive spirit!

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  26. Christmas Baking, like fruit cakes for giveaways is one of our traditions. And the most that being enjoyed by everyone is the gift-giving.

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  27. We have just booked tickets to the local pantomime - I think I enjoy it as much as the kids!!

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  28. I love Xmas traditions but unfortunately have to skip them this year :( A bit sad about it but sometimes work comes first. I think Christmas music is the only one I can enjoy this season.

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  29. Such a great list of ideas of things to do - my son's now grown up but we used to do a lot of these

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  30. These are some really great traditions that you have. I do not celebrate Christmas but I have some traditions that my husband and I try to follow on Diwali.

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  31. I love this list. We do all of these apart from going to the panto, but as soon as my daughter is big enough, I'd love to do something like this. x

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  32. These are all lovely christmas traditions. We do a lot of them already, but there are some new ones for us to try

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  33. Christmas traditions are a must for our family, I want to instill in my children's minds how important family is. I love all of your ideas and will hope to be trying a few of them out!

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  34. I love Christmas traditions and I am trying to create new ones for our family. We have a toddler now and want to try new and different things that will hopefully become tradition.

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  35. Lots of fab ideas there thanks for sharing

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  36. We just went to our local Christmas light switch on last night. great to outing for the whole family.

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  37. Oh this is such a great list! We do some of this. And will try the rest. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Making new family traditions is one of the most special things about Christmas. What a lovely list!

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  39. My mum recently started doing Christmas eve boxes and we love them :) Such a lovely idea x

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