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    Default Christmas for a family of 3... (Soon to e 4)

    So this is a question for small families, a family who doesn't have any family close by and spends it on their own.

    How do you make it fun for your kids, how do you get in the Christmas spirit?what food do you make?

    My family is overseas, DH's family seem to hate Christmas

    I want to make our day special for DS and his sibling (sibling only born in jan so ideas for next Christmas as well)

    We have the tree which we will hopefully set up this weekend.

    I MISS MY family Christmases, I love havin lots of people around me but this year there will be no one I would have loved for DS to wake in Christmas morning with his cousins and open presents etc but its unfortunately not going to happen

    I feel sad about it and I see so many awesome ideas on Pinterest that I wish I could do but to do it for 3 people just doesn't seem worth it

    Any ideas / suggestions?

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    This year it's just going to be my husband, our 3 kids and I. I guess the fun is opening presents and playing together. This is the first year since having kids that we will be spending with nobody else but us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    This year it's just going to be my husband, our 3 kids and I. I guess the fun is opening presents and playing together. This is the first year since having kids that we will be spending with nobody else but us.
    How do you feel about it?

    What are you making for chrissie lunch?

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    All of our family is interstate so it's usually just DP and I unless we visit them. This year, DS is only 7 mths but it's something that I'm thinking about too.

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    We were facing last year alone as well then decided to get all our friends and any family in the same boat over for dinner. It turned it to be a great day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    How do you feel about it?

    What are you making for chrissie lunch?
    I'm ok. I do have the choice to go to my mum and dad's 1.5 hours away, but with the kids being so small, we've decided to stay here. It doesn't bother me at all.

    I'm doing a turkey, ham and roast veges.

    Sorry you are feeling down about it. My husband is from Ireland, he has one brother here but he's working Christmas Day this year.

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    You could pack a gourmet picnic and have a Christmas adventure in local parklands or the beach. Though any local beaches are most likely crowded.

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    DH's parents are nearby but as I said, they seem to hate Christmas. Both his brothers live outside of Sydney.

    I wish I had my family here.

    Even having some friends over who are in the same boat would be great.


 

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