We just have an almost 5 month old baby girl do she won't know what's going on but love the ideas of these traditions!
As part of her present we bought her the 'lost my name' book and wow it is just gorgeous and I can see her enjoying that for years to come. If you haven't seen it before you can buy them here
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23-11-2015 08:52 #11Senior Member
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23-11-2015 10:52 #12
I introduced my family's tradition around xmas here.
We do the "12 days of xmas" in the lead-up to xmas eve- so 12th-24th- and everyone gets little gifts each day. Small things like a chocolate, hair ties, balloons etc.
Then one gift is opened xmas eve- usually something from grandparents.
We give them their big xmas gift, and Santa brings toys, games, books and 'needs' (sock gifts).
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23-11-2015 11:20 #15
I love Christmas!!!
Our traditions include a "tree decorating" get together - this was originally with a close group of girlfriends and has extended to include kids too now. Lots of food and drink, christmas music and dvds, kris kringle, and spending time with great friends. The day before we go and pick out a tree from the Christmas Tree farm with the kids which is lots of fun.
From the 1st of December we also do elf on a shelf and a book advent calendar (a Christmas themed book every night before bed during December).
The kids have a cookie decorating get together with a few friends during December.
Christmas eve is a get together with the inlaws. A bit less relaxing than I would like (especially for the kids), but it means that our Christmas day is more relaxed and we don't need to travel far.
For presents this year we are getting the kids new beds. Not that exciting, but they are raised and come with a tent over the top (from Ikea) so I think the kids will love them. Santa sacks will be filled with puzzles, books, summer stuff (bathers, buckets, spades, beach gear) and a few toys.
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23-11-2015 12:27 #16
We also sprinkle reindeer food over our front lawn. Just rolled oats mixed with glitter so the reindeers can see where to land from the sky.
23-11-2015 13:31 #17Senior Member
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We do a 1st December box -given as we put up decorations.
It usually has a advent calendar, Christmas teddy (with the year on the foot) my kids get one every year and will until they are at least 18, pjs, Christmas shirt, Christmas book, Christmas dvd, Santa letter kit.
We also do a photo shoot every year for the Christmas cards.
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