Monday 9 December 2013

My perfect Chirstmas

Ok I love Christmas! It is by far my favorite time of the year. I love the music, the decorations, lights, food and hanging out with friends and family and basically living really well for the month of December. Beyond all I love why we celebrate Christmas, we were given the best gift of all little baby Jesus. Amazing!

My perfect Christmas stems from my childhood, I want my children to experience that same magic I had as a child. Every year we would watch The Snowman and Father Christmas on Christmas Eve and we would go to bed early and then I would know it was Christmas. I love this and its a tradition I try to keep. It was so special and I think its what has stemmed my obsession love for the Snowman. We then head to our Church where we see all our friends and celebrate Christmas, Its a lovely service every year and everyone brings gifts for friends I love it and so do the kids. We come home get the kids to bed.

I then can't wait for the kids to fall asleep so I can make our front room look like Father Christmas has been. This year we have 3 children I can only assume its going to look crazy (but the inner child in me is going to be so excited) My parents made footprints with flour to make it look like santa has been, even one year to go as far to say a reindeer had a wee on the floor when our dog had done it! I have carried on the tradition with my own children! The door is shut and not to be opened until morning.

I love the idea of the kids waiting outside the door peeking in, saying things like "hes been". My parents we so cruel they wouldn't let us see until we had made them a cup of tea! It makes me smile thinking about it! I just cant wait, then when everyone is up there is a mad dive into the presents. Were one of them families that open all at once, I do not have the patience to leave presents under the tree.

We eat chocolate and laze around helping the kids sort there new toys out. My husband goes round tidying up wrapping paper, gift tags and boxes. Then there is the Christmas dinner to look forward too! I love it Crackers and fun games to play at the dinner table, glass of wine (or a few). Then lounge in front of the tv whilst watching Christmas TV.

I love it so so much, Every year it comes round so quick, I cherish it so much and try to capture as much as I can, to remember the kids whilst they are small, whilst they still believe in the magic. We still have many years of it yet, It definitely makes me feel so so blessed!

 ”Merry Christmas! This post is my entry into the Tots100/Argos 12 Days of Christmas competition.

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