What’s your best Christmas tradition memory? I remember sitting with an Argos catalogue circling everything I wanted from Santa. For those Christmases when I was older and there was no longer, ahem, ‘any magic’, I would raid the house months before to see what I could find. Yep, I would even resort to shaking the presents under the tree, even peeling sellotape back, all weeks before the big day.
But, other than the standard cookie and carrot for Santa and Rudolph, I don’t remember any traditions. Any little family things that were unique to us. My friends would have their little Christmas traditions. Little things from new PJ’s, watching certain Christmas films on Christmas Eve or opening a present early. Don’t get me wrong I had a great time! This isn’t an X-Factor sob story! It got me thinking though, about what traditions I want to introduce with my little family.
This year Munch will be 2 and a half years old, so will be able to start making those childhood Christmas memories. I want to make sure that besides the excitement and the carrot for Rudolph that we have our own little Christmas tradition to carry on through the years. The fact that she keeps telling me ‘no like Santa’ will not deter me!
Last year I saw many people on Instagram with Elf on The Shelf. I’m more than a little freaked out by dolls, but this little guy is super cute! For those who are not familiar, you adopt Elf into your family for the holidays and name him. The Elf is sent by Santa to oversee the children and report back to Mr Claus whether they have been naughty or nice. Each night he moves to a new place to survey the next days action, before heading off on Christmas Eve.
What you do with your Elf is up to you! The ideas are endless. You can view and share your Elf adventures with us on Pinterest and stay tuned for more Elf on the Shelf sharing fun starting in December!
I love this idea for a Christmas tradition! Something that Munch can get involved in now, give us a laugh and we can continue for years to come and even pass down.
I love it so much that I have decided to give one away!
Just enter below and 1 lucky winner will receive their very own family Elf on The Shelf.
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Entries close 25th November and Elf will be dispatched Next Day Delivery.
Free Social Media Icons #2 has arrived! I love learning more about blogging everyday. I’m a great believer in pay it forward, so I also love to share what I make with you lovely lot.
Pastel colours are very popular right now and these brush stroke pastel social media icons will give your site or blog a lovely fresh feel. The social icons come in pastel green, pastel pink, pastel yellow and light pastel pink. You can stick to just one colour, or mix it up a little with the coordinating icons in this pack!
Again, these come in 45px png format.
Click below to download and enjoy!
Also available are Autumn themed social media icons.
Need help? See my ‘How to add social media icons to a wordpress blog‘ post.
1. Old Rectory Owl Jammies – Kyna Boutique – On sale £13 2. Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Puzzle – Baby Lurve – £26.95 3. Owl Crochet Hat – 3 Bears One Stop Gift Shop – £15 4. Retro Owl Bag- The Little Picture Company -£14 5. The Future Adventures of The Owl and The Pussycat – Book People– £3.99 6. Skip Hop Suitcase – Baby Lurve – £39.95 7. Owl Cushion – Robin and Mould – £22
In case you are wondering about the Christmas Wishlist theme, let me explain. As some of you may already know, Munch is a bit of an owl lover. It started off when we got her an Ikea owl hand puppet when she was months old and through more owl gifts over her short life, she is now quite the owl enthusiast.
She already has 2 owl hats and the Skip Hop Owl backpack, so the above items will be a welcomed addition to our little owl sanctuary this Christmas.
Disclaimer:- This Christmas Wishlist is in conjunction with Baby Lurve