Hello my lovely readers!
I hope you are all well, over here at the Vintage Planner Household we all seem to have been unwell for most of the month so far, and it’s really killing my Christmas spirit. Our task for this weeks post is to talk about our Christmas Bucket List. This one is aimed more at the kids again, sorry, as a mummy of two the whole month (after my birthday) is just for them.
Here is my list:
- The big one, visit Santa. We always go to the same Santa, the kids look forward to the tradition each year. Its at my in-laws church and we always have a fantastic time.
- Nativity Shows. Apart from the school Nativity service, which James is in, our children always participate in the Nativity service at my in-laws church. Abi is usually an Angel and I think James has been cast as an Ox this year.
- Christingle Service – We visit a really fun Christingle service on Christmas Eve, its a chance to remind the children that Christmas isn’t just about Santa. It also really gets us into the Christmas Spirit.
- Watch a lovely Christmas film. For me, you can’t beat the original Santa Claus movie.
- Write letters to Santa. I love watching the children doing this. James is 6 now so he can write exactly what he wants, but watching my 2 year old ‘write’ her list is so cute.
- Make our own Christmas Decorations. I love anything that is handmade, and Christmas is the perfect time for crafting. You can go to town with glitter and sparkles. Then when you pull the decorations out each year, the memories are never forgotten.
- Making reindeer food and getting ready for Santa. We have a tradition of making our own reindeer food. Its really simple, just oats and glitter. We also say goodbye to our Elf on the Shelf on Christmas Eve. Last year we also made snowman soup. Again there are lots of homemade food and drink related Christmas things that can be made with the children.
- Do something nice for someone. We have an elderly neighbour who doesn’t have any family around him. Christmas feels like a nice time do something nice for an elderly person. It could be anything, not necessarily a present, as in some cases its the gift of time that can mean the most to a lonely person.
- Build a snowman. Obviously this is weather dependent, and living where we do, the chances are slim. However should we get a white Christmas, you can bet I will be the first one out in the snow!
- Take photos, journal and capture the memories. This time with the children so small is so magical. Before I know it, my two little ones will be all grown up and will no longer believe in Santa. I want to cherish every memory of my two little munchkins and having a lovely way to look back is wonderful. I know I could always look back at photos on a phone, but to me, there is nothing better than a nice book, with photos, collages, drawings and bits and bobs in to show the children as they grow up.
I would love to hear what your Christmas Bucket lists are.
Lots of Love and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas.
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