One of the things that I adore about the holiday season is taking out the Christmas decorations and placing them on the tree. Reminiscing about each and every one of them, especially the kid made Christmas ornaments. The boys love talking about the ornaments they have made previously and which year they made them.
I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife, who have provided me with a free 12 month DisneyLife subscription. Is it starting to feel a lot like Christmas where you are? One thing that is certain to get you in the mood for Christmas is a great family book from DisneyLife. The boys and I are going to share with you what we are currently reading and listening to, plus some other great festive family reads.
This post about traveling at Christmas – Tips to help Santa find your family is in partnership with HomaAway. I have always fancied going away somewhere for Christmas, but every time I have mentioned it in the past the boys have always been reluctant. Finally this year I found out why…..
What can I say, I love homemade decorations and Christmas is the perfect time to make and gift them and these simple and affordable DIY star Christmas ornaments are perfect for decorating your tree and home.
I want to share our Christmas Wrapping ideas for this year. I love wrapping Christmas presents with brown paper. Brown kraft paper is always something that I have a roll off so is perfect for emergency gift wrapping. I have to say that this was inspired by Heather from Growing Spaces Fun Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas. More specifically the Beard one.
Parenting is hard at the best of times, but parenting during Christmas can be a real challenge. Kids can be super excited and as parents we are trying top organise a fabulous family Christmas making it even more of a challenge. So here are some tips to keep things running smoothly over the festive period.
These Christmas Dinner Hacks are brought to you in partnership with Bacofoil. I LOVE Christmas Dinner. it is a real family affair in The Mad House with MadDad doing most of the prep and cooking and we me and the boys making the most of his delicious food.
The adult colouring craze doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon and neither does the love for Christmas jumpers. So why not combine the two with these fantastic ugly Christmas sweater colouring pages.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is festive food. It is the perfect time to enjoy food with your family that you do not have for the rest of the year. I love how food cements family traditions and that we all love getting together in the kitchen to enjoy great food at Christmas.
Christmas is the perfect time for getting creative as a family and we have a great selection of Christmas decorations, crafts and gifts that kids can make.
I love candles and I love Christmas. Add the two together and you have these beautiful DIY Christmas tree luminaries made from air drying clay. These have been inspired by some I saw here. We are big fans of holiday keepsakes and these festive luminaries for battery operated tea lights would make the perfect gift or a treasured keepsake to bring out year after year.
Kid-made Christmas ornaments are wonderful keepsakes and these DIY fingerprint snowmen Christmas ornaments are great for making memories and as a keepsake for your Christmas tree.
This Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe with a Twist with a twist is brought to you in conjunction with The Royal Mint and their special silver six pence who commissioned us to share our Stir Up Sunday traditions. Growing up in my house Christmas dinner was a family event which always culminated with a fantastic flaming Christmas pudding and the hunt for the sixpence. I love that we have carried that tradition on.
This simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland is a super fun and simple kids craft perfect for the festive season. I really love using washi tape with children as it is simple to tear or cut. low-tac so they can remove and restick it and it comes in so many colours and patterns. The washi tape Christmas Trees can be used to decorate cards but also look perfect strung together to make a washi tape Christmas trees garland or bunting. Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland Materials Cereal box Washi tape, we used red and green 1/8 inch paper punch Thread – we used a green shoelace Scissors Ruler Pencil How more »
I think you will go a long way to find anything better than a kid-made christmas card, so I am delighted to be sharing with you a months worth of fantastic Christmas cards all made by children, along with full instructions for making them with your own children.
Is it sacrilege to be mentioning the C word in July? The c-word you ask, yes, Christmas. When do you start thinking and preparing for Christmas? I tend to do some preparation in January and then start thinking about it when I see the summer sales.
I have a little Christmas TV quiz for you courtesy of UK TV. Me and the husbeast had a blast testing our christmas TV trivia with this Christmas TV Quiz. It is perfect for TV addicts or anyone wanting to test their TV knowledge and is a little bit of fun this Christmas time.
Do you still send Christmas cards? Each year we send less and less, but I want the ones we do send to be meaningful and the way we do that is to make our own. These super simple fine motor string art tree christmas cards appeal to the scandi style lover in me, plus they are fun and simple to make. I can see these being framed and brought out year after year.
We don’t send a lot of Christmas cards, but the ones we do are all handmade with love. We loved the simple ribbon Christmas cards we made last year, so I have been looking at doing something similar this year and we came up with these threaded ribbon Christmas Cards. They are a great for kids of all ages and perfect for working on fine motor skills with the bonus of looking fantastic too,
I know that Christmas can be an expensive time for a lot of people and we all can worry about how we will find the money that we need to spend. So the good folks at the Institute of Inertia asked me to put together my top six tips for being a savvy spender this Christmas. Before I go on to the fab tips, “what is the Institute of Inertia”? I hear you ask. Well it is a panel of experts and me and Ricky from Skint Dad, I wrote about them here.