Christmas Eve Traditions 6

Christmas is not about how much money you spend, but how much time you spend with the people you love.  I love Christmas and I love spending time with my family.  I like Christmas Eve to be a day of joy.  Since the boys were small we introduced Christmas Eve Elves.  Basically they delivered each year a bag for each of the boys with things to keep them busy and entertained on this exciting day.

Christmas Eve gift bags

This year the bags include:

  • New Pyjamas (so they look their best on Christmas Morning in pictures)
  • A How to draw book each
  • New Gel Pens
  • A new family Movie – Brave
  • A family Game for the XBox
  • Reindeer food
  • Snowman Soup
  • A new book for bedtime

On Christmas Eve I will visit Mum’s grave and take a basket of flowers.  We then spend the rest of the day at home.  MadDad prepared all the veg etc for the next day, then we settle down to family time.  We make cranberry and popcorn chains for our tree outside for the birds whilst we watch a movie.  We make our snowman soup, play board games and generally have quality family time together.  We try to keep the day as relaxed as possible.

As the daylight fades we wrap up warm and go for a walk round the neigbourhood to take a peek at everyone’s christmas decorations and lights and to try and tire the boys out so they sleep.

Santa snacks

We end the evening with a bath to carols, then we sprinkle our reindeer food and leave a special key outside so Father Christmas can open our door.  The last thing the boys do before bed is to leave Father Christmas a mince pie and a drink on the plate that I made them