This year we are going all out for Christmas.
We are going to embrace all the Boney M, all the Christmas carols.
We are going to Noddy’s Christmas Party, like we did last year. (and hopefully will for a few years to come)
We are making it a true family affair.
We are going to try and avoid most of the Christmas Consumerist crap trappings and make as many of our gifts as possible. Lighter on the pocket and good for the soul.
The first project was the Advent Calendars for the kids. My idea was to put each day’s little sweetie in a packet on the Christmas tree and when the kids remove their packet they replace it with a Christmas decoration.
The kids stuck their own numbers on little white bags I found in a cupboard and we used clothing pins and some ribbon to attach the bags to the tree. It’s not Martha Stewart, but the total effect looks cool. And the kids loved it this morning.
Daniel and Isabel putting their first decorations on the tree: