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Already way too excited about Christmas..

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wibblyjelly Tue 27-May-14 21:07:52

DH and I have decided to have Christmas day at home, just us and 2 year old ds. I am so excited about starting our own traditions, and doing things in our own way! If you do your own Christmas, come share your experiences!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 27-May-14 21:11:38

So excited you posted twice grin

wibblyjelly Tue 27-May-14 21:15:18

Yeah. Just noticed that, stupid phone!��. Ignore this thread...

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 27-May-14 21:27:07

There's lots of Christmas Traditions Threads on here and a 2 yo will be too young to understand lots of the gongs on, but you can start a few lovely traditions with him.

My DC are 12 and 14 but we still have things we do (though they have changed alot over the years)

Christmas Eve Hamper - no, it's not "Oh what do they need more presents for" bah humbugginess.
The Hamper in our house is delivered when we go out for a walk (weirdly enough, when I check the back door )
PJs, a bath bomb, sachet of hot chocolate, a festive mug, an annual, jar of sweets, bath robe, pack of tiny biscuits.
Lots of these things they need/use and you can buy them in sales.

DD has an old IKEA teaset that she puts out (still grin )

When DS was about 3-4 I made an Elf in a bed, sleeping . We walked down to the playhouse in the dark with a candle in a jar to peek.

Candle in jar "Landing Strip" to guide the sleigh

Watching NORAD to see when he gets to the UK.

Going for a Christmas Eve walk to feed reindeer (or geese, we weren't fussy grin )

Looking at the neighbours lights and trees one night ( especially if you have a crisp, dry, cold night, pop his PJs under his clothes, wrap him warm , maybe in a buggy , and have a late evening walk, he should be fast asleep when you get back )

<<Makes me miss when mine were little and impressionable now >>

wibblyjelly Thu 29-May-14 12:26:56

Love, love, love the landing strip!

lucysmam Thu 29-May-14 17:05:09

70 I think I might pinch the landing strip idea this year as we don't have a chimney. The santa key used to go on the (boarded up) chimney breast so he could magically get through there but I needed a new idea for this year since we have steps and a path but no chimney/breast iyswim? smile

Iseecows Thu 29-May-14 17:08:05

I'm keeping all my finished jam jars from now until Christmas. Brilliant idea.

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