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Christmas Traditions

Outdoor Christmas activities for 1yr Olds

Guest Post by Thia of It’s that time of year where the parents among us are frantically trying to find ways to entertain our young children and get them excited for Christmas. At least I am, a total Christmas lover and my son must love Christmas as much as me! If your children love being outdoors like my son, I had a think about what sorts of activities he would enjoy & ones we could all enjoy as a family. Bundle those little munchkins up and take them outside for lots of fun! Here are a couple of outdoor Christmas…

Christmas Decorations

The Naughty and Nice Year Glass from the Christmas Imaginarium

Every now and again someone comes along and makes a huge impact on how we Celebrate Christmas. Be it Clement Clarke Moore (allegedly) or Normal Rockwell . For my money, this generation can count on Russell Ince to leave his mark on the way we think of Christmas, and in particular, Santa Claus. Santa Claus, The Book of Secrets Published originally in 2013, Russell's Ince's Santa Claus the Book of Secrets has sparked an empire of sorts, including the opening of his very own store on the Isle of Wight called The Christmas Imaginarium. Within it, you'll find a host of unique…

Family Christmas Traditions

5 Christmas Activities That won’t Break the Bank

As a money-saving blogger, I’m always on the lookout for ways to save some cash. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to enjoy life too. Christmas can be an incredibly expensive time of year, particularly if you have a large family. There are presents to buy, food to prepare, and of course the odd Christmas night out to fund too. I love Christmas, and because I don’t want to spend the festive season counting the pennies, I save up throughout the year so that I know I’ve got the funds ready for gifts and all of those other…

Christmas Jokes and Stories

Start a New Advent Tradition with Clausen Family Countdown to Christmas

It's become more and more popular in the last few years, to gift a book a day in December - as a countdown to Christmas. Sometimes this means forgoing the regular Chocolate Advent, or perhaps in addition to. While you could get books from Thrift stores or Dollar stores, it can still be an expensive endeavour. What's more, is that there's no continuity. A New Book Advent Tradition The Jannie Tharp saw the flaws in this system and perfected it. By using a traditional family Christmas Village as the setting - she has published a book series which is a…