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Christmas Traditions

Our Family Christmas Traditions with Champagne & Petals

This is a Guest Post by Sarah of Champagne & Petals I love Christmas, it’s my favourite time of the year. I have always loved Christmas, my parents always made it a special time of the year. I have wonderful memories of waking up on Christmas morning to see that Santa had left us giant stockings full of gifts, playing games eating chocolate for breakfast, going to church, a wonderful roast dinner before the Queens speech and then presents from under the tree. It was so important to me that our children have magical Christmas’ and they can look back…

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Leon Day: Four Things You Need to Know

Thinking about Christmas at midyear is nothing new. In the late 19th century, some American catalog-based retailers included Christmas goods in their summer catalogs. Shipping times being what they were back then, the fall catalog was cutting it too close. Then, starting in the early 20th century, various reports popped up of Christmas In July celebrations, along with rumors that Australia really did observe Christmas in July. One of the newest mid-year observances is June 25: the exact halfway point to Christmas, known to many as Leon Day. Here are four things you need to know. Leon Day probably started…

Christmas Traditions

DIY Christmas Hamper on a Budget

G'day from Australia! My name is Bec, mum of four amazing children, and I write from my Facebook page 'Mum Plus Four'. Chantelle has kindly asked me to share about my very popular DIY Christmas hamper that I shared a few weeks back. At the beginning of my Christmas countdown posts, I asked readers to start writing out lists. Everything from Christmas cards lists to gifts and Secret Santa. But for this special task, we focused on Christmas make and bake treats. After writing down the recipes, the ingredients are then listed to create a 'hamper' of personalised items. I've…