Christmas Traditions

Five Christmas Traditions Your Toddler Can Get Involved In

This is a Guest Post by Hayley of Devon Mama Say what you want, to me Christmas is, and always will be, ALL about the traditions. Where we go, what we do, who we see… even the films we watch all play a part in the annual Christmas build up. But getting little ones involved can sometimes seem like hard work; after all, it’s difficult to drag a toddler to Midnight Mass or help with the wrapping while sipping mulled wine by the fire (even the thought of this makes me shudder). Enter this post, where we’re sharing some of…

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…

Family Christmas Traditions

How to Start Planning for Christmas in September

Guest Post By Cassie Fairy from My Thrifty Life If you haven’t already started to plan for Christmas yet… why not?! It’s only three months away, people! You can start planning for the festive season at any time of year (and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!) but there are some specific things that you can do in the month September to get a head start and help make your Christmas as stress-free as possible. Photo by Budget, plan and start saving One of the most important things you can do to prepare for Christmas is financial planning. After all,…

Christmas Around the World

Christmas Lore: Weird Traditions and Superstitions

We could discuss the the psychology of Christmas and its significance for days on end. For now, though, let's just agree that it is a very important moment in our lives, both from a spiritual and a calendaristic point of view. As such, like many other significant moments in the year, Christmas has quite a few superstitions linked to it. Today, let's take a look at some of them that may make your eyebrows raise in disbelief. Seeing spirits The Winter Solstice was considered a very important moment in each year, given that it was the day with the longest…