Christmas Traditions

Baby’s First Christmas

This year has been a rather exciting one for us, 2018 has brought us a brand new, beautiful family member.  Odette Edith was born on the 27th October, just in time to celebrate Christmas for the very first time. Christmas to us, is a time to spend with family and friends.  A time to look back in fondness on the year that we’ve had, and having children just makes it even more special. The build up to Christmas is by far my favourite part of it all.  I love to engage in all the festive activities and I just adore…

Christmas Around the World

Spookiest ‘Santas’ from Around the World

While most Santa Claus figures are jolly, happy souls there happen to be several countries that feature more sinister-type Christmas Characters. Here is a series of festive cards featuring of some of the more odd, interesting and outright Spooky 'Santas' that are common in a few countries around the world courtesy of If you plan on visiting Germany or Austria, keep an eye out for one of the most famous Spooky Christmas folklore legends: Krampus (Knecht Reprecht) – Germany/Austria Read more about Christmas Customs & Traditions of Germany One of the most terrifying Christmas characters, Krampus goes from home to…

Family Christmas Traditions

Keeping Kids (and Parents) happy this Christmas

Christmas is a time when we are all supposed to feel happy isn’t it? But, sadly it can often leave people feeling stressed over excited and grumpy (and that’s just the parents!) So I have a plan to stop the Christmas stress and help keep kids happy over Christmas. Here are my happiness boosting ideas: Watch the sugar intake. A limit of sugary sweets is a really smart move over Christmas. Too much sugar gives children that buzz/slump effect and can make them very irritable. Keep a limit on it and you will all be happier. Regular sized meals…it is…

Christmas Fun and Games

The Best Nerdy Christmas Jumpers

Now that Halloween is over, the countdown to Christmas has begun. You start thinking about Christmas shopping. you take advantages of your city's festive events. You get into "The holiday spirit." One way of doing that is sporting a Holiday Jumper this season. At the holiday party or at a holiday pub crawl, a Christmas jumper is a great way to show off your holiday spirit. Or, if you are like the many men and women who take part in Christmas Jumper day (December 14 this year), you get the opportunity to wear your favorite holiday jumper for a good…