Family Christmas Traditions

5 Ways to Ensure Winter is The Season of Family Joy 

With the winter weather approaching, it’s tempting to prepare for more time indoors while is calm and warm, especially as more extreme winter will become more common in some places. But I’m here to say to you that you and the kids can still have a good time playing outside, in fact it’s vital that you do! Getting children away from just screen time, and getting them outside opens them up to new mindsets, especially at winter. Embrace the winter weather by bundling up and going outside to play with snow and do fun experiments. Here’s some of our best…

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Christmas Traditions and Customs of Germany

From Japan to Germany, countries around the world have their unique traditions and customs surrounding the Christmas holiday season. While spending Christmas away from your home country may sound daunting, you can rest assured that you’ll find a new way to celebrate, no matter where you are, and if you’re in Germany, you’ll be in for a real treat. Check out the Christmas history and traditions of Germany to know how to celebrate. Christmas Markets With the Christmas season in Germany comes the fantastic Christmas markets. Find all the fun gifts, artisan crafts, and sweet treats, like stollen, roasted almonds,…

Christmas Around the World

10 Unique Christmas Celebrations from Around the World

Christmas is coming! Soon all our stores, our neighbourhoods, and spirits will be inundated with decorations and joy. While the Christmas spirit of togetherness is universal, not all other traditions are. For many people, it may be an obvious yearly occurrence to leave milk for Santa and treats for his reindeer, but that certainly sounds strange to other countries. Shoot, Santa isn’t even the person who brings presents in some places! Along with our globetrotting friends at AllTheRooms, we've compiled a list of special, and maybe strange, celebrations for the holiday season from around the world. Japan Does the Colonel…

Christmas Traditions

Introducing Christmas Traditions to Toddlers

I have always loved Christmas and Christmas traditions. I like to make sure I'm organised well in advance, so that I can truly enjoy December. But there's some truth in the "Christmas is for children" thing that people love to talk about. Before I had my twins, I thought that was ridiculous. I didn't think anything could make me love Christmas more than I already did. But the twins will be nearly 3 this Christmas and I am so, so excited about getting them involved with my favourite Christmas traditions. You May Also Like: 8 Tips to Keep your Toddler…