How quickly is this year going?
I was up rather late trying to finish off some advent stockings ( which I failed) before sorting out the kids advent calendars. We have ones that you can reuse every year, so I just put chocolate coins in each year and a joke in Matthews’s. I have a Yankee Candle one this year for the first time. I have wanted one of those for several years so this year I decided to treat myself and I used my Boots points, so in effect I got it for free.
Every year we try to do some family activity together each day. Unfortunately this week I am away with work so I have chosen activities which the kids can do even if Craig goes out. On Friday, Craig and I are out so our usual Film night will be child only. I feel really guilty about leaving them to their own devices especially at this time of year but I hope we can still have lots of fun and family time.
Some of these activities are quick for when time is short but at weekends I do try to choose activities that last longer.
My list this year is as follows.
1- Open Christmas mugs
2- Make paper chains
3- Read Christmas story book
4- Watch Christmas movie
5- Put up Christmas trees
6- Write out Christmas cards for school friends and neighbours
7- Make paper Christmas snowflakes
8- Choose new decorations for tree
9- Go to Bent’s garden centre to look at Christmas displays
10- Drink homemade hot chocolate using chocolate syrup and stirring with chocolate spoons
11- Create a memory box of Christmas past
12- Visit Tatton Park to see the house decorated for Christmas
13- Go to Barton Square once dark to see the lights and go on the carousel
14- Watch a Christmas movie
15- Do a Christmas jigsaw
16- Watch funny Christmas related Youtube clips
17- Wrap presents
18- Sing along with Christmas carols
20- Bake cookies
21- Deliver presents to family
22- Snow play at Chill Factor
23- Visit to Father Christmas ( go with my Sister and Nephews who are over from Australia)
24- Pizza night with my family
Do you have any activities or traditions that you do each year? I would love to know.