Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Mama Life || How To Make This Christmas Extra Special

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Many of our favourite Christmas festivities were cancelled last year due to the pandemic. Families were separated, traditions were paused, and more people than ever spent Christmas alone. This year, Christmas will return and it's sure to be bigger and better than ever before. There will be more celebrations, traditions and festive activities to get involved in. Here are just a few simple ways that you can make Christmas extra special this year.

Put the Christmas tree up earlier

Christmas always flies by super quick, so to make the most of it even more, why not get your Christmas decorations out a little earlier this year, maybe even put them up in November. You can celebrate Christmas for a whole month and build up excitement for the big day!

Reverse advent calendar

Start a reverse advent calendar with your family this year to give back to your local community. Every day, one family member should donate something to charity. You then keep all the items under the tree and donate them together at the end of the festive season. A reverse advent calendar is a lovely tradition to start with your children and helps make someone else's Christmas truly magical.

Homemade Christmas cards

Christmas cards are always fun to make. You could dress your pet in a festive outfit and take some adorable pictures by the tree or stage a classic or humorous family photo. Make these pictures into Christmas cards and ask the entire family to sign, with thoughtful messages inside the card and only send them to your nearest and dearest. There’s no need to send hundreds of cards every year!

Personalised Christmas gifts

Buy personalised Christmas gifts that will be treasured for years to come. They are unique, meaningful and a perfect way to show you care about your special someone.  You could get a piece of jewellery engraved with your initials or a quote.

Make your gifts

You don’t have to spend your entire paycheck on Christmas gifts. You could make your loved one’s gifts instead and embrace your DIY skills. Fill a mason jar with the essentials for a relaxing spa night, like bath salts, face masks and candles. Or, fill a basket with some baked goods for your friend and finish with a festive ribbon. Get creative and think about what your friend would like to receive this holiday season.

Wear matching Christmas pyjamas

Get matching pyjamas for the entire family this year and wear them on Christmas eve night. You can grab some pictures together in your matching outfits and feel super cosy all night long. You can even buy matching pet outfits now, so it's time to go all out!

Leave snacks for Santa

Have fun with the old school Christmas traditions – even if everyone in your family is an adult. Leave cookies and milk out for Santa with a carrot for the reindeer. You could even embrace some new traditions, such as Christmas eve boxes, putting out reindeer sprinkles or anything else you can think of. Arrange lots of activities for your family this year, from a visit to Santa, a movie marathon to a present hunt.

How will you be making this Christmas super special?