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5 Festive Things To Do This Month
If you love Christmas as much as I do then you’ll currently be doing anything and everything Christmas, and you’ve probably already read all the ‘Things To Do This Christmas’ blog posts, so that’s why I’m doing mine a bit different this year. I originally planned this post to be absolutely full of different ideas (might do that next year though) But when I was thinking about the things that I love to do, or would love to do in December, I realised that I only needed to include just a few so I could have a bit of a natter about each one. I’ve included the not usually thought about things that I like to do, as well as a couple other ideas that are perfect for getting all the family together, because it’s Christmas after all. Have a read through and don’t forget to let me know if you do any.
Create a Christmas Time Capsule
I actually got this idea from the book I’ve just read – Claude’s Christmas Adventure – and I instantly decided that this year, me and the family will be putting together our own Christmas time capsule to open in 10 years. I’ve been having a think about what to put in it and so far I’ve come up with, photos, family cards, a tree ornament each and I’m going to get the kids to write out their wishes and plans for the future too because that will be perfect for them to look back on in ten years time and probably hilarious, let’s just hope we remember to open it.
Do A Festive Jigsaw
I absolutely love a good jigsaw, I always have, ever since my grandma bought me my first 500 piece puzzle I’ve been hooked. I become even more hooked at Christmas when all the festive puzzles are in the shops, plus it’s a good excuse to get all the family sat round the table together for once. One type of puzzle that I am completely obsessed with are the Wasgij puzzles, if you don’t know what they are, have a quick look at this link or this one, They have a huge Christmas range that is unbelievable, they’re all really exciting to do (except this one, this one is so bloody hard) and they are all super festive which of course makes doing a jigsaw even more fun.
Create Your Own Christmas Decorations
What says Christmas more than getting the family together and making your own Christmas decorations? Especially now that we have Pinterest to fill our heads with inspiration. Just like I do with any season, I’ve been searching for the best things that I can make with the kids. Last year we had fun cutting out snowflakes that we hung on the ceiling, and they looked pretty good too actually and this year I’m planning on getting them altogether to create this adorable hand print Christmas tree which I am sure my mum would absolutely love for Christmas. There’s endless ideas on Pinterest and I honestly can’t wait to start crafting.
A Festive Cross Stitch
Cross stitching is yet another thing that my grandma got me hooked on when I was probably about 8 years old and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve always got one on the go, and I think they’re perfect for cosy nights in, so that of course means they’re perfect for this time of the year. But, I’d never even thought about doing a festive cross stitch until last year when I spotted some mini’s in Hobby Craft and I had so much fun making them all. I obviously spoilt myself to more this year and I’ve been seriously enjoying snuggling down with the Christmas lights on sewing away with a Christmas film on, I couldn’t even think of anything more relaxing.
Create Your Own Christmas Cards
My mum actually used to do this for my school fair back when I was at primary, and every Christmas I’d help her and the ones that I made we’d send to family, but I haven’t done it since I left primary back in 2005. I honestly remember it like it was yesterday though, I had so much fun every night with my mum, getting all the craft boxes out and making Christmas cards till I was falling asleep and I really want to do it again this year, and I’d love to get all my nephews involved too, I mean it would be havoc, but so much fun.
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