Christmas Bucket List
With Aiden turning 3 in a month, this year will be the first year that he’s really aware of Christmas and what’s going on which means it’s a pretty special one. That’s why I’ve put together a Christmas Bucket list of the things I want to do over the month of December.
I’ve always been the biggest Christmas lover. Christmas as a kid for me meant watching my mum cook Christmas cakes and mince pies in the kitchen, getting to go out at night to see the Christmas lights, the excitement and anticipation of meeting Santa, waking up on Christmas morning to find an old sock full of treats and who can forget the foil ceiling decorations!
Gotta love the 80s!
It was being allowed to open one small present on Christmas eve because I was just too excited to wait, going to see Christmas pantos in Glasgow every year, visiting friends and family delivering presents and cards and of course, the Christmas films.
It truey was and still is my favourite time of year.
Creating Our Own Christmas Traditions
But this year, I’m the mum and Aiden is the one excited about the magic of it all. His first proper year of really understanding it. It’s also the perfect time to create our own Christmas traditions.
Now I’ll admit, as much as I love Christmas, I do miss the good old days of putting the tree up a week before Christmas day. But these days, times have changed and with the shops starting the run up to it in August (just, no.) I’ve decided to embrace it and make it about the whole month of December!
The Countdown Begins
We’ll start by writing our letter to Sana sometime in the last week of November. The idea is to transform the living room into a Christmas wonderland (minus the foil decorations!) on the last night of November once Aiden’s asleep then in the morning to have him come down to see it all set up. There will be an elf sitting next to his Advent calendar with a note from Santa.
This will be Santa’s response to our letter 😉 He’ll explain that he’s sent his elf to keep an eye on things and the advent calendar has one small treat for every day until Christmas morning.
That’s the plan anyway!
We’re going to do all the traditional things like go see the lights, visit Santa, bake cookies. I’ve no doubt as the years go by we’ll find our own Christmas traditions we like to do but for now I think the Christmas bucket list below is a good place to start.
If you’re thinking about starting your own traditions or are looking to find different Christmas activities to try with the kids this year, the Christmas bucket list below will hopefully inspire you. Feel free to print it off.
Also, check out my Christmas pinterest board for lots of recipes and activities.
What are you most looking forward to about Christmas?
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