Where do you start with Christmas Eve Box
Hello, my lovelies and a very happy 1st of December to you all! I would also like to wish my lovely Fiance a very happy anniversary. We have been together for 12 years today and I couldn’t nor wouldn’t want it any other way!! Today though, we are talking Christmas eve box. Do you make them? Should you? Well, read on.
Today’s blog is another Christmas item and I am excited to share this with you all as it’s been a favourite tradition in our house for the past few years. It is Christmas Eve boxes! It may seem more hassle at Christmas but it keeps the kids busy most of Christmas Eve. Meaning they don’t get too excited and do not sleep but are festively entertained most of the day. Personally, our box is usually delivered by an elf (sent by the big man in red of course). This year I managed to find not only a female elf but also a magic elf door from the CardFactory. They were also really good value for money as you can see!
What Should Go In a Christmas Eve Box?
Where do you start with a Christmas Eve box? Lots of people include Pajamas however I don’t. I like the boys to be able to wear their Christmas pj’s all of December.
However this is what I do include,
Letters for Santa are great to include in your box. Whether you buy a set or include paper and decorations. The children can leave Santa a little note for when he arrives. These particular ones were bought for 20p in January 2016 so always be on the lookout in the sales. Making your Christmas eve box, even more, budget-friendly.
Christmas crafts are a great addition to your box. Keep the crafts simple enough your child can do it relatively unsupervised, age dependant of course. These little foam trees were from The Poundland so great value. There is also a little puppet for them to make together that I have had knocking about in the cupboard.
There is always Christmas print outs of colouring in sheets for them to do throughout the day whilst you can’t supervise them fully. Great for a little one in their high chair. Giving you a few more minutes to get something else done. Christmas eve is always so hectic.
Twas the Night Before Christmas…
Why not add a new book to grow a small selection of Christmas stories? It’s so nice to read a Christmas tale with the lights and fire on! They don’t have to be long or a novel, just enough to have a little bedtime story. This year we got two ‘I’m Just a little Snowman’ for my two year old. Also ‘The Gingerbread Man’ for my six-year-old so on Christmas eve we shall be curled up with warm drinks and bedtime stories!
Perhaps you could make your own Reindeer food with oats and edible glitter? Much cheaper than you’ll find instore and much more fun for the children on Christmas eve.
The chocolate coins are a MUST and are always a winner as who doesn’t love a Christmas coin? You’ll obviously add your children’s favourite festive treats but there isn’t a child around who doesn’t love a chocolate coin. You could make your own cookies or sweet treat to add yourself.
You could even include hot chocolate to make before you cuddle up for a story. Why not add marshmallows to the box and really go for it. The perfect way to start winding down on Christmas eve, ready for Father Christmas to visit.
Christmas Eve Bedtime?
This is the hardest part of the day as the children will be most excited. Parents will have the most to do and you need something to relax them. A little Christmas DVD is perfect. You can get them really cheaply now and most of us have some way of watching them. Turn the lights low, get them snuggled in and pop on a festive film that they can relax to. Hopefully, they’ll be asleep before you know it.
Remember to fill your box with items that will entertain your child for short periods of time throughout the day. If your family likes crafts then fill your whole box with crafts. If your children love books you can add more of them. Charity shops are a fab place to find festive books for children.
They can be as inexpensive as you like as this little lot only came to £9 something (Thank you Poundland).
I hope you enjoyed this blog and let me know what you put in yours if you already do them? Will you try one now yourself? Follow on my Social media pages so you can tag me in any of your Christmas Eve boxes I’d love to see them!
Merry getting Festive!!!
Lots of Love