Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Getting Ready For Christmas #GetChristmassy

We absolutely love this time of year. The kids get very excited in the run-up to Christmas - the Christmas tree, lights, decorations and preparations for Christmas all being in full swing from late November right up until the big day itself. I think it's really important to get organised and sorted so that when Christmas actually comes and there is time off work, we can spend it together properly as a family and enjoy the family time together.

As you know I am super-organised so I thought I might list some tips here on how to #GetChristmassy without the stress!


These two love Christmas :)


Deadlines and Lists

I don't know about you but I have a lot of deadlines around about this time. Things can get hectic, and I want to make sure that I make the most of the time off with my kids. That's why making lists and setting my own deadlines is important. I love to set myself a task list each day and try and make sure that I can switch off completely in time for Christmas holidays.

Presents Vs Time Together

I personally think that spending a fortune on Christmas presents can suck the life out of Christmas a bit. We just spend what we can and try to make our Christmas about experiences as a family rather than going over the top with expensive gifts that might turn out to be a one-minute wonder anyway. We enjoy Christmas in a variety of ways, from Film Night (snuggling on the couch with blankets, popcorn and Christmas films,) to eating out together as a family. There are so many amazing  Liverpool Restaurants  to visit and we always make sure we have a meal planned over Christmas!

House Decorations

We do enjoy Christmas decorations, and make sure that the kids get involved with their organisation. It doesn't always have to cost a fortune and there are ways that you can decorate your house that are really quite inexpensive. This year we have candy canes on the tree. To be honest I am not too sure how long they will stay on there, but I think they look really lovely and they remind me of the Santa Claus movie I used to watch as a child.



Christmas Food

I'm not sure about your family, but mine all like different vegetables, different types of potatoes and meats, so I have to plan quite carefully. This year we have a bit 'Christmas Shop List' and everyone in our house will have a job to do to help prepare. I find that it is not only fun to prepare food together but it is a great way to teach the kids to get involved with the Christmas preparations - who doesn't love prepping sprouts!?

Whatever you are doing this Christmas, I wish you a happy one for you and your family!




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