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Creating Christmas Eve Memories

Creating Christmas Eve Memories

Have you ever looked at two lifestyles side by side and have a little epiphany into who you really are?

Too cryptic for a dull December afternoon?

I’ll elaborate with a little scenario I found myself in recently……

Imagine helping someone put their Christmas decorations up, then the next day doing your own. The comparison was some what revealing.

Yours is a mixture of old and new, an attempt at looking contemporary with the odd nostalgic reminder of Christmas pasts –  children’s handmade cards, random meaningful baubles you’ve bought and a few from your childhood. Theirs is a box of matching decs perfectly colour coordinated and not a tatty personalised one in sight.

This revolutionary moment made me realised how much I hold happy Christmas memories in such close regard, and how much I love the feel of Christmas. I had a fabulous childhood and my memories of this time of year are always triggered by these little reminders. They might look a little random and dog-eared on the outside, but mean a lot to me.

 Christmas is such a personal time of year, a memory-making one to file away in the mind bank. Which is why I try to find help create that happy, feel-good feeling year after year and eek out the whole shebang into more than just one day. 

Think personal 

My kids have quite unusual names. They’ve never been able to walk into a gift shop and browse the carousel of named mugs or key rings to spot theirs. So something created just for them is always a hit. Like a Christmas story, unique to them, from the Amazon Homemade department. With leads me onto the next idea….

Personalised Kid’s Christmas Story Book – Totally Unique

You could make Christmas Eve extra special with a personalised box, to store said book, along your own items to really big up the anticipation of the big day ahead. I went traditional last year with new pj’s, a Christmas book, hot chocolate, reindeer food and crackers. 

Christmas Eve Box for Children – Personalised Christmas Eve Box by Dust and Things 

And finish off the routine with a personalised sack. Setting the whole Christmas eve memory with that moment you place your stocking at the end of your bed in anticipation for the day ahead, waking up to see Santas been and filled it up. Even now that feeling sets butterflies off in my tummy!

Make Christmas Eve extra special with some personalised gifts from Amazon Homemade
Large Canvas Christmas Sack Stocking Gift Bag by Dilly Dally Designs

On that note, I’ve realised that I’m so unorganised for the big Christmas build up and should probably stop typing out how-to’s to others and crack on with my own little Christmas Eve preparations!

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