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
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
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
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….
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.
And finish off the routine with a personalised sack. Setting the whole Christmas
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!