Now we are firmly in December and *just* about juggling the daily excitement of opening Advent calendars, reading books from our Book Advent, listening to Christmas music, discovering where our Christmas elves are hiding and sleeping in our Christmassy bedding. Christmas can be pretty time consuming for us parents can’t it? However, I just love our Christmas traditions, especially when I see how happy the children are.
Personalised Christmas gifts for children
I’ve actually finished all our Christmas shopping so have been doing a few last minute things for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I love adding a few extra touches to Christmas and these can usually be ordered in advance, leaving you more time to enjoy the festive season.
Letters from Father Christmas
This morning the elves (we have two!) brought letters from Father Christmas for both children. This is a tradition we started a few years ago and the children love to know that Father Christmas really does know all about them.
I was able to personalise their letters from the three which were available on the Magic Santa website. There were several options which I felt added a nice touch to their letters. The letters came in colourful envelopes all the way from the North Pole which the children loved.
Personalised gift sacks
I couldn’t resist the personalised Santa Sacks for Christmas morning. There were 8 different designs to choose from and they could all be personalised with a name. I chose the Tunsta sack which featured a traditional design with a modern twist. I was really pleased with them when they arrived. They are 100% cotton and super soft. They also feature a colourful red drawstring – not that I think Father Christmas will be able to close them with all the presents I’ve been wrapping!
A present sack makes a great alternative to a traditional Christmas stocking and they are definitely something that we will be able to keep year after year.
Christmas Eve Box
A few years ago I made our own Christmas Eve crate but this year we are trying out the Family Christmas Eve Box from Magic Santa Letter. Like the other products, you can personalise it with your name. To be honest the box isn’t very deep so I’m not quite sure what we’re going to put it in. I always fill our Christmas Eve crate with hot chocolate cones, a new DVD, reindeer food and new pyjamas for the children. This box isn’t big enough to fit much so I will be having a bit of a think before then.
I can’t wait to leave the Santa Sacks out on Christmas Eve. They will look perfect by the fireplace with a plate of mince pies and glass of milk.
Disclosure – we were gifted these items for the purpose of this review