Last Christmas Amelia was only 8 months old, it feels like only yesterday we were all sat around the tree opening presents and playing with all the new toys. This year she will be 20 months old and it will be so much fun! She will understand more than last year and be able to open her own presents. I can't wait to take her to see Santa and how magical Christmas is. I love Christmas, it's my favourite time of the year. Being able to listen to Christmas songs on repeat all day, eat as much as I like, and Christmas shopping! I have so many memories from when I was little of Christmas day and I want Amelia to have many as she gets older too!
I have decided to start a new Christmas tradition in our family and every year starting this year I will make up a basket full of goodies and let Amelia have it on Christmas eve to get her feeling Christmasy and we can sit around and watch films all day in our Christmas onesies. I am well prepared this year and have got all of her bits ready and waiting. I can't wait to see her face when she is older and watch it light up every Christmas eve when she receives her next basket.
Here's what's in Amelia'a Christmas Eve basket:
Every year I will buy her a new pair of pyjamas and chocolates and maybe include a few new Christmas items. I've even thought of making myself one and including Christmas Yankee candles, candy canes, Christmas films, slippers and other festive bits. After all Christmas isn't just for the littles. You could make one for your other half or even a friend and swap boxes.
Do you have any Christmas traditions? What's in your child's Christmas eve box? This can be done on any budget and for any age.