Monday, 7 December 2015

Preparing for Christmas

We're now a week away from Christmas, I can't believe how fast this year has gone! As soon as 1st December was upon us it was time to start making the house look Christmassy.

Last year in one of my blog posts about Christmas I may have mentioned that Christmas time has never been my favourite time of year, with the passing of my mum in 1997 their didn't seem a point to Christmas. Christmas is for when families come together and our family had been torn apart. So for over 10 years I never really witnessed what a traditional family Christmas was, decorating a house or even a tree is completely alien to me. The decoration to the outside of our house is very basic, we have lights around our front room bay window, snowflake stickers and a Santa stop here sign. I couldn't imagine living in a house where the whole front is plastered with tacky lights. Next year I'd like some more outside lights.

But now that we have our own house I'm slowly trying to put my own spin on Christmas decorations. I tell you now that my Christmas tree is rubbish, and the decoration in the house is very low key thanks to a very active toddler. But here are my favourite bits...

Santa's Little Elf photo decoration
At the beginning of December Joey and I had a trip to The Range to have a look at Christmas decorations and this little tree decoration caught my eye. I love anything personalised and it wasn't expensive, think it was only £2.99.

Santa glitter lamp
Another find at The Range was this Santa glitter lamp which changes colours. Their were other Christmas characters to choose from but I preferred the santa one. I thought this was quite a good alternative to a sensory lamp and Joey loves looking at it.

Christmas bedding
Last year was the first year I'd ever bought festive bedding and I couldn't wait to get it back on once December had started. This duvet set is from George at Asda, they always do some great bedding. 

How do you like to prepare for Christmas?

Christmas wishes 

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