On the Sixth Day of Christmas – 5 Christmas Traditions You Need to Start Now!

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5 Family Traditions that Kids will Love

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Christmas is about tradition right? Or is it? Does it even have to be? Should we maintain old traditions that we aren’t that fussed about or should we introduce new ones? Today on the blog it’s all about traditions!

As per Google, tradition is the “transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.”

the meaning of tradition at christmas

So it’s something we always do, because we have done! But today on me and b we’re talking about some new traditions which we’ve been embracing. And they are super fun!

Book Advent Calendars

When I was growing up in the 80s, the only advent calendar I had was the chocolate type. And to be honest the chocolate was cheap and nasty. These days there seem to be so many options for advent calendars – we actually did a blog round-up of our fave ones for kids here!

One of my favourites is the book advent calendar. I’ve made b one for the past two years and he loves it. Read how to make one here and take a look here for tips on buying books on a budget!

Each evening, before bed, B unwraps a book and we read it together. It’s lovely because it helps inspire him to love reading and it’s festive.

How to Make a Christmas Book Advent Calendar on a Budget childrens book a day 24

The Christmas Eve Box

To be honest I haven’t started a Christmas Eve box. He has enough with the advent calendar and things to come on Christmas day! I like the idea of some festive pyjamas though so I may do that this year.

Elf on the Shelf

It seems Elf on the Shelf is a firm favourite in the UK now! You can pick up elf doors, beds, clothes and whatever in the shops. It’s bonkers. We’re only doing Elf on the Shelf this year because my friend in the States gifted me an elf! You can read my 24 no faff, no effort Elf ideas here!

lazy parents mum mom ideas for elf on the shelf

Christmas Eve Party

Now this is something we used to do as a kid and something I still like doing at home. The Christmas Eve party. It isn’t really a party as such but the Christmas Eve meal is a selection of nibbles, pickled onions, nibbly bits and gherkins. Yum! We used to do this all the time as kids and I loved it.

Here are some pics from our last Christmas Eve party…

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Visit a Christmas Market

Christmas Markets have become big business in the UK over recent years. I remember when I lived in Germany, it was only really there that I went to a Christmas market. It seems now that every town and city hosts one. And why not enjoy the fun and soak up the festive atmosphere ey.

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