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Creating a magical family christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  

And when you have children, it is the perfect opportunity

to create some magical memories that will last a lifetime.


Christmas is also an incredibly busy time of year - gifts to buy and wrap, meals to be planned and prepared, visiting relatives, children's parties... it's no wonder we can feel stressed and thankful it won't happen again for another 12 months.


But whether you have a spare few minutes or hours, I have gathered together my favourite Christmas ideas that are quick, easy, cheap and fun.  I've tried to take the 'hard work' part out for you, so you can just enjoy spending fun times with your children.  


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See the smiles of delight and wonder on their little faces

Making magical Christmas memories

Watch a Christmas movie, play games, decorate a gingerbread house, read a Christmas bedtime story, dance to some Christmas songs - whatever you do, do it together and have fun!

Making magical Christmas memories
Elf on the Shelf Idea - magic seeds
  1. Give someone a hug

  2. Let someone go before you in a queue

  3. Tell jokes to make someone smile

  4. Donate some food to your local food bank

  5. Take some pet supplies to an animal shelter

  6. Help someone before they ask

  7. Donate books you no longer read to your school

  8. Make a thank you card to give to Santa

  9. Pick up litter in your neighbourhood

  10. Give away clothes that are too small

  11. Play with someone you don’t usually play with

  12. Donate old toys to a children’s hospital

  13. Put money in a charity collection bucket

  14. Make Christmas cards for your family

  15. Sing a Christmas Carol for your neighbours

  16. Make a bird feeder for your garden

  17. Take treats to the Fire Station

  18. Leave a sweet treat for the Postman

  19. Make a christmas gift for your teacher

  20. Give out candy canes to your school friends

  21. Bake some cookies for a nearby nursing home

  22. Make a box of gifts for Operation Christmas Child

  23. Draw a thank you picture and stick it to your bin

  24. Drop pennies on the pavement for people to find

Random Acts of Kindness at Christmas

Random Acts of

Christmas Kindness

for Children

Christmas List of fun activities

This is a lovely way to teach your children about Christmas spirit and the joy of giving.  


Such simple ideas that will mean so much to others and your children will have lots of fun too.

What are your favourite things to do at Christmas time?  What did you love to do when you were a child?


Whatever gets you in a festive mood, write it on a list so you remember to have fun during the busy run up to Christmas.

Elf on the Shelf Ideas - christmas crafts

Christmas crafts don't have to be complicated, time consuming or expensive.  Make gorgeous keepsakes to treasure or unique little gifts.

Magic Elf
Elf on the Shelf Idea - North Pole Breakfast

Get creative in the kitchen and cook up a Christmas treat.  

Click on the Info link for inspiration

Christmas Eve traditions for children

Christmas Eve boxes are a great new tradition - whether they are surprise gifts for children from their Elves or a box of goodies for the whole family.  They can be simply filled with new pyjamas, reindeer food and a Christmas book, or become elaborate hampers full of Christmas delights.

Leaving evidence of Santa's visit

Maybe Santa will leave snowy footprints when he visits, write a note, or forget his hat and glasses.  Maybe he'll even get caught on camera, leaving gifts under the tree!

Whatever activities you choose, have fun!  

Merry Elfmas | family christmas traditions
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