With Christmas zooming into sight, I wanted to share some of our writer’s favourite Christmas traditions!
Daisy’s dog joins them for their Christmas dinner every year! Milo gets his very own bowl of dinner and knows to sit patiently and wait to be told he can start his meal. Just look at him! I’m in love.
Sophie takes Christmas very seriously! ‘We have a Christmas Eve box which has a new set of pyjamas in it, and then either a DVD or a board game – something for us all to do together. It also has a carrot, some ‘reindeer food’ (porridge oats mixed with glitter!) and Santa’s special plate and cup for his mince pies. And then their Santa sacks, which I made for them 🙂 my Mum did this for us, with a Santa sack made by my Granny.
We also go for a drive to a local estate every Christmas Eve, as they’re known for putting on HUGE Christmas displays and they have little fundraising stands and put it all to charity. We just go for a drive to see the lights, walk around and get some pics, and then share a flask of hot chocolate before we drive home 🙂
We ALSO have matching outfits on Christmas day because I am corny as hell. Not properly matching, but I usually pick a colour scheme or a certain item of clothing and then make sure all of us have that element in our outfits in a way that represents our personality.’
How incredible is this? I love the idea of the Christmas Eve box and the matching outfits every year.
Alexandra’s family have such a lovely tradition – ‘Santa (my 93 year old grandad) gets everyone beautiful laser cut wooden jigsaws with whimsies in. We all do them first thing in the morning and have a competition to see who finishes first! Then we swap and do each other’s!’
What a beautiful way to bond and spend time with your family.
Queen GG admitted that they absolutely have a tradition for Christmas day naps. I am all on board for this!
‘All the Grogan’s in Liverpool come together for the last weekend in November every single year for a family Christmas party. Most of them already live in Liverpool but some people go from out of town. It used to be in the pub my grandparents owned (I never met them), but eventually the family grew so big that it’s been moved two or three times now and now we had a huge place for it. I haven’t been for the past two years due to not being well but we’ll be going next year!’
As for me, every year my husband and I take our doggo Ashen round to my Mum and Dad’s house for breakfast. Ashen wears a Christmas themed bandana, and we have croissants, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, and those of us who aren’t driving start the day with a glass of champagne. Ashen always gets his own presents that he unwraps himself, which he then excitedly takes to his ‘spot’, on his favourite rug at my Mum’s house, to play with.
What are your Christmas traditions? Let us know in the comments!