It’s that time of year again, when people start preparing for Christmas! Unless you’re a supermarket, of course, in which case you’ll have dusted off the mince pies, the second the Easter Bunny packed his bags.
We realise that the beginning of December might be a little early for some people’s liking, but by other standards we’re practically late! This is all part of our clever Christmas strategy though, as we’ve spent the last few months compiling lots of brilliant tips, tricks and advice to help you make the most of Christmas with baby! (It might seem festive now but there’s nothing jolly about listening to Christmas songs in July.)
You’ll be glad we did though, as we assembled not one, not five, but twelve blogs about Christmas. Hence why we’ve decided to call this feature – The 12 Blogs of Christmas!
Over the next month we’ll be posting a new blog every couple of days, all leading up to the big moment! Each one is packed full of fun and interesting things to do for Christmas – homemade Christmas card ideas, tree decorating guides, gift selections, the best festive films and much more!
Christmas is all about traditions and when you’re starting a family, it’s the perfect time to start creating your own traditions too! Each family has their own way of doing things so we’re using our expertise, plus some of our own family traditions, and sharing them with you to help you celebrate Christmas the way you want.
We said there’d be 12 blogs but if we’re being honest, this is blog number one. With that being the case, we should probably use it give some sort of insight into Christmas. So here it is:
It may seem like an obvious thing but it can be easily forgotten. Christmas is a busy time with lots to do and remember, and if you have a young family, it can be even harder. You have presents to buy, tonnes of food to prepare (who said you can’t microwave a turkey?), decorations to put up and all while keeping a smile and sipping mulled wine. Sometimes it’s just not that simple. But that’s when you need to enjoy it the most.
As a child, there are few things as magical and wonderful as Christmas, and we could all do with remembering that. Even when you’re trapped in the loft hatch covered in tinsel or tipping 2lbs worth of uneaten sprouts in the bin while nursing a Baileys headache the size of Gdansk, your child will still be excited by the festive spirit!
So give in to it and enjoy your time now because before you know it, they’ll be grown up and looking to start traditions of their own.
So with that in mind, we hope you love our new blogs. We’ve worked hard to find the best, most Christmassy things to enjoy with your child – whether they’re newborn or older! After all, being an adult doesn’t mean you have to stop being a kid!