Christmas

family Christmas traditions

Family Christmas Traditions

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I’m one of those people who think that family Christmas traditions are important. Family life is a matter of moments, and traditions are a wonderful way of treasuring those moments in time. It builds your identity as a family and makes what you do unique, special and inclusive. Christmas traditions…

Christmas on a budget

Surviving Christmas on a budget

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Christmas is just about here and for many people the mere mention of it makes them sweat. It can put a big strain on already stretched finances with so much spending concentrated into one part of the year. Some people are really organised and have already got a stash of presents…

hide Christmas presents

10 best places to hide Christmas presents from the kids

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As my kids get older, they’re getting much harder to hide Christmas presents from. They know they must be somewhere, and that fact drives them crazy. I’ve been keeping this year’s stash of presents at work, far away from snooping children, but as Christmas approaches it’s time to start thinking…

Fun Christmas recipe ideas

12 fun Christmas recipe ideas

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With Christmas fast approaching I have been on the lookout for some fun Christmas recipe ideas that will not only delight the kids, but are also easy to make. Here’s a collection of some of the cutest Christmas ideas I have discovered. Some are so simple that the kids can create…

What would you like in your Christmas stocking this year?

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We threw that question to the community a few weeks back. And boy, did we get a lot of interesting answers! No surprises there when vouchers for massages, sleep-ins, mani-pedis, personal chefs, box of chocolates were mentioned. And we agree one thousand and one percent that Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Hemsworth, Daniel…

Christmas tree decorations

Get your sparkle on with Christmas Kingdom

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Apparently December 1 is “the day” to put up your Christmas tree. Personally I think that’s way too late. It’s more like November 1 at our place. And last year I may or may not have put up our tree during the October school holidays. I love putting up our decorations and it…