What To Wear In The Festive Season

With the festive season approaching, it is time to pick your outfits and start celebrating in style.

The festive season is the perfect opportunity to dress up in beautiful clothes and enjoy the company of family and friends.

In this article, we will be discussing some of our favourite outfits to wear this festive season so if you’re still in search for the perfect outfit, we’ve got you covered.

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Christmas Gift Ideas from Books2Door

As well as buying my children toys for Christmas, I always try to find some books that they will enjoy so that I can give some new books as a Christmas gift.

Books2Door have a great selection, especially for book box sets, so it’s easy to find something that will appeal to my kids.

The great thing about buying a box set of books is that they have the whole series so once they get started and enjoy the first book in a set, there is no delay and they can race through the whole series.

This is perfect for my 10 year old R as he is a very keen reader and normally when I buy him a book that I think he will enjoy, within the next couple of days he is already coming to ask me please can I order book 2, and book 3 of the series. So buying the whole box set just makes life easier all round – it also tends to be so much more cost effective.

the mysterious Benedict society books box set

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Living Advent Calendar Windows Decorate Your House for Christmas

Have you heard of Living advent calendars? This is a new trend for advent calendar windows that’s been gaining popularity over the last few years.

Creating a trail of living advent calendar windows in your neighbourhood is a fun and creative way for communities to join together to celebrate the festive season, the season of Advent throughout the month of December.

living advent calendar street advent calendar window display ideas

What is a living advent calendar?

A living advent calendar involves houses in a street or neighbourhood taking it in turns to unveil a new window decoration each day during the month of December.

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Make Your Own Book Advent Calendar for Kids this December

You can never have too many fun ways to teach your children the joys of reading. For this reason, I’m sharing my simple and easy to follow guide for creating your own book advent calendar for kids.

This is one of the easiest DIY advent calendars that you can put together, and doesn’t take any crafting ability – but it is still so much fun to make, and adds a touch of magic every day throughout December, with the kids feeling like they have a new present to open every single day. 

Advent calendars are a great way to mark the count down to Christmas. In many families, as soon as the advent calendars arrive on the 1st day of December then you really feel like the Christmas season has arrived. 

This simple Advent DIY project will inspire you to start (or end) each day with a book and an excuse to read. 

Make your own book advent calendar

Why Choose a Book Advent Calendar?

A book a day advent calendar is an idea that’s easy enough for anyone to make, and educational enough for parents to appreciate.

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DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar Craft

Can you believe December is almost here? A fun craft to make with kids to mark the coming of this festive month, is to make your own advent calendar.

It’s easy and fun to do, and will appeal to kids of all ages. There are lots of different ways to try out making your own advent calendars. 

Today we will show you a simple and cute DIY advent calendar in the shape of a Christmas Tree.

The finished result of this easy advent calendar looks great, and the best part is you can fill it up with whatever advent surprises and treats you prefer so it is totally personalised.

This Christmas Tree advent calendar craft is made from cardboard toilet paper roll tubes and a few basic craft supplies.

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Soft Pretzels Recipe & Kids Can Bake Book Giveaway

Today we have a super kid friendly and easy Soft pretzels recipe to share with you – taken from the book “Kids Can Bake”

Kids Can Bake illustrated by Esther Coombs is the sequel to last year’s bestselling and award-winning Kids Can Cook. Just like the first book, this children’s cookery book expands on the culinary world by teaching kids the essentials of baking.

This essential educational illustrated book will inspire children to make YOU a birthday cake this year, teach them how to make their own flapjacks and whip up a pizza, vegetable quiche or even a chicken pie for dinner – so what’s stopping you from getting them this book?! 

kids can bake by Esther Coombs

Kid Friendly Easy Soft Pretzels Recipe

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Handmade Wooden Christmas Nutcracker Giveaway

A gift is not something to be chosen in a hurry. We always want to choose gifts that we know our friends or family will love, and it’s a great feeling when you come across something really unique. If you haven’t considered shopping for something that is handmade and wooden, let us show you a few gorgeous products for inspiration. 

Christmas time is always a special time, as it can be an occasion to celebrate with loved ones, but also a time when we feel the need to give something meaningful to the people who matter most in our life. 

With that in mind, here are a few ideas and suggestions for unique wooden gifts that you can give to your family and friends this holiday season.

We’re giving away a handmade wooden nutcracker from our friends at Erzgebirge.co.uk! Make sure to enter at the end of this blog post.

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