How To Make The Most Of The Christmas Build Up For Kids

We just love Christmas (if we could we’d have our tree up now).

In this weeks blog we’ve pulled together some clever ideas to make this years build up really exciting for kids, big and small.

From elf boxes to unusual advent calendars read on for some festive inspiration and maybe even form a new family tradition.

Advent Calendars With A Difference

One of the most  obvious ways to count down to the big day is an advent calendar. There are now so many out there from Star Wars calendars from Lego to Variety Cereals Calendars from Kellogg’s. Here are a few of our favourites:

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar £23 from Asda

Kellogg’s Variety Cereal Advent Calendar £4 Available From Tesco in store

Happyland Calendar £25 from ELC/Mothercare

One for slightly older children the Tinc Calendar £28 from is filled with stationary, gadgets and accessories

Home Made Advent Countdowns

Fancy making your own advent calendar? It’s a great idea if you want the whole family to join in and allows you to cater for EVERYONES tastes. For some fab ideas take a look at our blog by clicking the image below.

Elf On The Shelf

This little elf tradition is getting more and more popular each year. Pop on over to the Elf On The Shelf website for to find out how this little scout elf reports back to Santa each night.

The Elf Box

We featured this Christmas tradition on our blog a few years ago now. The idea is simple on Christmas Eve Santa’s elves deliver a family box packed with items such as PJ’s, hot chocolate, a story book and DVD to help the kids get ready for bed on Christmas eve. You can really personalise this idea with small gifts for each member of the family (even all the grown ups). Take a look at our blog by clicking the image below.


Track Santa

There are a few websites out thee that allow you to track Santa on his journey delivering presents around the world. Google and Norad are the best ones to take a look at. Perfect for building the excitement Christmas Eve.