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Add Some Magic to Christmas Eve this Year

Add Some Magic to Christmas Eve this Year

It’s Christmas Eve and tots around the nation are counting down the hours until the arrival of jolly St Nick. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – especially for parents, so here are some tips for making the night before Santa’s arrival as magical as possible.

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Feed Santa and his reindeers

Mix some porridge oats with glitter and sprinkle on the path or driveway outside your home.  The glitter will help the reindeers guide themselves to your front door, whilst the oats will give them lots of energy for their night time flight.  A word of warning though, glitter can be harmful to wildlife so make sure you sweep it up once the children are tucked up in bed. For Santa, leave a traditional mince pies and a splash of sherry or even homemade biscuits – don’t forget to drink and eat some of your Santa offerings once the children are in bed.

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Christmas Eve boxes

It seems that there’s a new tradition – more and more families are giving their children Christmas Eve boxes to prepare them for the most exciting night of the year.  Fill your box with festive pyjamas, reindeer food, hot chocolate and even Christmas hot water bottles to keep them cosy whilst they wait for Santa. This personalised box is made to order from Not on the High Street but you can also buy them from The Works for just £5. 

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Hang up the stockings

Make the stocking hanging up a big annual ceremony for your family – if you have a fireplace then it’s the perfect place to hang them – leave one for each member of the family and even pets.  Alternatively, hang on beds just before the children go to sleep.

 

 

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The Night Before Christmas

Before bedtime, dust down your Night Before Christmas book, It’s the perfect way to build up the excitement for Santa’s arrival.  Snuggle everyone into bed, throw over the duvet and read it as a bedtime story – you may have to explain some of the olde worlde language but it’s a tradition that will keep going for many years to come.

 

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Track Santa

You can even track Santa through an online Santa tracker at Norad – see Santa during the day as he makes his way over Australia and Asia and build the excitement of his pending arrival in Europe before your kids go to bed.

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And for that magical touch on Christmas Day, leave footprints in the garden, artificial snow by the fireplace and maybe even a little dirt on the presents under the tree – there will be no doubt that Santa has been in your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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