Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Tissue Paper Stars

Today, I have a Christmassy craft to share with you. It’s really easy to make, so one to get the kids involved with. All you need is some cellophane paper, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick. Step 1 – Cut your cellophane paper into eight same sized rectangles. You can use all colours or […] Read more…

How to Create a Book Advent Calendar

To finish off this week’s focus on Advent Calendars, I have another slightly different idea for you, that will especially appeal to all book lovers – how to create a Book Advent Calendar! Instead of getting chocolates or toys every day, in an Advent Book Calendar there’s a new book to read each day during […] Read more…

Activity Advent Calendar Tips & Template

Whether you are looking for an alternative to chocolate Advent calendars (anyone else still working their way through the Hallowe’en candy?), are tired of those pre-filled toy calendars that just add more plastic tat to your house, or are simply in search or something a little bit different, an Activity Advent Calendar is a really […] Read more…

Advent Calendar & Stocking Fillers for Kids Age 4+

With just over ten days to go until 1st December, it’s time to get your Advent calendars organised! When I was kid, we always got Advent calendars filled with little gifts each day. My calendar was a cross-stitch sampler with 24 gold rings, hand made by my mum, and each December she would tie 24 […] Read more…

Our Top 50 Christmas Picture Books

We’re half way through November already, which means there’s not much time left to get your Christmas picture books in order if you want to have them ready for the 1st December. I don’t know about you, but I like to pack our Christmas books away for the rest of the year, it makes them […] Read more…

Have Yourself a Colsie Christmas

Move over hygge, there’s a new kid in town! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it will have been difficult to escape the Danish ‘hygge’ trend, that has swept the interior design and lifestyle worlds these past two years. It’s sometimes translated as cosy, but is generally considered to encompass much more than that – […] Read more…

Christmas Cookies: Jammy Hearts

Today, I have another yummy Christmas cookie recipe for you. Because what is even better than melt-in-the-mouth buttery vanilla cookies? Melt-in-the-mouth buttery vanilla cookies with jam in the middle! Ingredients 150g gluten free flour 50g caster sugar a pinch of salt 1 sachet of vanilla sugar or one teaspoon of vanilla essence 50g ground almonds 100g […] Read more…

Folded Paper Angels

Less than a week to go until Christmas! If you are looking for an easy, last minute decoration idea or just something to keep the kids occupied and stop asking “how many sleeps now?” for even a short while, then look no further than these folded paper angels. Here’s what you’ll need: 2 pieces of […] Read more…

Our Top 5 Christmas Movies for Kids

For this week’s Friday Five, I thought I’d do something a little different and share our Top 5 Christmas movies for kids with you. Prior to writing this post though, I did a little poll across some of my social media groups and channels as to what other people’s favourite Christmas movies were, since I […] Read more…

Christmas Cookies: Vanillekipferl

When it comes to Advent and Christmas baking, there is a holy trinity of seasonal cookies that always get baked in Germany, at least in my circles: Zimtsterne (cinnamon stars), Butterkekse (butter cookies), and Vanillekipferl (vanilla crescents). I shared my recipes for Zimtsterne and Butterkekse with you last year, so this time it’s time to […] Read more…

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