Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Review: Adopt an Elf for Christmas [AD]

Do you have a Christmas Elf in your house? We will have one for the first time this year, as the folk from ‘Elf for Christmas’ have kindly sent us one of their Elf Toy & Magical Reward Kits for review. The idea of having a Christmas Elf come and ‘live’ in your house during […] Read more…

Advent Calendar & Stocking Fillers

Yesterday, I promised you some ideas for filling a DIY Advent Calendar. My boys are 3 and 7, and will pretty much be getting the same. A couple of things are recommended for ages older than 3, but the little one pretty much wants what his older brother has, and we supervise him with any […] Read more…

Alternative Advent Calendar Ideas

It’s that time of year again, when you think you still have a good few weeks to get yourself organised for Christmas, then suddenly realise it’s less than 10 days to go until 1st December and you haven’t got the Advent calendars sorted. There is the easy option, of course, of a chocolate calendar, as […] Read more…

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Merry Christmas everybody! It’s Christmas Eve, which here in Germany means that the Christmas celebrations start today. This afternoon we’ll be going to church, afterwards we’ll be opening presents, and for dinner we’ll have potato salad and sausages. Another Christmas Eve tradition in our family, is watching the Muppets Christmas Carol, with a nice mug […] Read more…

How we celebrate Christmas – twice

As a Scottish-German family, the question I probably get asked the most is whether we bring up our kids bilingually and, if so, how? I’ve actually written about it before, so you can read my answer to that question in my previous post. The second most asked question, is probably how do we celebrate Christmas? […] Read more…

Snowman Decoration

If you’re looking for some last minute Christmas decorations to make with the kids, we spent this afternoon making an army of little snowmen after school. For each snowman you will need: one 5cm styrofoam ball one 6cm styrofoam ball one empty (and clean!) carton from a mini yoghurt or fromage frais (here in Berlin […] Read more…

Christmas Fun with Fuse Beads

It must be at least over a year, that I’ve had a big box of fuse beads sitting on my window sill. Untouched. You know, those little plastic beads that you make pictures out of and iron them to fuse together. They were everywhere, so on a whim I bought a box full, and then never […] Read more…

Christmas Cookies: Cinnamon Stars (GF)

Only ten days to go until Christmas! Plenty of time left to bake some more Christmas cookies, and there’s another German Christmas cookie staple that I have to share with you. Because Christmas simply wouldn’t be the same without them – much like mince pies in the UK. ‘Zimtsterne’, or ‘Cinnamon Stars’ for all the […] Read more…

Make Your Own Christmas Tree Blanket

Happy St Nicholas Day everyone! So, with December now in full swing, it’s time to talk about Christmas trees. In Germany, traditionally you don’t put your tree up until Christmas Eve, which is how we used to do it when I lived at home – and how my parents still do it. The Husband, on the […] Read more…

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