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Making vanilla wreaths as teacher’s gifts

I like getting my children to give gifts to teachers, etc – and I prefer them to be involved in the gifts somehow. I’m also conscious that most teachers probably get too many candles and soaps as it is. So last year, my kids make some vanilla wreaths and...

Making a child happy!

We have some good friends who have a 2 year old son. His was the first Christmas present we bought this year – we saw it months ago and grabbed it on the spot for him. On the weekend, we saw our friends and gave their son his gift. It was a little barn (made out...

Tiny Christmas puddings

I saw those individual puddings a number of times – they look so impressive and taste yum too. I didn’t have time to find a cake recipe and cook it up so I found a different way to make them 🙂 So, buy a lovely moist fruit cake. Cut it into small pieces...

Hand made decorations

When I was a kid, we would make a decoration every year for my grandparents. Grandma proudly displayed them every year until she moved to a nursing home. After she died, we were cleaning out her things and found a box where she had kept all our decorations! Each of us...

Photos with Santa

Every year I have my kids photos taken with Santa. I buy a nice frame and put them on display when I put up my Christmas decorations. It’s nice to look at them every December and reflect on how much my kids have grown and changed. I only leave the current photo...