Wednesday, 21 December 2011

{Fabulous Finds: Christmas Traditions}

'The Christmas Express'

I stumbled across this idea on Pinterest yesterday and I really wanted to share it with you before Christmas Day. I think my kiddies are too young to appreciate this just now, but I think it's such a great idea and I definitely want to make this a new Christmas tradition for next year.

Erica over at Confessions of a Home Schooler shared a fantastic idea for a Christmas adventure and I think it would be perfect to do this week in the run up to Christmas Day.

Here's the gist... print the golden 'Christmas Express' ticket that Erica has kindly shared. Hide said ticket in kiddies bed and continue with bedtime routine as normal.

Whilst this is going on, prepare some snacks and drinks for the journey (Erica's suggestion is popcorn and hot chocolate - yum!) and put them in the car and get the Christmas tunes playing on the car stereo. When your children pull pack the covers to climb into bed they will find their special ticket. Tell them to get their slippers, dressing gowns (and any other extra layers - this is Scotland after all!!) and head to the car.

When they get to the car, punch the ticket (think that's such a fab idea Erica - love it!) and then proceed to take them on a magical journey round your city looking at all the sparkly Christmas lights. Don't forget to stop somewhere for your snack too.

What Christmas traditions do you have in the week leading up to Christmas Day?

1 comment:

  1. This is a lovely idea,we have just watched the polar express (my little boys favorite christmas film) so he would love the idea of a ticket under his pillow and an adventure out in his pj's Christmas eve.
    Merry Christmas
    Cat x


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