The idea of a Christmas Eve Box isn’t about a whole new pile of gifts before the big day – it’s a little box of treats to set the scene for a ‘relaxed family pre-Christmas night’. The calm before the storm as it were. It’s big in America – and on Pinterest – soooo of course it’s caught on over here!
Miss Marnie has been a super special one this year – as the lovely people at The White Company have sent her a lovely box of treats for Christmas Eve and beyond. Here’s a little peek of whats inside as I haven’t shown Miss M it yet.
Growing up my mum always got me and my siblings new pyjamas and a new outfit but they were wrapped up and given to us on Christmas Day. The outfit to wear for lunch and the nightwear for Christmas night – so you could wake and lounge in them all Boxing Day.
I seem to have fallen into the same pattern of doing this for Miss Marnie. I guess that’s what makes it a tradition – behaviour that is passed down without you even thinking about it. But, as with all traditions they need a little shake up now and again…
This year, I think may be the first year Miss M is really excited about Christmas – so having this cool Christmas Eve box from The White Company means she can wear the PJ’s on the 24th – and really start to embrace the magic of Christmas.
I mean it’s all about those pre-big day pictures on Instagram right?
Of course, you can include as much or as little as you like in a Christmas Eve Box but if you’re stuck for ideas here’s a few things I think will ensure it’s a hit…
Christmas nightwear (of course!): The one thing I think has to be new – nothing nice than going to begin fresh nightwear is there?
A festive DVD or CD and some popcorn: Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street would be my movies of choice. Miss M would probably choose Frozen or The Muppets.
A mug or cup, some hot chocolate and marshmallows: It would be rude not too…
Blanket: Now snuggling on the sofa is not complete without a blanket is it?
** You may also like to include:
Chocolate Coins: A firm tradition – if not in the Christmas Eve box as a treat – they have to go in the stockings.
A letter to Santa set: If this hasn’t been done already Christmas Eve is the perfect time to write that little note to Santa…
A key for Santa: Get around that ‘but we don’t have a chimney’ question by leaving out a special key only Santa can use.
Santa plate and cup: Whether you have a special set or pop it all on a tray – this will also remind you to do it (especially if you’ve had too much Bailey’s in your hot choc!)
A Santa stop here sign: Just before bedtime get little ones to pop this wherever they want Santa to visit.
**Special Thanks to The White Company for sending Miss Marnie a fabulous Christmas Eve Box**