Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year. I don’t know whether it has something to do with being a December baby, but I love it. There is just something so magical about it, especially when you have little ones of your own. Particularly when they start to understand and feel the magic of Christmas for themselves.
We had such a wonderful Christmas last year even though the little lady was only two because she had to understand what all the fuss was about. Now that we have the little guy too we’re looking forward to celebrating our first Christmas as a family of four. So I just had to go ahead and write a Christmas and New Year bucket list. Although I am being realistic about what Christmas with little ones can be like. That said, I am hoping that it will be even better than it was last year!
I love to get into the festive spirit as early as possible, and now that things like half term and Halloween are out of the way I can start getting organised and planning all things Christmas. A couple of weekends ago I found this amazing little Christmas organiser from my favourite Danish stationery shop Kikki K. It’s a must have for anyone like me that loves Christmas, planning and writing lists. Its been perfect for inspiring this festive Christmas and New Year bucket list.
Writing bucket lists is something that I enjoy doing as not only does it inspire us as a family to do more together, but motivates us to actually do the things on them that we say we’re going to do. So here are the things that we’re hoping to do over December and January for anyone that would love to read, or is looking for some inspiration for their own bucket list!
1. Visit Copenhagen, home of Hygge and beautiful Christmas markets.
2. Visit a Christmas market in the UK or abroad.
3. Make a gingerbread house.
4. Stock our Christmas bookcase with Christmas stories old and new.
5. Watch Christmas films.
6. Listen to Classical FM and Michael Buble Christmas albums on repeat, non-stop throughout December.
7. Buy new Christmas pyjamas, something that has become one of our family traditions.
8. Visit Father Christmas.
9. Buy Christmas jumpers.
10. Spend an evening perfectly wrapping Christmas presents with a little tipple and some Christmas music.
11. Pick out a Christmas tree.
12. Go to a church’s Christmas Eve service.
13. Go to Hogmanay in Edinburgh. Something that I have wanted to do for years and have already started looking into as you have to be so organised and all the best places to stay get snapped up quickly. I’d love to make a real weekend of it and have found a few family friendly IHG hotels in Edinburgh that look perfect for us.
That’s our festive bucket list for Christmas and New Year. What’s on yours?!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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