Ok I’m going to say it. I am not a massive Christmas fan! What I mean is, I love the lead up but I think it is all a massive hype for one day. So receiving a parcel from Room to Grow was just what I needed to get me into the Christmas spirit! Inside were some lovely alternative advent ideas so I thought I’d sprinkle some Christmas cheer by sharing.
The idea was to open one of the 12 parcels everyday from the 1st of December. However because we were away in Disney (did I mention we went to Disneyland Paris?) I cheated a little and opened them all before I went!
In the box there were 6 treats and 6 activities for us to do as a family.
Day 1: Magic snow powder – you could sprinkle this over the tree, leave for Santa to make his own footprints or create your very own Christmas scene.
Day 2: Write a letter to santa – obviously I had to help S to do this and she was a little reluctant as she has already told Santa that she wants a cry baby!!
Day 3: Lush bath bomb – definitely not to be used as a family. Grab your book, lock the door and have some much needed ‘me time’, I did.
Day 4: Go on a pinecone hunt complete with glitter glue to decorate
Day 5: Some chocolate to hang on the tree (although it didn’t quite make it to the tree!)
Day 6: Empty baubles to decorate – you could use things that mean something to you this Christmas or simply anything you can find.
Day 7: Candy canes – you don’t want the children on a sugar high so best you eat these too!
Day 8: Make your own Christmas card – we are still yet to do this but it is something we do every year for family members!
Day 9: A bauble filled with chocolate coins – the chocolate coins must have got lost in the post because the bauble on the tree is now empty 😉
Day 10: A recipe for reindeer food – we are saving this for Christmas Eve so that we can leave it for Rudolph.
Day 11: Make your own santa puppet – we love crafts so I’m excited to make this at some point before Christmas.
Day 12: Sing a Christmas carol – print off the lyrics, roll them up and wrap them in ribbon!
Thank you Room to Grow for selecting us to receive one of your boxes. There are some brilliant alternative advent ideas in side that have been fun to do as a family!