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Having a gift each on Christmas Eve is not a new tradition for us. In fact sneaking some kind of treat on Christmas Eve is something that a lot of people have been doing for many years. For us, creating a Christmas Eve box is simply an extension of that. This year we are reusing some of the items I already invested in, as well as adding some new things too.
Our family Christmas Eve box
Our family Christmas Eve box is a combination of activities that we can do together as well as the traditional bits to put out for Santa at bed time. Here's what the girls will find inside this year.
DIY mini Christmas box
This year the girls will be making their own little Christmas treasure boxes. My plan is to get out some paint, give them the boxes and stickers and let them go wild! This is a cheap activity too, as the embellishments were BOGOF and the mini wooden boxes only cost £1.50 each in The Works.
A Christmas movie
Colouring books and sticker books are a great activity for children on Christmas eve. It keeps them quiet, and occupied plus it needs minimal supervision so if I have things to do I can let the girls sit at the table and crack on. Christmas crayons are nice addition too. Obviously they need something to colour with so why not make it Christmas themed?
Santa's key, treat board and more
The girls' Christmas Eve crates
Christmas mugs with hot chocolate.
Bath time goodies
Christmas matching pyjamas
If you haven't worked it out yet, I LOVE Christmas. I also love twinning. All of us and the girls. Christmas pyjamas are an obvious inclusion to a Christmas Eve Box, and I bought the girls' Christmas tree text sets cheap as chips from eBay here.
A bedtime story always goes down well, and what better addition on Christmas Eve than Christmas ones! The girls have a lot of books, so this year I bought second hand ones from a charity shop... both of which look and feel brand new!
Christmas soft toys
When it comes to putting the box items together, there are many different interpretations of how to create it; from choosing your box to what to include inside. I have tried to keep it simple, family friendly, and give us a few things to enjoy together on Christmas Eve. I hope this has given you some ideas of what to include in your Christmas Eve box this year; whether it's your first time or you're already a pro.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from my family and me this year!
For more posts about Christmas, visit the Christmas category page. If you have any questions about our Christmas Eve box, feel free to ask in the comments section below.