I’m feeling like a five year old at the moment, all giddy with excitement about Christmas! This is probably because this year my son who is almost 3 (his birthday is two days after Christmas in fact), will really know what is happening.
So, excuse me while we have a really merry discussion this week. I don’t know where this is going just yet but I want to find out what your traditions are and whether you love or loathe the holiday season.
We have a rule in our house that we cannot put our Christmas tree up until at least November and so far it is still laying in the box. Despite my excitement I cannot seem to find the right time to put it up, I want my little family to do it together but it’s always such mayhem in our house. Do you have a Christmas tree and do you have it up yet? Real or fake?
Christmas gifting is something else I love, and the Beauty and Lace Gift Guide starts in October so I have been thinking about it for a while. I have almost all my gifts sorted but I know a lot of people who leave it until the last minute – are you organised and what bargains have you scored?
Which leads me to ask, what do you do on the big day? We have two Christmas meals this year, but my in laws who normally put on the whole fanfare of bon bons and a roast turkey have advised they are scaling it down with an Aussie barbie.
With a young family I am keen to start some traditions of our own, but I’m not feeling very creative and can’t come up with anything that feels special. Do you have family traditions? When I was younger I loved finding big footprints and half eaten hay bails on the front lawn.
And my final question is for those of you with children – how much do you spend on gifts and do you find that your children “expect” expensive presents from Santa?
This week we are giving away something a little different to compliment the Christmas theme. We have a VS Sassoon Mini Pro Style Envy we want to give to one lucky reader. Talk Christmas with me by commenting below for your chance to win.
The winner will be contacted by email so make sure your address is current. Competition closes 15th November 2011 Midnight AEST. Check back next Wednesday for a new weekly discussion.