Who is Father Christmas?

Who is Father Christmas?

This year, our older son (8) understands how the magic of Father Christmas really works. Yes, we’ve reached that time, and while I’m a little sad about it, I’m also quite relieved that we’re now working with the truth.   As part of explaining the whole thing, and...
What Made Your Childhood Christmas?

What Made Your Childhood Christmas?

The urge to create Christmas perfection is all around us – from social media, adverts, and even inherited from a parent (fans of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will understand parental festive fanaticism). It’s so easy to feel that what we’re doing isn’t...
Christmas Shop for the Littlest Schoolkids

Christmas Shop for the Littlest Schoolkids

Yesterday was one of my favourite days in our infant school calendar – Christmas Shop. Kids love Christmas because of the presents, obviously – their own presents, and in my experience, any that the people around them will let them open too! The joy of receiving a...
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