Making a Christmas Eve Box for the Family
Last year we made our very first Christmas Eve Box. I have to admit when I first heard the idea last Christmas my first thought was- “why would you want to open gifts the day before Christmas”.
However, when I saw the items going in the boxes I began to see that a Christmas Box is in fact a brilliant idea and a family tradition I hope to continue each year.
The Christmas Eve Box is a fab idea. One of the most popular items to place in the box is a pair of pyjamas for each family member.
This is such a great idea. Often on Christmas morning, you don’t want to get dressed immediately.
We usually lounge around in our Pj’s for some time.
The Presents are opened in our home in the morning and having a brand new pair of Pyjamas is for us the ideal solution to looking great in the Christmas morning photos.
Christmas Eve is an exciting time. We like to relax and spend time together while we peel and prepare veg for our Christmas Dinner.
So, this year I’m going to put a few Christmas DVD’s in our box to keep us entertained.
Unlike New Zealand where Christmas eve is warm and sunny and often spent outside with the BBQ, Christmas in the UK is cold.
Bearing this in mind, we have bought 3 lovely Christmas mugs and made up some special Hot Chocolate mix.
This could go down well with a mince pie or piece Christmas cake.
As we are trying to be healthy and look after our bodies, I plan to pop into our box, 3 new toothbrushes and some Multivitamins for each family member.
For the hubby, we have a packet of Perfect Seven Multivitamins for Men and for myself Perfect Seven multivitamins for Women.
For Sylvia our daughter we have a bottle of Vitamin D softies. The vitamins will help us through the winter months to get the boost we need.
I’ll be placing a new Christmas book into our box. This year our book is called Always the Elf by Kimberly Jensen.
Reading is something I value deeply and so I won’t miss the opportunity to get my daughter reading over the Christmas break.
Last but not least, we will be adding a packet of reindeer food to sprinkle outside for Rudolf and the Reindeers.
We will also have a packet of Snowman Poop (marshmallows) to munch on and add to our hot drinks. So this is our Christmas Eve Box.
All ready to make our Christmas just a little more special.
I hope you like our box. What will you be putting in yours?
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!