Our Christmas Traditions | A Gift Guide with Etsy

OK OK, so it is still November I know. BUT as we are well past Halloween and Bonfire Night, I think we’re officially allowed to chat all things festive… yes? I am an organiser, list writer and bargain hunter through and through. So there is nothing better in my mind then to have my Christmas spreadsheet all ticked off by December, that way I can relax and just enjoy the holidays.

With that in mind Etsy got in touch to see if we wanted to write about what makes Christmas special to me and my family. I jumped at the chance, because I am a Christmas geek to be honest. Well, it’s not really the actual day that really gets me, but the lead up, the excitement and all the little traditions we have started and kept going as a family. For me it’s all about our two little boys, the joy on their faces, their excitement and of course, the magic.


Cosy Decorations


I have experimented with different Christmas decoration themes in the past, but when it comes down to it, I love the traditional colours, natural materials and personalised pieces, which in time become heirlooms.

Every year I also love making  my own Christmas wreath, it is always a highlight of the season for me. For the first time ever I am going to a workshop held by a florist and I cannot wait already.


Christmas Decorations 2017 Cosy

Chunky Knit White Christmas Stocking by LaurenAstonDesigns | Christmas Crackers by evescrafts | Natural Christmas Wreath by LindenFlowers | Natural Soy Scented Candle by LollyrocketCandleCo | Hand lettered Ceramic Christmas Bauble by DaphneRosa


In The Kitchen


More time than ever is spent in the kitchen over Christmas in our family. Traditional recipes come out, hello sausage rolls, yule log and mince pies. So of course these lovely picks will really add something special to your festive cooking space.


Christmas Kitchen Gifts Presents

Holiday Placecards by RachelEmmaStudio | Christmas Print by WordUpPrints | Floral Christmas Kitchen Towel by ElenaIllustration | Christmas Apron Joyeux Noel by LovetreeDesign | Christmas Spoon by BespokeandOakCo


Festive Jumpers


It’s just got to be done right? The Christmas jumper has been growing year on year in popularity and I think it’s high time I invested in a new knit. I love these quirky and unconventional sweatshirts for stylish babes.


Christmas Jumpers Womens 2017

Baby It’s Cold Outside Sweater by UncommonTee | Unicorn Christmas Jumper by RockOnRuby | Bah Humbug Sweatshirt by EllieEllieltd | Feeling So Bloody Christmassy by KellyConnorDesigns


Cards & Wrap


I love nothing better than settling in front of the log burner, playing Christmas music, lighting a candle and getting my Christmas wrap on. Pretty paper, stylish twine and personalised tags will leave your recipient in eager anticipation of what’s to unwrap. We also still do Christmas cards each year, I love hand delivering them too and actually getting round to seeing everyone in December. But for those that go in the post, the Christmas stamps are always a lovely purchase. Don’t forget the scissors and good quality tape folks!


Christmas Cards Wrapping 2017

Gift Tags Personalised by SomethingBlueByZara | Stork Embroidery Scissors by StitchKits | Bakers Twine by PlumBowtique | Mini Forest White Wrapping Paper by claraandmacy | All I Want For Christmas Card by KioCards | Next Christmas Card by thetwowagtails | Starry Sky Christmas Card by StudioFactotumUK



Christmas Eve


Then there is the night before, quite possibly the most exciting day of a child’s year. We wrap up warm and head to our local Christingle church service. Before coming home to new PJs and putting out bits for Father Christmas. I especially love the Christmas Eve box below, which could come out each year filled with special treats. How utterly perfect!


Christmas Eve Gifts Presents Tradition Kids Family

Wooden Santa Plate by Prezzely| Christmas Eve Plate by TheCraftyBlueKiwi | Christmas Eve Box by DUSTandTHINGS | Reindeer Food by LittleIndieStudio | Christmas Enamel Mug by TheMerryChristmasCo


Ohh I am most definitely in the Christmas mood now. I cannot wait!

Are you the organised type? Do you have any traditions? We’d love to hear all about them below xo Lou


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