I have committed to posting a Parenting Tips and Tricks to my lovely readers every day up till Christmas. If you want to know how and why this idea started you can track back to Tips and Tricks No #1
Today’s Parenting Tips and Tricks for Christmas is for those who forgot to buy the Advent Calendars (like me).
Well OK, I didn’t forget – but I usually do ….
And so, last year I decided to put together my own home-made and in-expensive way of celebrating the build up to Christmas and make it our own tradition here in the HonieHouse. It initially costs a little more (not much) but then it’s re-useable year after year.
I make up little organza bags and fill them with treats. You can put numbers in the bags if you want to (from cut out gold or silver card) or attach a small gift tag or recycle last years Christmas cards and cut out your own tags from your favourite pictures. I have 3 children, so I add 3 chocolates to each bag.
You can buy the little bags online (Google organza bags) and they come in al sorts of colours and sizes to suit your Christmas colour theme.
The bags can be hung on the Christmas tree, or if you haven’t put it up yet in a decorated box or basket.
You can see more Parenting Tips & Tricks for Christmas:
Tips and Tricks No. 1 – Cadbury’s White Chocolate Fingers (intro to Tips & Tricks)
Tips and Tricks No. 2 – Advent Treats in Organza Bags
Tips & Tricks No. 3 – Recycling Christmas Cards into Gift Tags
Tips & Tricks No. 4 – Hand Painted Christmas Wreaths
Tips & Tricks No. 5 – Clear the Clutter
Tips & Tricks No. 6 – Recycling the Cost of Christmas
Tips & Tricks No. 7 – Saving Money on Kids Toys (and Big Boys Toys)
Tips & Tricks No. 8 – Gift Bag it!
Tips & Trick No. 9 – Christmas Fairy Cup Cakes
Tips & Tricks No. 10 – Cookies with Love
Tips & Tricks No. 11 – Children’s Christmas Parties (and Tea Parties)
Tips & Tricks No. 12 – Lets Swop Toys!