One of the advantages of having a larger family is that the chance to spend time opening presents and enjoying the excitement of the day goes for longer.....well it does in our home.
These were the weapons of choice to decorate the Gingerbread house.
So we got paper bags like we use for Birthday bags and filled them with some marshmallows chocolate drops and gingerbread cookies. Moran and Myffy decorated the outsides and we tied them up with sparkly pipe cleaners.
Shortbread, Home made Eggnog, peaches, apricots, strawberries, grapes, cherries, coffee balls, wafer sticks, fudge balls, gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, speculas and lebukens. Amongst this is our Christ candle in the middle as well.
However it is traditional for us to get a family photo both at Christmas and Easter.
We only put the made presents to each other under the tree. The presents we give the children and each other go into the bags I have made for them.
I don't know why I have never thought of this before.....I was quite impressed with my brainwave and wondered why no one had ever suggested it to me.
After this we went off to bed hoping the children would sleep in and with strict instructions NOT to wake us (Mummy and Daddy) before 9am.
Christmas Eve is always a magical time in our home and truly the children look upon it as the most wonderful part of Christmas.
Thank you for sharing our joy as we open our hearts and home to you.
Blessings to you and your homes,