Christmas is Coming! Things to get you Excited for the big day!

C – C is for cosy! It is the best time of the year for snuggling up in soft slippers, having a glass of sherry and watching a classic Christmas movie. A few of the best ones are Miracle on 34th Street, Arthur Christmas and Elf to name but a few.Christmas is Coming

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H – H is for home. Whether you are going to be at your home or a family members home, there is nothing like home at Christmas time. Making the house look its festive best is all part of the fun. Get creative and check out Makower Christmas fabrics  http://www.higgsandhiggs.com/fabrics/designers/makower-henley-studio/show/all.html, and make some special Christmas tree decorations. Then sit back and admire in all its festive glory!

R – R is for Robins – and thrushes, blackbirds, chaffinches etc.… the robin is of course a Christmas card favourite, but don’t forget the garden birds in the winter time. Get some seeds and makes some fat balls to put in the garden on a bird table. It is the hardest time of year for wildlife to find food.

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I – I is for inspirational! Get inspiration for making some homemade gifts. People love to receive gifts that you have put time and thought into – it can be a simple photo in a handmade frame, or maybe you are a whiz with a sewing machine, you could make some personalised Christmas cushions!

S – S is for singing! Go to a traditional carol concert or midnight mass to get that warm Christmas feel of days gone by.

T – T is for tree! There are such a range of different trees you can choose from, whether real or artificial, there are pros and cons to both. One of the most fun things is picking out the tree decorations and hanging them on the tree. Remember, if you have a large tree, it may be a good idea to get a couple of sets of fairy lights to make it really twinkle!

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M – M is for meal! The best meal of the year, Christmas dinner! If you are cooking it yourself, make sure you prepare in advance how many guests you have coming, and if you have vegetarians joining you for dinner. Doing your food shop online and booking a delivery slot is the easiest way to avoid the Christmas stampede at the supermarket!

A – A is for advent – get into the Christmas spirit by counting down the days – and it isn’t just about chocolate advent calendars nowadays! Recently there have been a surge in luxury advent calendars for grown-ups – with the contents ranging from gin to make up and more!

S – S is for spirit – not just the Christmas spirit, but the ones that come in a bottle! This is a great time of year to get adventurous with the cocktails – have a look here for some ideas, or have fun coming up with your own!

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