Why The Elf On The Shelf Won’t Be Visiting Our House This Year (Or Any Other)

When it comes to Christmas there are some things that I have very strong opinions about and one of them is the Elf on the Shelf. I don’t know when Elf On The Shelf started but I do know it wasn’t a thing when I was growing up or even when I was a teenager. I think I’ve only really noticed it online for the past 3 or 4 years but it could have been around longer than that. The basic idea of Elf On The Shelf is that in order for Santa to know which children

Teaching Erin about Santa

This is Erin’s first Christmas and John and I have been trying to figure out what we want to tell Erin about Santa. It’s really hard because there are so many things we don’t agree with but we still want her to know the magic of believing in Santa. naughty or nice? Something both John and I are very adamant about is not telling Erin about the ‘naughty or nice’/ ‘good or bad’ list. I don’t agree with ‘threatening’ a child with something along the lines of ‘if you do (insert here) Santa won’t bring

Christmas Traditions

John and I have been married for 3 years now and together for 5 but this year is the first that we’re really starting to put down some family traditions. Christmas day Although we have lived in together for most of this time and owned our house for the last 3 Christmases, this is the first Christmas we are actually spending at home. Other years have been spent elsewhere. Sometimes we were at a family member’s house for a stupid amount of hours. Another year we went to stay with my mum because she lives

Personalised letters from Santa

With it being Erin’s first Christmas I wanted to go about creating a whole new set of traditions, not only for her but as a family. Something I don’t remember getting as a child was a letter from Santa. Maybe I was on the naughty list though! There are so many companies offering letters from Santa, even Royal Mail are able to sort one out. However, ours came from Lapland Mailroom and I couldn’t be happier with it. It has been possible to order these letters for months now but Lapland Mailroom wait to send them