The holidays are coming! Usually, I’m a bit of a Grinch and haven’t really got involved in the festive seasons. But this year it’s different….I have my gorgeous 10.5 month old Little B in my life and she is experiencing her first Christmas this year.
The past few days we are spent our free time decorating the house and making some lovely little decorations. Little B is in awe of the Christmas tree, she especially likes the flashing lights. Mum and Dad however are not a fan of having to tell her not to pull the decorations off every two minutes.
I’m really sentimental and wanted to make some homemade decorations for us to celebrate B’s first festive season, so I set about making a few with her a couple days before we were due to put our decorations up. First we made our saltdough Santa, which is made out of the imprint of Little B’s hand, it went a little burnt but it still looks lovely and does the job just fine. I painted Santa on the handprint though as I think my little girl is a touch too young to at the moment. Then we decorated our own bauble, well my little one did. I just let her get her hands messy in edible finger paints and then handle the bauble. She left some cute, fun marks on it. Daddy thinks it looks like a planet. We then make our own mistletoes canvas picture. I just painted B’s feet and pressed them onto the canvas. It’s such a cute little picture and it’s now proudly hung above my fireplace! My favourite Christmas tree ornament is a little felt ‘I saw Mummy kissing Santa Claus’ sign! It was only £1.50 (I think) and looks lovely!
So that’s my Christmas preparations and decorations complete for now. I’m hoping to get into the Christmas spirit and spend most of December with my family, making precious memories. Before we know it it will be 2016!
What do you have planned for Christmas? Have you made any decorations?