Wednesday, 20 December 2017

What's Inside Lily's Christmas Eve Box


I do love doing traditions at Christmas and one that I started 2 years ago for Lily was making her a Christmas Eve Box.

I think the trend of them is something new as I don't think I had them when I was a child. But I think they are a great idea.

I love that they bring such an exciting build up to Christmas day and also you can put some nice relaxing activities in there to get them ready for going to bed. 


I usually give Lily her box after she has had her dinner. This gives her plenty of time to eat the treats and do the activities before bedtime.

So here is what is inside Lily's Christmas Eve Box. 



First I always pop a new teddy for Lily to snuggle at night. This year I got her an Elf. Last year was a snow man and the year before that, a Santa. Then for some yummy treats. This year I have put her a chocolate Lolly, Some Chocolate coins and a biscuit that you can paint. The biscuit will make for a really nice activity as well as yummy treat. I probably won't be letting Lily eat all the chocolate but well, its christmas eve and she can definetly have a good go at it.

Then I have some more activities for her. Some christmas themed colouring with pencils, and some stickers. She will love the stickers as she is sticker mad!
The colouring will be a nice calm activity for her to do before bed. She also has a very special letter from Father Christmas which we will be reading. This came inside the Christmas Eve box when I got it.



Last but not least is a key for the front door so Father Christmas can let himself in to deliver all the gifts. There is also a little note with it. We also sprinkle reindeer dust incase they need a little extra help to fly.


I usually pop some brand new Pjs for her to wear inside too, but unfortunately the ones I got for her haven't arrived and i'm not sure they will in time for Christmas Eve.

There are so many different things you can put inside a Christmas Eve Box. I would love to know some of the things you include in yours? 

10 comments:

  1. That is so lovely! Same with me, something I never did when I was a child, although we still had new pyjamas lol This looks like lots of fun in preparation for Christmas day! My girls last year I put her pyjamas in, a Christmas book, chocolate with a hot chocolate mix with marshmallows with a Christmas mug!

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  2. Christmas Eve Box seems to be a new option. Nice idea to help little ones prepare for Christmas. I think I would include new pyjamas, a Christmas story book, some Christmas colouring, maybe mug and some hot chocolate. Nice to calm little ones down to sleep before the arrival of Christmas Day.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Looks great FUN not started this tradition yet ! SURE it won't be long

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  4. This is lovely. I always put in Christmas pjs, Christmas book, Christmas dvd and chocolate 😀

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  5. Good idea.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. I'm wondering if maybe we should start a Christmas Eve Box for each member of the family.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. I include a pair of PJ's, a new Christmas book, a DVD and some christmas activities and usually some pens in the kids. It gets them so excited doesn't it

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  8. Fantastic, I love this - my daughter hasn't got a Christmas eve box, maybe we will next year :) Take some inspiration from your post :)

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  9. What a lucky girl, I haven't done these for my children yet but think I will next year, my 5 year old daughter wants to do elf on the shelf next Christmas too xxx

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