Saturday, 17 December 2011

Listography - What makes Christmas Christmas

Listography - What makes Christmas Christmas

Being a fairly new bee blogger I've been wanting to do listography for awhile but linking is way too scary for a new bee, at last I've been brave and here goes.

1. I'm not normally a fan of  television adverts i usually do my best to avoid them , However the iconic holidays are coming cola ads are different they are so festive and they have kept to the same format since my childhood. There is something nostalgic and happy about them that reminds me of being a kid and seeing them always leaves me feeling festive they kind of start Christmas. We managed to see the truck this year as it visited our town and my little E was so excited although slightly confused as he asked the girl in the red suit if she was Santa............ Boys!




2,  Every year me and my little E have an outing together to the local pottery to paint a bauble its lovely little keepsake to mark each Christmas of his life. They have his hand print on so are something to treasure forever and lovely personal decorations to bring out every year.



3, I really love candles and twinkly lights they give such a cosy Christmas feel, my favourites are a set of wish candles that come out every year and whoever blows them out gets to make a wish.





4,  A walk Christmas eve night, we love to wrap up warm and go for a walk  its lovely just walking round a couple of streets and seeing every ones Christmas lights . There is a house in the next street to us that is so beautiful its set slightly back from the road and all white lights looks like a Christmas fairytale.

5,  I love the magic of Christmas eve the little routine before my little E goes to bed, the reindeer food he scatters on the front garden the mince pie and glass of Baileys left for Santa. Seeing him dragging his stocking upstairs and hanging it on his bedroom door and the last little look out the window he does for Santa. Children make Christmas Christmas.


What makes Christmas Christmas for you why not have ago at your own listograhy at Kate takes 5

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14 comments:

  1. Santa gets left a glass of Baileys at our house as well!
    We do the reindeer dust on the garden as well. The girls love it. They're allowed to usually open one present which is new pajamas but this year I've added a Christmas fleece blanket, a new hot water bottle with a Christmas cover and a Santa mug for their hot chocolate, to the presents they're allowed to open Christmas eve so they can put on their new pjs, drink hot chocolate with marshmallows before snuggling up in their new blanket, cuddling their hot water bottle while waiting up as long as possible to try and see Santa!
    I totally agree that kids make Christmas, Christmas :)

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  2. Lovely list, I do miss the Christmas TV and adverts from England!

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  3. How lovely! I want those wish lights - so gorgeous. Santa gets Guinness in our house ;)Hope he doesn't fall out of his sleigh after all that!

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  4. I'm excited to be doing the whole Santa thing for the first time this year. My little man is so excited, I can't wait to start our own traditions of what we will leave out for him and his reindeer :)

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  5. Ooh, I totally forgot the coke ad. Definitely signals Christmas is on it's way. And loving your wish candles. So pretty

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  6. ohh lovely list Merry Christmas to you x

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  7. I love the whole list but especially number 2. What a great idea for me to steal for next year. You have the right ideas about Christmas

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  8. I love walking around looking at everyone's lights!

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  9. Thankyou for all the lovely comments, it sounds like everyone has really lovely traditions. I will wish on my lights for you all that santa brings everyone a very merry christmas. It sounds like he will with all that baileys and guiness xx

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  10. Love this list :) Painting the bauble together and the wish candles are lovely ideas, while the walk oon Christmas Eve reminds me of how I used to take the kids out to look at all the light displays on the houses when they were younger x

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  11. love, Love, LOVE the Coke commercials with those trucks!! Great mention!

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  12. I love the idea of painting a Christmas bauble. We don't have anything like that around here but I think we should.

    CJ x

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  13. I have added a link to the post christmas traditions as there is more about the pottery bauble if anyone wants to find out more.
    CJ if theres not one near you thats a good buisness idea for someone ours is always busy x

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