As if it is December already! I'll blink and it'll be Christmas! I've been trying to get my Christmas shopping done asap as I hate leaving these things last minute, however the men in my family are the worst for telling you what they want days before so I still have a few more gifts to get and also write out Christmas cards for friends and family too. I'm getting there slowly but surely. I thought I'd make this post very festive for you all and show you all what I enjoy about this time of year. Enjoy! :)
I love receiving an Advent Calendar, my inner child buzzes off stuff like that. My Mam always gets a Disney Princess themed one, bless her! Even when I'm really old I'll be buying them haha!
Christmas jumpers are my absolute fave! The more festive the better I say! Luckily Work allow us to rock our jumpers up until Christmas Day so it always makes a nice change from the standard uniform and getting into the festive spirit. Also I really enjoy working on Christmas Eve as it is easy work and everyone is all together, wearing our jumpers and blasting the Christmas songs.
Of course Christmas would not be complete without Christmas songs! I adore them and I really like how they don't really update them either so the songs I've grew up hearing, I still hear to this day. My favourite Christmas song of all time has to be Last Christmas by Wham! Normally I leave it 'til Christmas Eve to wrap presents as I get that little excited spark inside me in time for Christmas Day, however I have broke my tradition this year and began wrapping them early as I have quite a busy month ahead and being organised always gives me peace of mind.These have been on my wishlist for a while now after I did my first night of Visual Merchandising back in November, where we put out all the Christmas stock and these two cute things caught my eye straight away, I love a good novelty item. I mean how adorable is this tea pot though! <3
Christmas Pyjamas and Slippers always go down a treat in my household. Even my brother at the age of 27 still enjoys this aspect haha! I saw these and it was love at first sight, too much cuteness!
These guys are my absolute favourite decorations! I remember going with my Mam to a garden centre when I was really young and she asked me to pick two new decorations for the tree and these are what I chose. They are called Icicle and Flipper and I always put them near the top of the tree.
This year my Mam surprised me with these absolutely stunning Disney decorations. I love the glitter and the detailing along the dresses. My Mam knows that Ariel and Belle are my favourite princesses and I absolutely adore these thoughtful gifts! Also just behind them is Pocahontas, another Disney character I adored as a child. We sometimes watch old family videos and in one of them I went through a phase of Pocahontas, my bed, pyjamas, slippers, you get the idea haha!
And lastly, I really enjoy going to Church. I know that isn't everyone's cup of tea and that's ok. It's always been a tradition with my family to go to the Christingle Service the sunday before Christmas however as the years have gone on, people grew out of it and work commitments sometimes means they miss it, myself included but I always try to go if I can. But I've always gone to Church on Christmas Day with my Gran and my Dad, it's like a tradition now and I really enjoy the sense of community and I thoroughly enjoy singing carols and hymns, my favourite has always been Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. It usually makes me feel the most Christmassy and festive.
Thanks for reading and Let me know your festive favourites or any traditions you have :)