fab christmas idea #4

This is a great idea for homemade Christmas cards.  All you’ll need is card, stamp pads your little one’s fingers and a black pen for details.  The sky is the limit with designs but here’s one to get you started.

fab christmas idea #1

 

We made these little Strawberry Santas last year and they were SUCH a hit we thought we’d share them again this year.  Simply cut the top of the strawberry, cut a lid (the hat!) off the bottom, fill with whipped cream (or cream cheese, or crème fraiche) and add blueberries (or choc chips) for eyes.

Easy peasy food the kids can help you make and are sure to help you eat!

santa strawberries

image courtesy of veggie-wedgie.com

 

pay it forward – kmart wishing tree / salvos appeal

One of the charities we always support at Christmas time is the Kmart Wishing Tree /Salvos Appeal who help assist families in need over the festive period by, amongst other things, collecting donations and gifts for family members who may otherwise go without.

If you also like to support them and would like to purchase your gift from our little store, just shop as usual then use the promotion code WISHES on check out so you dont pay any delivery fee.  Be sure to include a gift message if you’d like one included.

We will gift wrap it, add in a little extra gift from us, and deliver it to our local Kmart store for you.  We’ll be doing deliveries weekly up until Christmas and will post photos here for you all to see.

There is no minimum order and no limit on the number of gifts we will wrap for you.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy. x

 

craft express – peg christmas trees

Look what we made today …

Using this stuff …

All you will need are some old boxes (any cardboard would do), a few little gems from the craft box (think pom poms, glitter, confetti, star stickers) and some wooden pegs.

Simply cut out* cardboard triangles (you can get a bit fancy here if you like), colour in or paint, glue on decorations of your choice and clip wooden peg to the bottom.

* Obviously littler ones would need assistance with cutting out but the rest is manageable for any age from toddlers to grown ups.

 

paying it forward – operation christmas child

We like to pay it forward whenever we can.  One of the ways we do this at Christmas time is by donating shoe boxes filled with goodies to Operation Christmas Child.

Our kids each have a shoe box and they choose what they would like to give a child in need overseas. They select whether the box goes to a girl or boy, and what age group they’d prefer to give to.  The organisation gives guidelines of what gifts are most suitable but generally something to love, something for school, something to help them create, something to wear and something to play with are winners.

Here’s a shot of some of our little boxes off to a new home.  For an additional few dollars you can track your box to see what country it lands in.

Apart from bringing smiles to lots of little faces overseas, this is a great reminder for our own little people of all that they have and how terribly lucky they really are.

October is collection month so there are only a few days left if you’d like to get involved!  You can check out your nearest drop off point here. x