December 7, 2011

Christmas {Bits and Bobs}


Oh dear me, it's the seventh and this is my first post of the month. The computer has been calling and if I could, I would create and write and share everyday. I absolutely love this (unpaid) job. But, I don't know what it's like where you are in the world, but over here it's not only the festive's also the end of our school year. It's a busy busy time. I have lots to share though, so I'll get cracking!

First up, if you haven't yet visited the Portable North Pole and organized a personal message from Santa to your little ones, do hurry. You will not be disappointed, I promise. You have to share some details, like your child's name and age and answer some questions to make the video message more personal, but it's really worth it. This particular Santa is the best I've seen and his voice is wonderful! I would love to meet him :).

Since we are on the Santa subject - Do you believe in Santa?  Amanda over at NotJustCute shares a lovely post about her view and how she will share Santa's generous spirit with her boys. A nice read - do pop over.

Another nice find are these printable Christmas jokes over at Nurturestore. Big One loves telling jokes, so I printed these out and put them on the fridge. These would also be fun to add to homemade crackers, an advent calender or simply to be told at the Christmas table.

One of my favourite blogs, simple as that, shares a wonderful post of Christmas inspiration, including a Holiday photo checklist (great idea), free Christmas tags and word art (just beautiful), and a printable Christmas memory match game (mmm, I have some ideas for this one).

For lots more Christmas inspiration, pop on over to my Christmas Fun page on Pinterest. I have pinned lots of fantastic many I want to many days till Christmas?

And last, but not least, the top image is of a much-loved Santa book for little ones. Santa's Suit is all about Santa who decides that his red suit is, well, unsuitable. But after trying out many different colours, Mrs Santa suggests that his red suit is the most suitable. I'm really not surprised that it was Mrs. Santa's suggestion ;). This rhyming book has the most delightful illustrations, teaches colours and has touch-and-feel elements on every page. I can recommend it!

Have you found any amazing Christmassy articles, ideas or freebies? I'd love to know. 
Till next time...


Chels said...

Fun post Georgia-- thanks for the great links! I agree that the PNP is great! My kids are already waiting eagerly for their messages! Hope your holiday/end of school month is fantastic!

km said...

That is one of my VERY VERY favorite santie books too!! I so enjoyed my copy when I was a kiddo. I need to get MY kids a copy this year or NEXT for sure! THANKS for all your tips and links. I know they will be FABULOUS! HAPPY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATING! ohhhh and PNP is a huge hit around here! I always start checking in NOV to see if they are open yet.

Colette said...

Love the Portable North Pole - thank you for the link!!!

Cathy @ NurtureStore said...

Hello! I'm so glad you've been enjoying our Christmas jokes. They've been giving my girls the giggles too :)

silly eagle books said...

We are in need of some jokes! Thanks for helping us out! :)


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