Last night I mentioned we wrote the letters to Santa.
I used a digital kit Jolly Holly to create some personalized notepaper for each child to write their letter on. I find that Santa is always very keen to have these letters written sooner rather than later, to avoid any last minute changes of mind. Santa and his helpers have more than enough to do, without additional items to be sought out at the last minute.
I created a layout of the event.
After the letters were written, we lit the Christmas Nativity Advent candle on the Christmas Pyramid in our hall, and sang Away in a Manger.
The letters were set on the hearth, and we then watched Miracle on 34th Street (the recent version), and it all seemed very festive.
I was not planning to post about Christmas food just yet, but as my husband has started to tuck into the Christmas cake, I had better blog about it, while there is still some left!
I would love to be able to tell you I make our cake with love and care, from my great granny’s recipe, handed down through the generations. However, the reality is that it comes from Marks and Spencers and is
“a rich butter fruit cake made with plump juicy vine fruits and glace cherries topped with marzipan and soft icing”
How could I compete with that! Thanks Mum for buying this cake, and the Christmas pudding too.
As my husband is the only one in our house who eats it, he decided to start early…..before I got to take a picture of it intact.
But I suppose it gives you a chance to look inside!
Do you have Christmas cake? Do you make your own? Do you, like my husband, start to tuck in well before Christmas?
Today we continued our birthday celebrations for our middle daughter, who turned 9 at 2.02pm today.