Keeping Christmas Magical Once They Don’t Believe - the magic of Christmas isn't over, and traditions you have as a family will keep it going on into adulthood. Tips from the International Elf Service
Christmas, International Elf Service, Parenting

Keeping Christmas Magical For Older Children

Keeping Christmas magical for older children is something all us Christmas lovers wish for. We have so much fun making Christmas as magical for them for as many years as we can, but then the inevitable time comes. How do you maintain that wonderful magical feeling you had when the kids were younger? My own love of Christmas has […]

Pinecone Fire Starters are a wonderful homemade Christmas Gift. Gorgeous as Christmas Decorations too. Photos by the International Elf Service
Christmas, Crafts/Activities, International Elf Service

Handmade Christmas: Pinecone Fire Starters

If you’re looking for ideas for a gorgeous, unique Christmas present – these are it. I first saw these on Something Turquoise and was immediately smitten. It doesn’t matter if the recipient doesn’t have an open fire – they look gorgeous as Christmas decorations too.  These pinecone fire starters just shout cosy winter evenings in front of the fire […]

Homemade Christmas Gift or Stocking Filler: Noughts & Crosses!
Christmas, Crafts/Activities, Family, International Elf Service

Homemade Christmas Gift or Stocking Filler: Noughts & Crosses

Homemade Christmas gifts are so wonderful, and this is no exception. It’s cute, it’s fun, and it’s what childhoods are made of … playing with rocks, and keeping things in little bags! I first saw this wonderful idea on Balancing Home, and thought it would make a brilliant Stocking Filler.  Anything that’s a little bit different is […]

Win a gorgeous Christmas Eve Box & a Bundle of personalised Christmas Letters from the International Elf Service & JJs Craft Shop
Christmas, International Elf Service

Win A Gorgeous Christmas Eve Box & Christmas Letter Bundle!

  Christmas is coming! I’ve teamed up with the very wonderful JJs Craftshop for a chance to win a really fantastic magical Christmas Bundle: a gorgeous personalised Christmas Eve Box (see below), PLUS either a bundle of North Pole Christmas Letters, OR a bundle of Candy Cane Christmas Letters, depending on which suits your family better! So, without further […]