Christmas Traditions


It is baby boy’s first Christmas. I have been trying to start a few Christmas traditions for our little family that we can grow and develop over the years. Now obviously he was too young this year to help decorate the tree so I have made the most of what I believe will be my last year of having a classy tree. Next year I hope that he will want to help and so that will become a loved tradition.


Obviously I took him to see Father Christmas. We paid our money, waited in line whilst singing Christmas carols and just before we went in to see him baby boy fell asleep and would not be woken! Another tradition that will have to wait until next year.

One thing that will start this year are the Christmas Eve traditions. Baby boy will have a Christmas Eve box with a few little goodies such as special pyjamas and the night before Christmas book. We will leave a drink and mince pie for Father Christmas and a carrot for the reindeer. I am looking forward to these traditions.

I know that baby boy is too young to understand what is happening this year but it is his first Christmas and so even though he is not excited, I am! I am excited for him and I will tell him all about his first Christmas as he grows up.

Do you have special Christmas traditions?

Holidays are here!


It’s Christmas! Since becoming a teacher the Christmas spirit has always started as soon as the Christmas crafts begin but it is only really Christmas time once I walk out of school on the last day ready for the holidays. That is when Christmas can really begin! So today I can say – it is Christmas time!

I walked out of school today with a smile on my face and a spring in my step. Don’t get me wrong, I love my new job but there is just something about knowing that the holidays have begun that makes me extra happy.

I do have more work to do over these holidays than I would normally have. Having only started in the role last week I now have the (not so) envious job of completing next terms planning ready for the first week of term. If I had started back in September then I would have had all of this done by now ready for a relaxing break but instead I will be testing out sensory activities and completing lesson plans for a good chunk of my time off. I don’t mind though. I have a job to go back to in January and a few weeks of family time ahead of me before then.

I am one happy teacher right now!

When does Christmas start for you?

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