Much of the magic of Christmas lies in anticipation.
This makes Christmas Eve my most favourite part of the festivities, when the spell of Christmas has been cast & not yet broken.
It’s when the rollercoaster of December slows to a halt and the slow unfolding of the festivities begins.
Celebrations start with our Christmas Eve Box, a new tradition we have embraced, and one our girls love so much they will no doubt hand it down to their children.
In our house, The Christmas Eve box is an antique wicker hamper into which I place a new pair of PJ’s or nightdress and slippers for each of the girls.
This year our new nightdresses and PJ’s will come from our friends at Faune. Their collection of transitional day to night pieces makes them perfect for a Christmas Eve Box.
Their timeless feel & vintage style nods to the traditional; their loose fit gives a sense of ease.
This will be the girls’ Christmas Eve outfit; and also, what they will wear on Christmas Day as they open and play with their presents; eat a leisurely lunch and sprawl out to watch the Christmas film.
We’ll pair these with new sheepskin Moccasins to fit growing feet; and pass ours down to younger cousins.
The Christmas Eve Box also contains hot chocolate for a soothing bedtime drink, (alongside something more medicinal for the adults) and a family film we can all enjoy. I add a new board game we can play on Boxing Day.
Starting the celebration in this way & dressing for the occasion, helps us relax into the festivities and enjoy, not just the day itself, but the low slow crescendo of Christmas.
We have joined forces with our lovely friends at @faune to offer a special festive discount to anyone wanting to put together a Christmas Eve Box for the children in their lives.
The Small Home is offering 10% off all our children’s moccasins and boots.
The Small Home discount code is: CHRISTMASEVE
FAUNE are offering 10% across their FAUNE CHILD range
The FAUNE discount code is: CHRISTMASEVE
This offer runs from 10am Friday 17th Dec to Midnight on Sunday 19th Dec.