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Countdown box & Christmas cards - alice & amelia
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Countdown box & Christmas cards

This morning I gave Amelia her Christmas box which I wrote about here and she like any sane person went straight for the chocolate calendar! Then the main aim was to get everything out the box so she could get in it…duuh!! She did however really enjoy taking things out the box especially when she saw Curious George and Peppa Pig. Can’t wait to get using all these Christmas bits to get into the festive spirit! It really is a great way to kick of Christmas, cracking out the jumpers and pj’s but not the tree just yet…


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We also made some Christmas cards later today. I popped to Tesco and saw that these Christmas craft bits were reduced to clear so were super cheap. I wasn’t sure if we were going to make cards but when I saw all this stuff I couldn’t resist.


Went with the reindeer theme and did finger prints on one set of cards and a foot print on the other. This didn’t go swimmingly and there was paint EVERYWHERE!!! I turned my back for about ten seconds to wipe Amelia’s foot and she went straight into the paint dish and covered herself in it so it was emergency shower time. Seriously…paint EVERYWHERE!


I am actually really pleased with how they came out. I like that they look smart but home-made at the same time and that they include Amelia. She’s still too little to be cutting, sticking and drawing things so at least some foot and finger prints means that she can be a part of our first Christmas craft that all our lovely family and friends will receive (Sorry for the spoiler!)


Have you done home-made cards with your little ones before?

Thanks so much for reading!xx


  1. 1st December 2014 / 9:10 pm

    What a lovely idea the cards look fab. Great countdown box too! I am doing the kids a chrostmas eve box this has tempted me to give it to them earlier!! Xx

    • 1st December 2014 / 9:13 pm

      Thankyou!! I think I would maybe go to a Christmas Eve box as Amelia gets older but just wanted to make sure she gets full use of all the bits and bobs! Plus like you said don’t think I could have waited that long, hard enough to keep presents until Christmas Day! Xx

      • 2nd December 2014 / 7:34 am

        Haha I totally agree! Good choice giving it to her early while young. Xxx

  2. 1st December 2014 / 10:52 pm

    She’s just adorable, a girl after my own heart going for the chocolate first haha. I love the cars ideas, must do some crafts with indie! Xx

  3. 2nd December 2014 / 11:18 pm

    I might just have to steal your idea for the Xmas cards..love them!!! Hope to finally meet you on the 15th xx

    • 3rd December 2014 / 8:47 am

      Thanks! They were really easy so definitely give them a go!:) really looking forward to it xx

  4. 15th December 2014 / 1:00 pm

    Love the cards cute! The picture of her covered!! My worst nightmare Haha x

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