It’s just over two weeks until Christmas, the tree is up, the advent calendars are out and I’m feeling all the festive vibes! I may have mentioned it once before, maybe a few times…but I love this time of year, and I mean I really love it.
So as you may have seen from one of my latest blogs this year we’re doing homemade Christmas! It’s lots of fun and we’re really enjoying all being creative together (keep your eye out for the next few blogs coming up!) So when I was sent ‘The little yellow Christmas activity book’ from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust I couldn’t wait to see what ideas they had in store.
If I’m honest I hadn’t even thought of how to fundraise around Christmas but this book has twelve very simple ideas on how to keep the festivity as well as raising some pennies for charity! A charity that as you all know, means so much to our little family.
So first things first I asked Parker what he’d like to do, mince pies, gingerbread house, there was so much to choose from! He decided on reindeer food. It was a winner. And it seemed easy to do with little one, with minimal effort – Perfect!
We went to the fabric shop in town, picked up a couple of meters of red cotton fabric, then headed to our local ‘tiger shop’ for ribbon and tags. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust also have a label for the bags online which I printed and stuck on each tag. Then off to the shop to get the birdseed, oats and the raisins, all friendly for the environment and yummy for the reindeers!
Parker loved spooning the ingredients onto the fabric and helping hold the bag whilst I tied the ribbon, it was so lovely and such an easy activity to share with him.