Christmas all wrapped up: A 2017 gift guide

Struggling for Christmas gift inspiration? Suzanne Baum rustles up her top pick of products on the market, making it a very merry time for all the family! FOOD FOR THOUGHT Christmas and food go hand in hand together but when it comes to gifting, you’ll be stuffed if you think about handing over a Turkey.…

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What is the traditional timescale for Christmas decorations?

Now the ‘big day’ is done for another year and we are looking ahead to the new year, some people will be taking down their Christmas decorations right about now, even though it is not the traditional ‘twelfth night’. According to the Church of England, the twelfth night is the night before Epiphany when the…

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The Christmas juggle

Lucy Fisk is a wife and mother of two who blogs at Tired From Whitstable. The Christmas juggle is an issue for many families each year, here is her take on it…. I have been discussing with friends about how some of us are having real issues arranging and prioritising Christmas particularly when children and…

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39 ways to have a simpler Christmas

75% of people agree Christmas is too commercialized and 46% of people say life is overcomplicated At our #SimplerChristmas Twitter conversation we shared tips and ideas on how to enjoy simple pleasures at Christmas. This conversation and prize draw was sponsored by Ikano Bank – the Swedish born bank that’s on a mission to making…

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Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas

Christmas is a great time to go to the theatre as a family. We sent Kate Davis Holmes, BritMums’ social media maven, and her family to review Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey — a production that broke records last year. This enchanting Christmas experience returns to four venues with a brand new adventure…

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It’s our Christmas Pinterest Takeover!

We love Christmas — the food, the crafts, the decorations, the crazy gifts that somebody somewhere ought to give us (because everybody needs a Chanel ballgown, right?). Plus it’s such an important family time, with messages of love, forgiveness, sharing, charity and fellowship. All of our excitement about the season just can’t be contained in…

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