The big day is only a few shopping days away (!) and throughout the t’internet, I am hearing folk say that they are just not feeling Christmassy yet! Fear not, Truly Madly Kids is here to get you in the festive mood, with our 21 ways to feel festive

Make It:

1. Get crafting a festive wreath, put on the Michael Buble and craft!
2. This has gone down a storm on the blog, make your own upcycled Christmas decoration from a tomato puree tube (seriously, and it looks fab!)
Christmas decoration
3. Make yourself a Twiglet Reindeer, every home needs one
4. The easiest of decorations, but, oh so gorgeous, are Vix’s clay decorations

Christmas Decorations
5. The PTA at my children’s school recently made these fabulous snowflake decorations. They looks amazing, yet they are actually very simple to make. The lovely Julia at RainbeauBelle gives a great tutorial

6. Get the kids making lovely Rudolph Hot Chocolate for their friends. I recently made these with my daughter’s classmates for the Christmas fair and they loved it, and we sold out within in an hour.

reindeer hot chocolate

Eat it:

7. Tis the season to be merry and what better way then making some lovely homemade gifts, and Nat’s chocolate bark is top of my list
8. We don’t all like Christmas cake, and Vix’s family are included. Therefore, Vix took matters into her own hands and made the BIG FAT SANTA CAKE! Truly fantastic.
Santa Christmas Cake
9. Get the house smelling really Christmassy, and make sure you cook Vix’s Christmas ham
10. And there is nothing like Gingerbread at Christmas
11. Melissa’s festive chocolate brownies are ideal to have with a cuppa and a Christmas film
12. Nat picked up some great festive recipes from The River Cottage including brining meat and bresaola.
River Cottage HQ

Buy it:

13. There is always time to ‘reclaim’ Christmas, check out your local charity shops and electronic swap shops.
14. Be like Melissa, and have an Un Christmas

UnChristmas 2

Read it:

15. Rosie’s (TMK Skye) husband , Woody, wrote a fab Christmas tale.

16. Dogs love Christmas too, but there are also a few hazards for them too …


Picture courtesy of Penny Hardie Photography

17. We love making traditions, read the TMK team’s different traditions
18. Ever wondered what Christmas is like if you live in a castle? Read on …
19. Rosie is asking for sibling PEACE at Christmas!



20. Lapland UK is the most fabulously festive treat


21. And if you are visiting London, try out Megan’s walking route to see some of the fabulous lights and decorations

I hope this makes you feel a little more festive and a happy Christmas!


Fowey Hall Reindeer