Stocking filler ideas – #Blogmas Day 9

Christmas is right around the corner now! I can hardly wait. We always have stockings in our home. I love the idea of being grateful for receiving a bag full of little treats. As my daughter grows up I want her to appreciate these gifts just the same as the larger items that Father Christmas will bring. I have recently been trying to gain stocking filler ideas myself, now that I have a daughter. I’m aiming for a mixture of traditional and more modern ideas.

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Favourite Christmas adverts – #Blogmas Day 8

Christmas time… A time for companies to make you feel sentimental to extract cash from you! That is how it feels sometimes anyway! With some companies spending more than £5,000,000 on their advertising just for Christmas it is obvious that Christmas means big money. Despite knowing this, and understanding why Christmas adverts exist, I still love a good advert! Today I am sharing with you my favourite Christmas adverts.

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Missing Christmas cards – what is the true cost?

*Collaborative post* Well Christmas is rapidly approaching. I’ve got my presents wrapped and my Christmas cards wrote – now I just need to get them posted. I love being able to let people know that we are thinking of them at this time of year. We’ve had personalised Christmas cards made, with a photograph of Daisy visiting the main man himself – Santaaaaa! We are going to be sending them to our immediate family, plus grandparents and a few of our friends.

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Secret Santa gift ideas – #Blogmas Day 7

Time is ticking and soon Secret Santa will be upon us! Because I am self-employed I have the choice now whether I participate. I tend to take part in a Secret Santa over on The Money Shed. I’m mostly doing this because I like to receive a little surprise gift – I won’t lie! I also enjoy having someone that I am buying a surprise gift for. Secret Santa isn’t for everyone and today I am going to talk about two different ways to deal with Secret Santa.

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Christmas events in Harlow – #Blogmas Day 6

I probably haven’t made a secret of the fact that I live in Harlow, Essex. I blog quite openly about my life. My social media has photographs of myself, and my family. On occasion I have had people message me to say that they also live in Harlow, or that they saw me in the supermarket.

The town that I live in is quite large, and as such there is usually something going on. Today I want to take a moment to talk to you about Christmas events in Harlow. I’ve got a daughter now and so I am looking forward to spending time taking her to different Christmas events in Harlow as she gets older.

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