Keep the Magic of Christmas Alive

Christmas is a wonderful, exciting and magical time for a child, however with all the hype and advertising in the lead up, it is easy for a child to become more focused on receiving the latest computer game or toy, rather than the true meaning of Chrismas. As parents there are many ways to create new traditions for your family to keep the magic of Christmas alive. With a little imagination and creativity, they won't cost an arm or a leg and will restore wonder and joy for you and your children.

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Christmas Budget and Money Saving Tips

Christmas is a magical time for children and parents, however it can also be very stressful for those on a limited budget. If you plan ahead, it is possible to enjoy the holiday season without breaking the budget and getting into debt. Start a high interest savings account and squirrel away as much as you can afford each week. You will be surprised how quickly it will grow. Clear out all your unwanted clothes, books, furniture, music and sporting equipment and list them online or hold a garage sale for some extra Christmas cash. 

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Family Christmas Movie Night!

Create a new tradition and plan a Christmas Movie night with your children, complete with tickets, popcorn and other movie snacks. A fun, inexpensive night your child will love. You can plan an early dinner and bath time to ensure they are not late to bed. Have your child make and colour the tickets themselves the day before, as well as ‘snack bar’ and ‘box office’ signs. Configure the room to resemble a theatre, even if it is as simple as bringing the chairs or couch closer to the screen.

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Christmas Eve Traditions and Ideas

Christmas Eve is approaching and your child is already over excited that Santa is coming to town and is definitely not going to be going to sleep early! Why not plan some fun, inexpensive activities which will create new traditions and treasured memories for your family - and will also wear them out and ensure they fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow, so you have a happy, well rested child on Christmas morning! The traditions you create with your child will be passed on to your grandchildren and enjoyed for many years to come.

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