Magical Christmas ideas that won’t break the bank.

Christmas gets more expensive every year, but there are ways you can create Christmas magic or new traditions, without spending a fortune.

Christmas lights.

Why not go for a walk around to try and find the houses that have lots of Christmas lights outside? This can easily be turned into a fun game such as eye spy- who can spot the candy canes?

Christmas films.

This is a fab way of making memories with you little one. Turn on the Christmas tree lights and choose from a selection of Christmas films to get into the festive spirit. Make it even cosier by grabbing the duvet off the bed and make some hot chocolate.

Advent Story books.

When it comes to bedtime, why not choose a different Christmas story for you and your little one to read together? There are plenty of Christmas books to choose from, and children will love to pick which story to read that night

Make a North Pole breakfast.

Create a big of magic at the breakfast table, by making your own ‘North Pole’ breakfast. Asda have crumpets that are shaped like Christmas trees, or you could use fruit and pancakes to make festive faces. More ideas can be found here.

Elf on the Shelf.

Yes, it can be slightly annoying when you’re just going to bed, and you realised you haven’t moved the elf ready for the morning, but younger kids love this idea. You can pick an elf up from your local poundshop, and most of them have accessories too. If you are running out of fresh ideas for your elf, popculture.com have over 101 different ideas, and you can choose if he is a naughty or nice elf!

Christmas Entertainment.

There are lots of places you can take your little ones for some Christmas entertainment, without spending a fortune. Keep your eyes peeled for your towns Christmas light switch on or take your little one to visit Santa at a garden centre. If you’re not sure what events are happening near you, search through Facebook or Eventbrite for ideas.

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