The festive season is upon us which usually means running last-minute errands and frantically wrapping up to-do lists right up until the night before Christmas. However, this past year’s events have made us all pause, reflect, and adjust our usual routines.
We owe it to ourselves to spend less time stressing and more time enjoying the magic this season brings. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up a few fun ways to get everyone in a festive spirit and enjoy quality time this Christmas Eve.
Deck the halls
First things first, put up the decorations! Make sure every family member has a stocking to hang above the fireplace. Yes, pets count as family, too. Don’t forget to add in a few fun treats and small gifts for stocking stuffers. You can also add festive flair to the tree by personalising a photo ornament for each individual in the household.
Curl up with a good book
A popular pastime is sitting around with friends and family and reminiscing over past Christmases. It’s even more fun when you have photos to look at! Why not create a custom photo book so all your merry memories are in one spot? We have a variety of sizes and styles to choose from, like hardcover, linen, leather, hardcover matt, and softcover books. You can fill your photo book with up to 150 pages of Christmas memories, add custom text, festive embellishments, backgrounds, and designs to make it one-of-a-kind.
Merry movie marathon
There’s nothing like a heart-warming film to get you into a festive mood. Luckily, a lot of channels and streaming services show Christmas films all month long. Sounds like the perfect time to make a big bowl of popcorn and cuddle up on the couch in your best PJs. Don’t forget those cosy blankets + cushions because it just might turn into a slumber party! Set the scene with some seasonal patterns like our simple sprig and simple pinecone cushions. We also have some festive blanket designs you might love! Try this gorgeous abstract brushstroke or the classic buffalo plaid monogram blanket which would look amazing in red or green.
Looking to start a new tradition this Christmas Eve? Why not make it a family game night! It’s the perfect time to break out the board games, puzzles, and playing cards. To make the night even more special, you can customise your deck of playing cards with a treasured family photo. Make sure you have plenty of snacks on hand so you can enjoy hours of fun together. Don’t forget the beverages, too! Since it’s cold outside, warm drinks like hot chocolate or mulled wine are always a welcome treat. You can even create a special mug for the occasion. Our Magic Mugs are perfect for hot beverages since they’re heat-sensitive. Once you add in your warm drink, the black mug reveals your photo underneath.
Don’t forget to leave something out for Father Christmas! You’ll want to make sure he stays fuelled for the big night. Leave out a custom mug of milk with a family photo, so he knows he’s at the right house. Dress up your plate of festive treats with a custom Christmas placemat for an extra-special touch. If you have a few favourite Christmas recipes, make sure you put them in a family cookbook to pass down to the next generation.
How does your family like to spend Christmas Eve? We’d love to see what fun traditions you celebrate! Make sure you tag us with @snapfishuk on Instagram or Facebook with your photos or use the hashtag #snapfishuk. You can also follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, too!