Start the festivities early with a Christmas Eve box this year! It’s a great way to connect with family whether you’re spending Christmas together or apart. This special gift is the perfect way to create some Christmas magic without adding more stuff. It is based on the German tradition of opening gifts on Christmas Eve and is a good way to have some low-key fun before Christmas day. If you include items used in their bedtime routine it can also help the kids relax so that they don’t stay up so late waiting for Santa – giving you more time for any last minute wrapping!
It has been a lovely Holiday tradition to start with Leo that will change and grow as he changes and grows. This year, Leo’s box has Christmas pyjamas, cookie mixture, hot chocolate and the Night before Christmas book – perfect for a relaxed night in. He also has a special plate for Santa’s milk and cookies as well as reindeer food, can’t forget Rudolph!
The box can be as simple or as extravagant as you decide. Christmas Eve boxes are about small treats and wholesome activities for the family to enjoy and bond. This year, make sure to share these memories with your family and friends. We post pictures of Leo opening up his Christmas Eve box and relaxing in his new pjs on MySunshine for us to look back on and for our loved ones to enjoy.
You can use anything from a wrapped up old shoe box to a wooden crate! You can also make separate boxes for the kids or a family box full of activities and treats to enjoy together. Boxes are personalised to the recipient – there is no right or wrong way to do them! They are all about giving small but meaningful gifts. You can buy premade boxes if you don’t have the time to decorate one yourself, but if you do then there’s all sorts of fun stickers and stencils to make the box unique and personal to your child. There are even Christmas Eve box kits – create one specially for your children or get them involved with decorating their own.
What you could include in your own box:
Print out your own Christmas Eve Box checklist
About Alice | I did computer information systems at the University of Bath. While I was there I did a work placement in the technology division of an investment bank which is where I met Kieran. After university I returned to the investment bank in the technology division as a junior project manager. I have been in project management ever since, working in various different industries including law, insurance and finance firms. We then started MySunshine after Leo was born! I enjoy running (when I get the time!) and baking and cooking, especially with Leo.