How to Make a Christmas Eve Box
Christmas is an exciting time for children to look forward to. Many families are creating the tradition of giving their children a Christmas Eve Box filled with festive gifts to enhance the magic and anticipation of Christmas Day, but also to encourage over-excited children to want to go to bed on Christmas Eve.
Giving a Christmas Eve Box is thought to have stemmed from the Germanic tradition of gift-giving on the 24th December, but it is becoming increasingly popular across the UK. If you’re wondering how to make a Christmas Eve Box and what sorts of things to put inside, we’ve put together some useful tips to make it hassle-free and something your children will love!
What box should I use for a Christmas Eve Box?
Firstly, to make a Christmas Eve Box you will need a box (it’s in the name!). This can be a ready-made box that is already decorated and can be purchased in shops or online, however you can be savvy with your spending and create your own by using an old shoe box, or any left over cardboard boxes you may have lying around!
If you’re making your own box, you can decorate it with festive wrapping paper, coloured tissue paper, stickers, glitter, or any other arts and crafts materials you wish to use.
What sort of things do you put in a Christmas Eve Box?
Inside your Christmas Eve Box you can include anything you like, but the aim is to get children feeling excited, sparking that wonder of Christmas in their imaginations, and to also cleverly encourage them to want to settle down at bedtime and go to sleep. Some ideas for what to put in a Christmas Eve Box are:
We hope these tips will inspire you to make your own Christmas Eve Box and bring even more magic and joy to the festivities for your family. These are just a few ideas for what to include in your Christmas Eve Box, but you can really make it your own and create your own wonderful family traditions that your children will remember for years to come!
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