Our Children’s Christmas Advent Calendar starts tomorrow. Each day they will find either games, activities, videos or music to entertain them on the lead up to Christmas. You can find the main advent calendar page link under pages in the right sidebar. The images that will be at the top of the page will take you to each days individual entry.

The lead up to Christmas is exciting for children and at a time when we are asking them if they have been “naughty or nice” the wait often means they are not always on their best behaviour. As parents it is a really busy time of year and it is hard to make the pre-Christmas build up fun for the kids. Finding them activities online can keep them amused when you are at home so I hope our Advent Calendar helps you.

Christmas outings can make it more special not only for them but for you too. I love seeing the delight on kid’s faces when they are visiting Santa or watching Christmas Light displays. I have been doing a lot of my Christmas shopping online over the last few years. Unless there are specials on gifts I want to buy I will finish off when the shopping centres are open at night just before Christmas.

This gives me more time to spend decorating the house with the kids, taking them out to see Christmas Lights, going to carol concerts etc and, as I did last Saturday, go for a visit to the Christmas Tree Farm. My son just loves talking to George the cockatoo, going on the wagon ride to look at the trees and having a sausage sizzle.

Cockatoo at Christmas Tree Farm

My compliments to Laurelle and Craig on the unusual decorations they have in their shop again this year. The trees around the farm buildings have grown so tall that they provide wonderful shade on a hot day and the tables and chairs are great for a rest.

If you live in the Melbourne area you can follow us onFacebook and Twitter where I will be posting about local events and activities. There is plenty of content for others too, with links to Christmas Decorating Ideas and other Christmas Articles.

Quote of the Day: “A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long-standing”