Welcome to Day three of the Four Day Pre-Christmas giveaway. Day one was Get The Juice juice pack, day two a Yonanas frozen dessert maker, and day four is coming soon. I was hoping for tomorrow, but Australia Post dashed that hope.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..
Literally everywhere you go.
Upon writing this, I have just returned from a rather masochistic trip to our local shopping centre, where the queues were long, the music Christmasy and the sales bountiful.
And then, upon finally breaking free of consumerisms clutches, I was left waiting in the middle of the road for the annual Motorbike Fun Run. All whilst the clouds loom dark and stormy, which in Darwin, is the epitome of Christmas weather.
I guess Advent is in full swing.
Now, being the first of December, like many others, we put our tree up this morning, with much fun, hilarity, and only a few tears.
Someone wrote a post the other day (sorry, can’t remember who) about Christmas traditions, and how did they change. As our family has grown and developed its own flavour, most of the things from my childhood have been left behind, but there is one thing I hold dear.
Presents, under the tree.
We always had them.
It was beyond exciting to see the tree be put up, and then the presents slowly start to be placed underneath, growing into a huge, massive pile by Christmas morn. I never believed in Santa as a kid, so there was no need to wait to place them and prolong the belief. It was just a pile of almost constantly (in my child’s mind) growing gifts.
And I love gifts.
Of course as I got older I got a little wiser, and then Mum had to stop putting my presents under the tree, because I would always guess them. It was frustrating and exciting at once. I missed knowing there were things for me, (and the mind puzzle of wondering what they were), but was thrilled to actually get a surprise.
So far, in Christmas’ past, my offspring have not shown that super detective skill. But this year, I’m not sure.
I’m not so worried about Taylah; as gorgeous as she is, she is the epitome of a ditzy blonde. I could probably still buy her presents in front of her now, like I did when she was little.
Bridie is a different kettle of fish. She is very, very cluey. And whilst I’m not a hundred percent sure she could work out her presents based on size, shape, and the secretive shake, if she and Taylah were to join forces, I’m fairly certain the surprise would be lost.
Thankfuly for me, Stuck On You have created the perfect solution.
These gorgeous personalised bags probably won’t fit all their Christmas gifts, but they will definitely disguise the easier to guess ones.
Plus they keep the area under the tree neater and tidier, and make moving things to clean so much easier.
Best of all, to showcase their Christmas cheer, Stuck on You is offering one lucky reader a $50 gift voucher, to get their own personalised Christmas goodies.
All you have to do is visit their website, and tell me, what would you like for Christmas.
This competition will be ending Wednesday, as the others are, to allow delivery time before Christmas.