Today I’m talking about that loveable pink pig, Peppa, and Christmas cheer. We’re taking part in Ladybird Books blog tour, celebrating their new title, Peppa’s Post.
Peppa and her friends are organising a festive pantomime and need to write bundles of letters to everyone in the village, so that people know where to come, what the programme is and who to look out for. It’s a lovely book, hardback and quite lengthy for a Peppa picture book, with little envelope flaps with notes and invites scattered throughout. Little Man loves it.
So as Peppa and friends have been busy writing letters, so will we on our blog tour. Last week I received a lovely letter from Amy at 2 Boys 1 Mum, and today I’ll be writing to Anna over at In the Playroom, who will then write to Clare at Emmy’s Mummy who’ll be posting to Kara at Chelsea Mamma – I’m looking forward to reading them all!
Merry Christmas! Hope all’s well in your house and things are starting to get under-way for the festivities?
This week will see us getting our Advent calendars out and welcoming back our elf to our home. The kids are both really looking forward to seeing him again! We’ll then be off to visit Santa next weekend and we’ll be putting up our tree and Christmas decorations then, too. From then on, it’ll be feeling very festive and we’ll no doubt be playing Christmas music, watching Elf and Arthur Christmas and doing a little wintry crafting.
One of my favourite traditions will come the weekend afterwards when we all go over to my mum’s house and meet up with my brother and his wife. Mum will have bought her tree and decorated it then, so the house will be smelling like the Christmases of my childhood, she’ll have prepared stockings filled with sweets for everyone and we will be watching it. The film that signals that Christmas is drawing near. The Muppet Christmas Carol. Muppet Christmas Carol Day is a highlight for me, every single year!
On the big day itself, I’ll be cooking Christmas dinner for the first time, and my mum will be joining us here. I’ve ordered the food and tried to make it all as easy as possible so that I can spend most of my time playing with the children rather than being stuck in the kitchen. We’ll then be having my in-laws round for tea, though who knows how hungry we’ll really be by then!
The presents have now all been bought, with just the wrapping left to do. My girl has asked for a Care Bear, a My Little Pony playset and a Princess Anna costume, whilst my son is asking for pretty much the entire Star Wars and Marvel ranges!
With Boo now 6 and Little Man now 3, they both understand what’s happening. For the first time in years we don’t have to think about fitting in nap-times, getting high chairs to the table and changing nappies. It’s the very first Christmas we’ll have in our own home as we’ve always visited family before. It should be a good one. I’m hoping it’ll be a good one.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas,
Love The Readings x
I do now have a copy of Peppa’s Post available to give away to one of my lucky readers. To be in with a chance of winning it, enter using the rafflecopter below letting me know your favourite Christmas tradition. The competition is open to UK residents only and closes at 12am 12th December 2015. Good luck!
Disclosure: We received a copy of the book FOC for the purposes is this post
81 thoughts on “Peppa’s Christmas Post Blog Tour”
Opening one gift on Christmas Eve, gets us all in the mood x
Decorating the tree and our home on the Sunday closed to Dec 1st! Yes, we did it yesterday!
Stocking up on Christmas PJs to wear throughout December! 🙂
Love xmas eve boxes we put the kids theatre tickets in them and give them to them in the afternoon for going then home dinner, pjs etc on and santa snacks out, reindeer dust and settle down with a wee xmas movie before bed x
Decorating the Christmas tree and making it really sparkle.
I love everything! Advent calendars, putting up the tree, we have an annual family girly shopping trip and get together too. I just love Christmas and all the fun it brings!
Making truffles for santa!
Bucks Fizz with breakfast!
decorating the tree and the house
Christmas cracker jokes around the table after dinner 🙂
Family movie night on Christmas Eve
Opening a present on Christmas eve 🙂
since my grandaughter has been born we track santa every year, then watch xmas film, with a hot chocolate, then put bits out for santa and bed early!
Mince pies in front of the fire
My family buy a small Surprise gift as well as main present. Surprise gift can be thoughtful, humorous, fun item etc.
ringing the bell on Christmas eve
My favourite is that we always open a present on Christmas Eve. 🙂
What’s your favourite Christmas tradition? . . . . . . a family effort decorating the tree
it’s my birthday Xmas Eve so always have a little birthday tea and invite the grand-kids
Getting up at 3am on Christmas morning, we always have even before the little ones were about. Make that most of that day.
Putting up the Christmas tree
Santa hat Sunday
Making a christmas cake and mince pies with my children.
Decorating the tree 🙂
Buying a new bauble for the tree every year
Leaving treats out for Father Christmas.
I love going to the pantomime
making new decorations each year with my boys
Each having a stocking to open on Christmas morning filled with little treats!
Decorating the tree and eating chocolates
Decorating the tree while we’re all singing Christmas songs
Having a whole day to decorate the house, with a takeaway at the end!
new pjs and a takeaway on Christmas eve x
putting up lights outside the house
Putting the tree up with the kids
It’s a relatively new one for me, Elf on A Shelf. Our little elf came back today. My daughter would love this book, if I’m not lucky enough to win one then I will definitely be buying one.
I love leaving the treats out for Santa the night before 🙂
Putting Christmas decs up what was my mums birthday x
Leaving out Mince Pies and Milk for Santa , and not forgetting the Reindeer food ! 🙂
Christmas eve boxes, we did it for the first time last year and we all loved it!
christmas eve pjs
Decorating the tree together! We listen to christmassy music, wear our xmas jumpers and have lovely snacks to eat 🙂
Getting up early on christmas day
Hanging out stockings for Santa
Putting up my Christmas tree, i have to have music and hot chocolate while i do it 😀
My family and friends has a great game where everybody buy lots of presents(mostly worth a pound) and wraps them in brown paper which get placed in the centre of the table. We then take turns rolling a dice. If you roll a 6 you take a present and start to form a pile (very amusing if someone can’t roll a 6)
Once all the presents have been taken one person sets a timer for unknown amount of time.
This time when you roll a 6 you take presents off other people (sibling rivalry is great here and can take the smug look off whoever got the most in round 1)
When the timer buzzes you keep what you have and then open to see what dodgy gift you were fighting over.
This is such q lovely giveaway thanks for the chance my daughters loveeees peppa x
Tracking Santa on Christmas Eve 🙂
All putting the decorations up 🙂
Decorating biscuits on Christmas eve for Santa xx
Christmas Eve we always have steak with all the trimmings
decorating the tree
Pulling crackers before dinner.
Decorating the tree is great fun.
The family gets together for a takeaway on xmas eve.
We visit the pantomime every year, and on Christmas Eve we go out driving looking for the best Christmas lights! Then we come home and watch a movie and prepare for Santa’s arrival!
It is a beauty of a prize love to win it
Watching Santa Clause the movie with our xmas PJs on, a mug of hot chocolate with marshallows in and the fire on. <3
All making the Christmas Cake together 🙂
Seeing the Christmas lights on Christmas eve
Chocolate and Xmas music for breakfast!
I love going to the college carol service on Christmas Eve
Leaving food out for Santa
Going to Midnight Mass
Definitely putting the tree up with my son and we always buy or make a new decoration for it every year
we always open presents after the lunch x
Hanging up the stockings on Christmas Eve & putting out the snacks for Father Christmas & Rudolph.
A snooze in the afternoon
Having lots of posh bubble and squeak on boxing with lots of apple sauce.
Putting up the Christmas tree!
We leave Santa a drink and cookies and a carrot for Rudolf on Christmas Eve.
we love making cookies for santa 🙂
we always follow the superstition to eat as many mince pies as possible through Christmas eve and christmas day (Not too many before our wonderful dinner though) , because the number you eat determines how much luck you will have in the next year.You musnt t cut them with a knife either but bite into them or you will cut your luck.! we bake loads and eat loads!!!
Watching Christmas movies with my children gets us right in the Christmassy mood.
Going to old friends houses, and making time to talk to people who you never seem to hear from during the year..
it has to be the christmas eve boxes! they get the children so excited
My eldest Daughter loves leaving a pillow case out for Santa to put her pressies in on Christmas Eve x
we all go out christmas eve for a family meal
Decorating the tree x
Our favourite tradition is getting the children to leave out gifts for Santa and his reindeer.
Playing board games after dinner x