Blogmas | Memories of Christmas | Day 7


The Lead Up To Christmas - Getting the Argos catalogue out and circling everything I wanted for Christmas for Santa to buy me. I would sit there for hours, creasing every page with a Barbie on it and then make up a list for Father Christmas. I think this might be why I am so good at making lists...

Christmas Eve - My family like to go out for a meal or to the cinema on Christmas Eve. It's a nice way to get out and spend time together as a family and I always look back on this fondly. As soon as we are back home, there is usually some last minute wrapping to be done! This year will be the first year I spend away from home on Christmas Eve which I am felling rather nostalgic about as we have Pepper, our puppy to think about.

Christmas Morning -  I remember Santa's footprints on the carpet leading to the fireplace (definitely dad's work boot and a bit of talcum powder but a great idea!) and a half eaten carrot and mince pie which I once said smelt like reindeer - somebody must have had bad breath!

Waking everyone up at 5am to open the presents under the tree, then going back to bed for a few hours before stuffing yourself silly on chocolate for breakfast.

One year I got a toy post office which I think was my favourite present ever. I loved writing fake letters to people that didn't exist and counting fake money. The life skills that post office taught me were invaluable clearly!

My mum always fills a Christmas stocking with essentials like make-up wipes, cotton buds and other bits and bobs but she insists on putting in satsumas and the quality streets nobody likes in the bottom too - they go straight back in the fruit bowl/tin so I don't know why she bothers. Though, it wouldn't be Christmas without it!


Christmas Day -  I have a hugeee family which was always fun cramming everyone in to the same room at my grandparents house. We had to line planks of wood over chairs one year, there were that many of us, just so that everyone could squeeze in. When I was very young, the children would be sat on the sofa and ate off the coffee table as there wasn't enough space at the table which I find hilarious looking back on it. It was very humbling and I loved Christmas's like this when I was younger. Unfortunately, things have changed slightly as some family members have moved away or passed on but I will always cherish these memories.

This year I am splitting my time between my family in the day and my boyfriends family in the afternoon/evening. Mum has bought myself, her, my younger sister and dad matching pyjamas for when I visit on Christmas Day with my boyfriend and our puppy, Pepper. I have loved writing this post on my Christmas memories, what fond memories do you have from your younger years? 


Love Amber x

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  1. What a lovely post! I miss picking presents from the Argos catalogue!

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    1. Thank you Louise :) Me too!

      Love Amber x

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  2. This is such a sweet post idea! I used to love going through the Argos catalogue!!

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    1. Aw thank you Amy. Me too, I circled many items in the kid section!

      Love Amber x

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  3. I loved reading this and all your lovely Christmas memories, even without the photos your words really do paint a picture!

    Mermaidmoonchild
    Xo

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    1. Thank you Hayley, that's so kind of you to say.

      Love Amber x

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  4. This was such a lovely post! We actually have quite similar Christmas traditions aha!
    The Argos book was my favourite part!
    I'm having to split my time between my family and my boyfriends this year too, I actually find this quite difficult as I'm so used to spending Christmas with my parents at home!
    This is probably my favourite post of yours so far! x

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  5. I loved reading this!! I so miss sitting down with an Argos book to write out my Christmas list!

    Vikki | planetvikkiblog.wordpress.com

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  6. I can't believe I was the only one who didn't flick through the Argos catalogue... I used to choose what I wanted from everything my friends had!! I was that kid lol! We also had too many people over on Christmas Day every year and one time my dad had to build a table and we ate in the garage because it was the biggest room in the house! Everyone brought chairs round too, it was hilarious :D
    Eva xx
    https://styledbyeva.com

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  7. This is a great post! I love looking back on memories from the past and knowing that we are now part of creating those memories for my nieces and nephews!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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  8. Aw this is such a lovely post to read! I felt like i got to know you more I love it! Sitting down with an argos book was definitely my favourite part! x

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