Dec 5, 2016 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

We have one rule in our home at Christmas and that is to keep the magic alive – and yes we have three very boisterous boys and two very gorgeous dogs, so it is crazy but we have some simple rituals that really make Christmas time special for us.

Three very boisterous boys and two gorgeous dogs.

We have our famous gingerbread recipe that we bake every year, there’s always plenty of Christmas stories which are read as a family cuddled up on the couch and decorating the tree is done together – it’s become a highly anticipated and much loved event in our home.


Decorating the tree in M&S Crocodile Onesie

On Christmas Eve, our boys take great pride in preparing a plate for Father Christmas and his reindeer – there’s always a cookie, some carrots and a glass of milk, or depending on how Father Christmas is feeling…something a little bit stronger. For us it is also really important to consider people who are less fortunate, so you’ll always find a gift under our tree for people in need.


Lucy wearing Archive by Alexa

When it comes to dressing our home at Christmas time we have long turned to Marks & Spencer for traditional and high quality decorations. The boys and I love to choose new ornaments for the tree and this year we have added some classics that are sure to stay in our family for years to come including a collection of baubles – watch the video to spot a red nutcracker, gold pineapple, pink flying unicorn resin dog and traditional Santa on our tree.


Hanging the adorable Resin Dog Bauble

We also hung 12 stunning Red Glass Hollow Baubles (simply spectacular!) and 18 Clear Silver Baubles for a classic aesthetic and added a Snowflake Tree Topper. I couldn’t checkout without the adorable Mini Embroidered Pug Cushion (a must for all dog lovers) and some Extra Large Joyeux Noel Santa Bag’s for fuss free and stylish gift wrapping.


Christmas for me will always be about the tiny details and treasured traditions that combine to create memories to last a lifetime. From my family to yours, wishing you a very merry little Christmas, because it’s the little things that put the magic in Christmas.


Editors’ favourite – set of three trinket boxes

Marks and Spencer Shopping List

Lucy Wears: ARCHIVE BY ALEXA The Calverley Dress – click HERE to shop / M&S Collection Angular Pom Pom Mule Sandals – click HERE to shop

Ed Wears: Augmented Reality Santa Bear T-Shirt – click HERE to shop / Checked Pyjamas – click HERE to shop

Raph Wears: Augmented Reality Dinosaur T-Shirt – click HERE to shop / Pure Cotton Long Sleeve Emoji Pyjamas – click HERE to shop

Sonny Wears: Augmented Reality Aliens T-Shirt – click HERE to shop / Long Sleeve Crocodile Onesie – click HERE to shop

Christmas Decorations: Snowflake Tree Topper – click HERE to shop / Resin Fun Fairy Bauble – click HERE to shop / Gold Pineapple Bauble – sold out / 18 Clear and Silver Bauble – click HERE to shop / Pink Flying Unicorn Bauble – sold out / Red Nutcracker Bauble – sold out / Mini Embroidered Pug Cushion – click HERE to shop / Extra Large Joyeux Noel Santa Bag – sold out / Resin Dog Bauble – click HERE to shop / Traditional Resin Santa Bauble – sold out / Set of 3 Trinket Boxes – click HERE to shop (editors’ favourite!)

The Wrap Up

Marks & Spencer Presents Christmas

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