Thursday, 10 November 2011

8 Christmas things to do!

A man wearing a top hat rides the traditional carousel set up in Hyde Park on the first day of the 'Winter Wonderland' experience on November 22, 2008 in London, England. The annual 'Winter Wonderland' festive attraction in Hyde Park features an ice rink, German market, fairground rides and a ferris wheel.

Lets get into the Christmas-sy mood! Its nearly December so here is my first list of Christmas things to do!

Fill a shoe box with Samaritans purse
It has become a yearly tradition for me and my mum to fill a shoe box (or two) for Samaritans purse. The charity send the shoe box of gifts to children in 3rd world countries. You are advised to pack a tooth brush, tooth paste, a bar of soap and a small toy along with sweets and maybe stationary.
@ Gulliver's world

Do some crafts

Try to make some gifts and decorations this year! You could make Christmas crackers, Sew some bunting or make a snow globe. If you want to make a gift why not put ingredients for ginger bread men or brownies in a box with instructions, make a frame and draw a picture to go inside or decorate a jar turning it into a tea light holder!

Sing up some joy

Why not go carolling, watch a carolling service or just listen to some carols on-line singing along. Everybody loves carolling and you could combine carolling with fundraising by getting a collection bucket.

Watch a light switch on
Why not go to a local light switch on. I am going to one in Manchester tonight. Where is your local light switch on.

Have a merry day out
Have a day some where. Your local Christmas market or a local theme park that is having a 'Christmas land' Gulliver's world in Warrington has a huge grotto with moving animals 'best in UK', Christmas cookie making with Mrs. Claus, train rides, the usual rides, Elf School, Fake snow and a pantomime. Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park London is also back with Zippos circus, Rides, an ice rink and more. Or you could go to a local reindeer farm!

Go on a walk!
Go on a winter wildlife walk spotting robins and Christmas trees.

Cook some spirit
The Greatest Journey
Samaritans purse children
Make a gingerbread house, a Yule log or Santa cookies.

Spread the love
We like to wrap up things such as socks, gloves and home-made Xmas cake and give it to the homeless around Manchester. The joy you create is amazing.

Have a happy November/December

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