I’ve been eyeing up the attic door for weeks now.
As soon as bonfire night is over, the countdown to Christmas begins…or perhaps I should say…the countdown to ‘an acceptable time to put the decorations up’ begins.
Ollie will be two and a half on Christmas Day. I thought last year was my “Best Christmas Ever”, seeing the look on his little face as he opened his gifts, the fascination with Santa and all the carols at church.
This year though, he’s old enough to really absorb and understand the magic, and of course it will be Rory’s first Christmas too.
I can’t wait to continue with some of our favourite traditions, but also come up with some new ones of our own. That’s one of the many great things about being a parent…you get to make the memories ❤️
So yeah, I’m pretty excited, and trying desperately to reign myself in, at least until December 1st.
I had the idea of decorating the boy’s bedroom for Christmas. When I was little my mum used to put a tinsel garland and some fairy lights in my room during December. I absolutely loved waking up each morning to the twinkly lights and splashes of red and gold. I remember all those little details so clearly, even the smell of that kitsch 80’s foil bunting. Remember that stuff? ❤️
As soon as I saw them I fell in love! So Delicate, so detailed, each little creature with it’s own personality. They arrive packaged in egg boxes and matchboxes; it’s the stuff of fairy tales.
The little girl inside me just wanted to examine them all and give each one a name. I knew Ollie would feel the same.
I figured since it wasn’t a traditional fir tree, and it’s not downstairs in the living area, we could absolutely get away with decorating Ollie and Rory’s Room before December…
So that’s what I did.
While Ollie was at nursery I created a magical winter wonderland in the corner of his bedroom.
As I put the finishing touches to the room in the low winter sun, I felt sooooo excited.
His reaction was the BEST, and a sign of things to come over the next month. We surprised him after his bath time when the room was all dark and twinkly…. it took his breath away! He pointed to every new addition “what’s that?!” “WOW Mummy!” It was like it all came to life in front of our eyes.
We had to wait a few days for the fairy to come and land on the tree, a little tradition from when I was growing up. Of course when she eventually arrived, she was a Mouse too!
Since then, we’ve been telling stories about his new woodland friends every night before kissing under the mistletoe.
The festive spirit has absolutely arrived in this house. And while we have a few more weeks to wait for the real trees and the mince pies, Ollie’s little world is already filled with the magic of Christmas!
Ollie is wearing:
Ski Bunny Robe
I’m proud to say that this post is sponsored by White Stuff who kindly gifted us the items to make Ollie and Rory’s bedroom extra special this Christmas.