A big thank you to everyone who took the time to tell me their favourite things about Christmas. The prize, in conjunction with Tesco, was £500 to put towards your own Christmas. There were over two thousand entries! Oh, my word.
It was a really hard decision as there were some fabulous entries. But, finally, here’s the lucky winner. Congratulations to Angela Lindsay, who gave us a really lovely snapshot of her family’s Christmas. Hope you have fun spending your prize money, Angela, and that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Merry Christmas. Carole : ) xx
I LOVE CHRISTMAS!
From being a little girl I have always loved Christmas. The anticipation and excitement, it’s only now that I fully appreciate how hard my mum and dad worked to make it special. My dad worked overtime to buy me an extra special gift. My parents may not have had stacks of money but they made it special and we were rich as we had each other.
Fifteen years ago this year I had my son on 22nd December, perfect for me a Christmas baby, who at 5 weeks early was in hospital for his first Christmas. This was different but absolutely perfect for one year!
As a family we have created our own happy memories and traditions.
For me Christmas starts in October as the first songs start to play in shops and Christmas novels hit the shelves in Tesco, I’m normally on my third by December – just to get me in the festive mood!
I get giddy when my local Tesco opens up the “Christmas aisle” (I’m sure they call it Seasonal but to me it’s the Christmas aisle). My husband laughs at me, my son rolls his eyes, well he is a teenager!
I love buying cards and presents for my family and friends, and since my son was little we’ve done a shoebox and supported the “Giving Tree” in Barnsley, where you buy a gift for the local women and children’s shelter. I’ve always tried to make my son aware that we may not have a lot but there are many who are less fortunate.
I love putting up the trees (not taking them down), to say I live in a terraced house and I have 4 trees I think you’ll get the picture just how much I love Christmas! The main tree for the living room didn’t look big in the garden centre but when we got it home we realised just how big it is, we laugh (well I do, my husband groans) every year when we start to put it together. Beautiful!!
I adore Christmas Eve, the anticipation and warm fuzzy feeling inside. The shops close and what’s done is done, brilliant! Curtains closed, naff TV on, and a mince pie and glass of milk out for the big man (I know, I know my son is nearly 15 but I love it!)
Christmas Day arrives and it is a day spent with my family, creating happy memories that will live on for a lifetime in my mind. Good food, good wine, and good memories! I may not have loads of money but I am still as rich as I was when I was a little girl because I have my family around me at Christmas and I wouldn’t swap it for the world!
I LOVE CHRISTMAS!