Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house … the family were snuggling up in their fabulous new matching Christmas pyjamas.
The stockings are hanging up, Santa is on his way and for once the littlies are eager to get to bed early. What could be more special than the excitement that Christmas Eve brings?
One of the newer traditions families have adopted in recent years is the Christmas Eve box - whereby the elves leave a little parcel of treats for each child before bedtime in readiness for the big day.
There can’t be anything more thrilling for a child than the tinkle of a magic bell and the appearance of a special Christmas Eve box next to the Christmas tree or in their bedroom.
So what can you put in your child’s Christmas Eve box?
We have a few ideas you can pick and choose from…
- Of course, Christmas pyjamas are a must and a staple of any Christmas Eve box. Even better are matching family pyjamas for mum, dad and the kids! Great & Small’s ranges of matching sleepwear for the whole family is perfect.
- A little box of porridge oats mixed with edible glitter that youngsters can scatter on the driveway or the front step. Essential to sustain Rudolph and the guys on their round-the-world flight.
- A sachet of hot chocolate and a handful of marshmallows with a special Christmassy mug, for a yummy Christmas Eve treat.
- A Christmas story book to snuggle up with. Our friends at Elf for Christmas have two magical books to choose from; Elf’s First Adventure, or the new personalised book, The Christmas Muddle. Find them both here.
- A festive DVD to watch together. There are so many to choose from – including classics like The Snowman, Home Alone, Santa Claus the Movie, or – our personal favourite – Elf!
- A personalised bauble to hang on the tree.
- A letter from Santa reminding your little ones to get an early night and wishing them the merriest of Christmases.
Choose the matching Christmas pyjamas that will suit your family
Great & Small matching sleepwear comes in four contemporary styles:
Elf for Christmas – What could be more perfect for Christmas Eve? Our collaboration with Elf for Christmas brings you something really special, direct from the North Pole! There’s even an adorable poem on the back:
"Whilst tucked up in bed, snuggling down to sleep,
Please listen for the pitter patter of tiny Elf feet.
If you are lucky, you might just see a magical pyjama Elf under your tree.
Elves make pyjamas for all girls and boys,
To wear while they are dreaming of magical toys."
Our children’s Elf for Christmas pjs are even available in a readymade Christmas Eve Box bundle, complete with Christmas story book Elf’s First Adventure. Job done.
Bear Hugs – In a classic combo of vintage blue and white, our ever-popular Bear Hugs pyjamas come in Mama Bear, Papa Bear and Cub designs. All in the softest peach-finish fabric.
Fox Tales – with matching adult and children’s designs in orange and crisp white featuring inspirational quotes: “Dream big little fox” and “Life is a great adventure”, our quirky Fox Tales pyjamas are seriously cute.
Nuts About You – “From little acorns … Grow great oaks”. Squirrels, acorns and our signature quirky vibe combine to create these adorable matching family pyjamas.
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!