Yes. I know. It’s August still. I am not about to let that dampen my Christmas cheer and so in the spirit of all things festive, I have decided to take part in Blogmas this year. For those of you wondering, Blogmas is this thing where bloggers go crazy and commit to posting a festive blog post every day of December. Obviously I will be trying to keep it as family friendly as possible with ideas for keeping the toddler entertained and how not to lose your mind after hearing Jingle Bells for the millionth time, but that doesn’t mean I wont have the odd random post.
The plan is to get as organised as possible as early as possible. As a family, we have a lot of stuff going on in the next few months so it will be vital for me to get as much content written as soon as I can. So naturally, my first thing to do was use my blogging bullet journal to brain storm post ideas. I need to make sure I have enough to post for at least twelve days (depending on decision about commitment) and so I came up with thirty post ideas. Even if I can commit to all thirty one days of December, that gives me enough content for the whole month with one extra post as a 2018 roundup or New Year kind of thing like I did at the beginning of this year. You can see that post here.
I’ve decided on twelve of my post ideas to share with you guys. Some of the posts I am really excited about, including one where I have already planned with my BFF’s who are fully supportive of my extra festive activities. So, without further adieu, here are my top twelve blog post ideas from my list which I have ordered with excitement levels in mind.
12. Christmas on a Budget.
Like my post (link) 1stbirthday on a budget, I aim to help my readers with some tips to keeping costs down over christmas.
11. Favourite Christmas Films
This is an obvious post really. I’ll be going through some of our favourite Christmas films some mainstream and some obscure.
10. Be Mindful this Christmas
A post about staying mindful during the most materialist holiday season. I aim to share ways to be grateful and how the gift of giving (not spending) can really help boost our happiness.
9. Festive Gluten Free Recipes
Seeing as Hubby has become gluten intolerant, I am planning to try out some simple alternatives to some of the most iconic Christmas Recipes.
8. A Bloggers Christmas Wishlist
A gift list for the blogger in your life.
7. Family Traditions to Start
As Zosia become older and more aware of the festive period, we are planning to create some new family traditions into our Christmas that will help her to be more mindful. I will be writing about different traditions that you can introduce to your family that will not mean spending more cash.
6. Tips for Shopping with a Toddler at Christmas
We all know that this festive period can bring the worst out in our kids. As a teacher, Santa is a great way to keep children in line. In this post I’ll be looking at ways to take out the stress of shopping with the toddler.
5. Christmas Eve Box for Zosia
As one of our new traditions this year, I will create a post about what will be in Zosia’s Christmas Eve box.
4. Christmas/Winter Themed Picture Books
This one is going to be awesome! I’ve been wanting to do a post on children’s picture books for some time but I can never chose a small selection. I always end with hundreds of shortlists. This will help me to create a small list (no more than 10) of my favourite Christmas and winter themed books.
3. Gift Ideas for Toddlers
For this post I will be looking into a range of gifts that we will be considering for toddler’s this year and I’ll be looking into some gender neutral/plastic free gifts too. I will be breaking it down into a few categories like I did for my (link) top 10 gifts for new mums post.
2. Santa’s Grotto Visit
We plan to visit a local Santa’s grotto again this year (possible more than one!) and I will be writing a review of it for this post.
1. Visit to Local Christmas Market
Having scheduled in a day with the girls, I will be having a blast at a local Christmas Market. Expect amazing pictures from Chloe Lee Photography of all things festive.
There are a few more ideas to work on too, but I cant spoil it all too much right. I plan to get started on writing the simple posts as soon as September and will have them ready, edited and scheduled by the middle of November, giving me plenty of time to get the rest done during December.
What are you most looking forward to this year? Any post ideas you would like to see from me? Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading,
Peace and Love