Christmas Eve box

Christmas Eve Box

… an inexpensive, fun and meaningful family Christmas tradition

It’s the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except the children!

I am HUGE believer in family traditions, especially at Christmas time (my favourite time of year!) and this idea of a “Christmas Eve Box” flicks my switch ! I love it.

Creating a Christmas Eve Box adds a little extra excitement to Christmas Eve and is a beautiful tradition to start with your family. It’s not meant to be expensive or difficult but instead inexpensive, easy and filled with meaningful items that inspire family togetherness.

For example, here is a Christmas Eve Box filled with thoughtful, inexpensive items to create a special family Christmas tradition ….

Christmas Eve box
  • New Pyjamas
  • Slippers
  • Christmas Movie (eg A Muppet Christmas Carol)
  • Packet of Popcorn (to eat while you watch your Christmas movie)
  • Packet of Hot Chocolate (to drink while you watch your Christmas movie)
  • A Christmas mug
  • A Santa Hat (to wear while you watch your Christmas movie)
  • Christmas Book (to read before bedtime Christmas Eve. eg “Twas the Night Before Christmas”)
  • Letter from Santa (see our 30 November Blog for a template.. Free Santa Letter)
  • Biscuits (to leave out for Santa)
  • Carrot (to leave out for Rudolph)
  • … placed in a pretty and inexpensive gift box from a $2 store

And to make it even more affordable, some of these items can be packed away ready for next year’s Christmas Eve. (i.e. Pyjamas, mug, movie, book, santa hat, the box)

The kids especially will love this idea and as a mum, I love this beautiful way to inspire Christmas spirit and create precious childhood memories.

And if you don’t have children in your home, you can still create a “Christmas Eve Box for Couples”, (e.g. wine, chocolate, nuts, cheese & crackers, fun Christmas PJ’s, a special movie, a book…. etc)

If you are on your own, this can be a precious gift from yourself to yourself by including whatever you consider ‘special’.

For LOTS of different Christmas Eve Box ideas, have a quick look on our Pinterest page…

You might also like our other magical Christmas idea….

Santa Footprints:

Santa Letter:



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