Have you heard of a Christmas Eve box? This has become a new concept to me. So how does it work? According to House Beautiful:
A Christmas Eve Box, typically given to children on 24th December to ease the excitement ahead of the big day, can be filled with festive goodies (as little or as much as you wish).
According to research conducted by Hobbycraft, searches for Christmas Eve boxes increased by 69 per cent last year compared to the year before — and they’re showing no sign of slowing down.
Christmas Eve boxes vary in size, price and material. You could also easily make your own, depending on how much spare time you have and how creative you wish to get! Click here for a step-by-step DIY tutorial. For the ones you can buy, some come pre-filled with goodies, but mainly you buy an empty box (with a stylish, decorative design) and fill it with gifts separately. And it doesn’t even have to be a box! You can now buy Christmas Eve bags (like a sack) or even Christmas Eve crates or chests.
There are so many fun and creative ideas on what to include in your Christmas Eve box. This is a great idea for kids as well as adults.
- a small toy
- Hallmark ornaments
- a book
- Christmas coloring book
- hot chocolate mix
- cookie decorating kit
- a handwritten letter
- Christmas books
- a Christmas blanket
- candy canes
- some reindeer food. Here’s a homemade recipe
- The Target Bullseye section is also a good source of box fillers