A lot of our family Christmas traditions have come from mine or Mr Frugal’s childhood and we’ve carried them on with our own children because of the memories they gave us when we were young. But we’ve also introduced a lot of our own traditions, some of which are only possible now because of the internet.
Christmas is all about family and we all love anything that helps make it that bit more magical – over the years we’ve found a few sites that we go back to year after year so I thought I’d share our favourite three ones with you:
NORAD Tracks Santa
We love tracking Santa on Christmas Eve and always have the computer in the kitchen set to this site from when he sets off from the North Pole around lunchtime until he gets close to the UK at bedtime. We don’t sit in front of it glued to the screen or anything but we do regularly check in on his progress to see where he is in the world. The site also has some great games and activities to do together in the run up to Christmas and never fails to get my two excited.
Portable North Pole
This website is AMAZING – it takes you two or three minutes to input your child’s details and preferences and upload a photo and then they get a personalised video from Santa. It’s such a great idea and it’s free which makes it even better!
Basically, you upload photos of your family and Jib Jab takes the heads and turns you all into elves (or other Christmas things) and makes a little video out of it which you can watch and share with others for free although there is an annual charge if you want to download it to keep. We did one before and I downloaded it (before they started charging) and it makes us laugh every time we watch it!
I’d love to hear about your favourite websites….
I’m linking this post to the Family Frolics linky which has been started in honour of a lovely blogger who passed away last year on the 14th December. Kerry’s life should be celebrated and what better way to do that is there than to have a one off version of her linky that was set up to celebrate everything about family life.