The girls and I love crafts, especially at Christmas time so we were all excited when Ladbrokes sent us some lovely crafty items to make a stocking and some Christmas crackers as part of their Deck the Halls campaign.
We especially loved the stamping kits and the red spotty ribbon and bows for decorating the crackers with!
Unfortunately, the girls didn’t get chance to help me make them, what with the hectic days over Christmas, then spending this week and the new year in Derbyshire with family. Don’t worry though, I’ve saved them some crackers to make for next year and I’m going to use them as one of our advent activities.
They’ll love filling them with gifts for one of their friends
As well as all the crafting goodies, I also received a voucher for John Lewis. My first thought was to buy more Christmas presents for the kids but Ant and his mum had said I’d bought them too much already so I opted to treat myself for a change and bought some gorgeous things for our new kitchen; (we’re moving house in the next couple of weeks) I have to admit to being totally excited when they arrived!
I bought some ceramic measuring mugs, a tiny butter dish that I did actually think was a proper sized one, (that’ll teach me to read the whole of the description!) but is still totally lovely, a beautiful ceramic cheese board and an old style tin of hot chocolate.
I can’t wait to get them put on display in our new kitchen but until then, I’ll just keep gazing at them lovingly!
Disclaimer: I was sent the craft goods and John Lewis voucher in return for featuring Ladbrokes in this post.