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It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Christmas Home photoshoot 
One morning Poppy woke up feeling festive and, full of excitement knowing it wasn't much longer to wait for father Christmas 
She decided to read her festive books to make time go quicker...
Once Poppy read all the books she heard a noise coming from outside...
With excitement, she jumped off the bed to investigate...
To Be Continued 
I hope you enjoyed our home photoshoot which was really easy and simple to put together. The Christmas sack I made for Poppy last year, the fairy lights are the same ones we used for our wedding decorations. The reindeer cushion is from pounland. All the other stuff is what I already had in the house like I said home Christmas shoots are far more easier and cheaper especially by just using my phone. 
Lots of love  Natasha  X 

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It's poppy's 3rd Christmas
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1- reindeer hand print Christmas cards 2- Christmas light display  3- send a letter to father Christmas   4- putting up the decorations  5-baking cookies 6- visit father Christmas  7- Christmas market  8- pantomime 9- kids Christmas party  10- decorate a ginger bread
11-make Christmas decorations
12- glitter playdough
13- matching Christmas eve pjs
14- christmas eve box
15- busy bee garden centre (Christmas world)
16- Christmas books
17- family themed photoshoot
18- Christmas movie night
19- elf on the shelf
20- hot chocolate bar

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