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Meeting The Snowman and the Snowdog

For me this Christmas is all about bringing the magic of the season alive for Luisa. It’s only December 1st and we’ve already seen her little face light up with such joy as we unwrap another little piece of festive cheer. She’s starting to get an sense of the routine and traditions and especially loves to tell anyone who’ll listen that Santa Claus is coming to her house – not yet, soon.

One of the lovely things about having a child to share Christmas with is that you get to relive so much of your own childhood and see it all through fresh eyes. This week we introduced Luisa to an old friend of mine The Snowman and he brought along his four legged friend, someone I wasn’t acquainted with, The Snowdog. 



Luisa, like myself, is a book worm so she has loved reading these classic stories with us. Even my Mum was roped into story time when she dropped us back home after art class, although seeing as it was her who kicked off the love of reading in our family I don’t think she minded at all. Luisa especially loves The Snowdog board book because she can read it independently without me wincing at the thought of her tearing a page!



I absolutely love the fact that you can get a personalised copy of The Snowman and The Snowdog, I think it makes an already beautiful story even more precious and something your family can cherish for years to come. Thorntons also have a range of personalised Snowman advent calendars which are gorgeous, I know Luisa can’t wait to east her first window later today.



Christmas is such a wonderful time for the whole family to spend time together but it can be quite hectic, this year we’re being careful to remember it’s important to slow down and enjoy the tiny moments. It can be tempting to schedule lots of exciting days out but some of the most precious memories are made on your sofa, cuddled up with a book and a little treat like hot chocolate.



The lovely folks at Penguin, who sent us these goodies to help kick start our advent fun, also sent a few grown up treats for me to enjoy. I absolutely love the Snowdog tree decoration, ours has sparkly red accents but there are lots of special designs to choose from. Luisa was really keen to hang this little guy on the tree but I think i’ll be moving him a little further up, out of harms way!



I’m so looking forward to the rest of December, making new traditions and sharing old ones with Luisa. She’s already requested that we bring her special Snowman toy to ballet tomorrow so I’m sure this is the start of a lifelong love of Raymond Briggs classic. Hurrah!



Have your family got any special traditions? If there’s an activity you always do in December or a book you love to read to get everyone in the Christmas spirit I’d love to hear about it.



My beautiful Christmas tree is the 5ft woodland pine, kindly gifted to us by Christmas Tree World



  1. 5th December 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Oh I love that you can get a personalised book! And the decoration is so adorable too. What lovely things to keep. I loved Christmas before kids so now I have them I go full out 🙂

  2. 5th December 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Ah, we all love the Snowman, and the Snowman and the Snowdog here (and Father Christmas). Definitely a tradition watching those each Christmas

  3. 5th December 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I loved the snowman as a child and I can’t wait to introduce my son to the same magic! I’m glad there’s a board book, I feel like I may have found the perfect book for our Christmas Eve box; Christmassy and toddler friendly!

  4. 5th December 2017 / 9:32 pm

    We are massive fans too, I just got the DVDs out of the Christmas box / so beautiful xx

  5. 5th December 2017 / 9:46 pm

    That personalized book is absolutely lovely – one of those things Luisa will be able to keep for years! I love that The Snowman is everywhere now, it always just reminds me of the Irn Bru advert and the little song in the advert x

  6. 5th December 2017 / 11:02 pm

    The Snowman and the Snowman and the Snowdog are part of our Christmas eve tradition. We love going to see the theatre version of it too although I didn’t get tickets this year.

  7. 6th December 2017 / 1:05 am

    Well isn’t that darling?! I love that Louisa’s a little book work like her Mum. G is much more interested in sitting with me and reading stories together, rather than just at bedtime, this would be a great one to share, it’s such a classic xx

  8. 6th December 2017 / 8:41 pm

    One of the best things about Christmas is the traditions. We started ours when the boys were little and they still insist on them even though they are no longer believers!

  9. 6th December 2017 / 10:45 pm

    How beautiful that you can get the book personalised now. I really love the snowdog, I think he is so cute. Our traditions have changed as the kids have got older but the thing that has stayed the same is family time. Mich x

  10. 7th December 2017 / 10:07 am

    We had to go back to The Snowman – the Snow Dog makes my little boy bawl now we have an actual dog! We have a personalised copy as well, they are so lovely, the picture looks just like him. They are a brilliant present.

  11. 7th December 2017 / 3:26 pm

    This is so lovely, I love the little decoration too!

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