So it is the third and final insight into the Ghost of Christmas past (so to speak) as we meet Alexandra Moore who is a stylist with a real fresh and fun outlook on fashion. I asked Alex to take a step back in time and think about her childhood Christmas. As a mum to a young son, Alex is starting to think about the kind of Christmas she wants her son to remember.
What are your most vivid memories of Christmas as a child?
When I was really young I remember us always having a Christmas party at
home. Lots of decorations and the fake tree in the corner with the
tacky fairy on top, lots of music and family and friends having fun
What are your plans for Christmas this year?
We’re at home this year, it will be my 2 year olds first Christmas at
home and i’m really looking forward to decorating the tree with him.
We’re actually having 2 Christmas’s as my other halfs parents are down
the week before for a fake Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
My parents are coming over on real Christmas Day and obviously in true
tradition we’ll cook way too much. I’ve not been at home for Christmas
for 3 years, so i’m so excited about doing all the santa sack and
presents with my son at home.
What family Christmas tradition are you hoping to carry on from your
childhood for your own children?
I love being the hostess and having friends and family here, so I love
the idea of having Christmas Eve shindigs and all the kids getting
excited together about Father Christmas.
A more recent tradition with my nephews is the santa videos you tailor
to your child and I can’t wait to be able to do that for my son and see
his little face as Santa talks to him.
So with the development of modern technology and the ability to now speak to Santa online we find new traditions making their way into the lives of our children and balancing the old traditions that we want to bring through from our childhood. Whether you are digging out decorations that adorned your tree from your own childhood or making decorations with your children that will be brought out year after year from this day forth, we are constantly making memories, reliving memories and enjoying memories of what this time of year brings.
So take a step back. Breath in the mulled wine, reflect, switch off the phones and unplug for the next few days to enjoy and create new memories that may well be handed down by your children in years to come.
Merry Christmas from EsmeLoves.
Thank you for all your support in 2016
Looking forward to some wonderful developments in 2017