18 How to Make a Christmas Eve Box

A Christmas Eve box is a relatively new tradition for us. I’m not even really sure where it came from. We’ve always done the Elf on a Shelf thing and for the last few years the Elf has delivered a Christmas Eve box to our house from Father Christmas. Christmas Eve boxes have grown in popularity over the years. Maybe people have always done them, or maybe they’re a new tradition borne from blogs, and social media! Whichever it is, I think they’re fab! Christmas Eve boxes are a Christmas make that’s here to stay!

So for this year, I’ve decided to organise a box for hubby and me, and make a Christmas Eve Box for Couples. Read on to find out what I’ve put in ours, and some other suggestions that I think would make a great addition! I think the idea of the Christmas Eve box is to give little ones something to tide them over until Christmas Day. Something that will help to calm their excitement and enthusiasm for not going to sleep or for waking up incredibly early. We’ve usually been quite lucky with the early morning wake ups, but the going to sleep on Christmas Eve is always a bit tricky.

We have a small personalised sack we use for ours, but in previous years we’ve used boxes we’ve decorated. You can buy special boxes, but if you have the time and inclination, it’s nice to decorate your own. There are so many different ways to decorate and fill a Christmas Eve box, so we’ve created a handy list of the best ideas around to help get you started. Fill with fun games, sweet treats and small gifts to give your family a taste of excitement before the big day!