Last year a new tradition was started between me and my 2 sisters.
It was decided would exchange 24 gifts, one to be opened every morning counting down to 25th December.
All of the gifts are put inside a pillowcase of our own choosing.
When we were little we would place a pillowcase at the end of our bed on Christmas Eve, hoping for a visit from Father Christmas.
Last year I bought for my sister C and I only managed to record a couple of the things I gave her.
This year I'm (slightly) more organised and have managed to record all the ones I've bought for my sister T.
All apart from one that is. Along with the ones shown below is this book.
Our rules are simple.
Day one is an edible gift and then every fourth day after that is also a consumable gift.
It could be something such as a bar of chocolate or maybe a sachet of something warming to drink.
T's edible gifts are shown first.
I've given her some Christmas cake cases and a sponge mix as one of them so she'll have to do a bit of work before she gets something to eat that day!
Each item is to cost no more than £1. We keep an eye out all year round and slowly but surely they mount up.
T likes things with a moustache motif and so I was really pleased when I found the paper straws.
The shopper with the face on was one of the best bargains by far, it was 10p in Superdrug.
T opened the book marks yesterday and she text to say she liked them so much she was taking them into work to show her colleagues.
I was a bit unsure she would like these so I was really pleased with that reaction.
The festive patterned material all the gifts are placed for photographing purposes is her pillowcase, it's the one from the duvet set her son used to have on his bed each year when he was little.
Today she opened the heart patterned socks.
The bunting was my other great buy. It spells Celebrate when it's hung up and so can be used for different occasions.
I bought 3 sets, one for each sister and one for myself.
These were 10p each from Oxfam.
This is the gift she'll be opening on Christmas Eve.
It's my favourite of them all.
I did go over the £1 limit on this, but not by much.
She likes the Flower Fairies and I hope this will become a favourite for her to wear each Christmastime.