One of our favourite Christmas traditions is actually something that my children’s school arranges. It’s called the “Snowflake Shop”. Early in December the children bring home forms for up to 6 gifts, and gift tags to colour in. We send the completed form, gift tags and money (each gift costs a massive $1.50!) back to school with them and then the kids shop for Christmas gifts for our family. The gifts are wrapped at school, so we have no idea what we will be receiving from them on Christmas Day.

I absolutely love this tradition, the children are so excited to choose their gifts without any help from us, and I’m always surprised at the choices they make; they know us better than we know ourselves! The shop is run by a group of volunteer parents, so this post is dedicated to them to say thanks. Here are the presents the kids brought home yesterday, under their own special tree. I can’t wait for Christmas Day!

I still have these from the first Snowflake Shop my (now) 12-year old gave me when he was in Kindergarten!