Even though growing up in a warm southern hemisphere country meant that Christmas time was at the high of summer and the concept of a white Christmas was something that never really featured. Although having a Welsh mother meant there was always a distant British influence in all our holiday celebrations . We always read the Snowman in the run up to the big day, we filled our home with the smell of a huge real Fir Tree and hung wreaths and ate Hazelnuts. We indulged in show from Wallace and Grommet and the BFG and had traditional carols playing continuously on the HiFi and despite the often 30+ degree weather we would craft paper snowflakes to hang up along with some mistletoe.
The snowman has been as much apart of my childhood Christmas experience than any others despite the thousands of miles distance from the UK and this story will always have a place in my heart. So when I was asked to take part in The Snowman and Snowdog Christmas Blog tour we couldn't wait to get creative and bring this beautiful story into our home in the run up to the festive period.
We were sent a little craft pack including a Paint your own snowdog and my eldest absolutely loved decorating his over breakfast one morning. He come up with this little colourful interpretation of the Snow Dog and it now sits proudly on our mantle piece. This year the people at Penguin Random house worked alongside Wild in Art to deliver two public art trails in Brighton and Newcastle and are encouraging others to get creative and pick up their own Snowdog to paint and decorate from Wild in Art.
We also had a few more treats including a big snowman snow globe which we love, especially because it's so nice and simple. no flashing lights just the magic of shaking and taking it all in. Is there really anything more festive than snow globes - perhaps I love them more than others as we never had snow in Cape Town.
This blog post is part of a Christmas blog tour and the next blogger up is Culture Baby so do go and check out their post. I am also doing a little giveaway below so enter to be in chance of winning some amazing Snowman goodies.
I also have a little pack of Snowman and Snowdog goodies worth more than £25 to giveaway to one of my lucky readers. The pack includes The Snowman Book and CD, The Snowman and The Snowdog wooden Dominoes, The Snowman and Snowdog Chocolate Muffin Kit, The Snowman and the Snowdog Gingerbread biscuit kit and a Thorntons Snowman white chocolate. The giveaway ends on the 7th Dec 2016