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Favourite Holiday Memories - in Collaboration with Man Crates

Ho! Ho! Hello Again!!

Today's post is in Collaboration with Man Crates! Now ladies, don't be put off all genders would love these crates - I know I would! They are a company that specialises in gifts for guys which get shipped in a wooden crate that needs opened with a crowbar! How cool does that sound, it makes it fun before it's even opened! Man Crates contacted me asking if I wanted to write up a blog post all about Christmas memories and nostalgia! Now that is right up my street as I am a memory hoarder, every little thing is so sentimental to me!

I was born in 1992 so Christmas for me wasn't Christmas without a few certain things, one of them being Home Alone! Now I know a lot of people love this film but honestly, I had to watch it over and over again! It was just what we did! My favourite Home Alone is Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York, everything from the music, the actors to signing uncle in the shower. When I watch it now it still brings back all those memories of sitting in my old living room, in my cosy pyjamas with my trusty cuddly toy dog Paws (which I have now passed down to April - see told you, everything is so sentimental I never want to get rid of anything).  

My dad and I also always put the tree up together - my older sister wasn't really interested in it which I secretly liked because it was a really nice bonding thing for me and him year after year. We had some decorations that came and went but there were a few that came out year after year and one of those was my Eeyore Snow globe that yes, I do still have! I'm not sure where my dad got it from but growing up My dad, my sister and I each had our favourite Winnie the Pooh character and mine was Eeyore. Now that I'm older and have my own house I have my own tree and decorations to put up but this will now become a tradition for my little family.

Now coming from a divorced family we always spent Christmas day with my Dad and his side of the family and Boxing Day was just like a second Christmas Day and we spent that with my Mum and her side of the family. So every boxing day that I can remember we went down to St. Andrews (which is just near Fife in Scotland) and after all the food was gone and the presents were opened we would always sit down and play games, but especially the game Sorry. I don't really know how to explain it but there's cards in the middle of the board and you have 5 pawns, the first person to get all pawns home wins! Sounds simple doesn't it? Well the cards tell you how many spaces to moves, but there's also cards that say, 'Start, by sending a pawn back'. So you get to start a new pawn and send someone else's pawn back to the beginning, hence the name, Sorry!

Man Crates have a wide range of different crates up for grabs and I especially like the look of their Snack Sensei (a crate full to the brim of different snacks) and their Old School Crate (which is full of all things nostalgia) so if that sounds like someone you'd like or know someone who would love to receive a crate head on over and take a look! 

'Till Next Time ...

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