In January, as I packed all the decorations away, I mentioned to my husband that we may need to re-stock on baubles this Christmas. Our collection had been decimated by the cat/ dog/ toddler/ clumsy, bauble-smashing mum.
Enter my Christmas Angel, Anna from Christmas Kingdom, an online one-stop shop filled with festive goodies.
She asked if I’d like to review the site. Best of all, Anna offered me a $50 voucher to give to an Oh Creative Day reader to spend at Christmas Kingdom.
Yay for Christmas cheer!
Anna also generously provided me with a $50 voucher.
So I put on my comfiest pyjamas, put the kids to bed and went Christmas shopping.
This was probably my favourite part because how hard is it to get out of the house with kids?!
(Plus I didn’t have to brush my hair or put any effort into looking presentable. Why is it that you always run into people you know at the shops where you are looking least presentable?)
I had to clear my busy TV-watching schedule to visit the Christmas Kingdom website.
Their range is huge. It took me an hour of browsing before I finalised my purchases.
Want to have a look in my shopping basket?
Here you go!
I ended up with 5 packs of baubles, adding about 60 baubles to our collection.
Lots of styles and designs to choose from, and a lot of the packs are heavily discounted.
In the above picture are a selection of baubles from this pack, this one and this one.
Each year we make our own tree.
to make something like this….
The main challenge I found in online bauble shopping is that I am really terrible at guess-timating the size of things.
So I actually didn’t realise those gold baubles were going to be so small. I should have really paid more attention in Maths class.
I’m also going to use some of the baubles to create a hanging decoration inspired by this…
I chose that lovely reindeer ribbon and started thinking about Christmas gift wrapping.
So five packs of baubles, three cookie cutters and 3 metres of ribbon came to $56.35.
Delivery was via courier and cost an extra $20. Everything arrived bubble-wrapped and intact.
Christmas Kingdom also operate a rewards point system which allow you to receive further discounts off future purchases.
Let the decorating begin!
Just leave a comment below telling us about your favourite Christmas tradition.
Make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!
Terms and Conditions
1. The prize is 1 voucher to spend online with Christmas Kingdom. Prize value $50.
Winner will be responsible for paying courier fees.
2. To be eligible, entrant must leave a comment on this blog post highlighting their favourite Christmas tradition.
3. My mum will choose her favourite response. (Her decision is final. Because she said so.)
4. The giveaway is open to Australian residents only.
5. The giveaway closes 10am AEST Saturday 28 November 2015.
6. The winner will be announced on the blog and notified via email.