Can you picture it?
The Christmas songs playing from the television or radio, the Christmas decorations hanging merrily from the tree and - of course - the fireplace, complete with either a roaring fire from our Heat Logs or a comforting warmth from our Night Briquettes.
If, however, you haven’t got yourself quite ready for this truly magical night, never fear. We have a lovely Christmas Eve checklist on hand to help you get ready for Santa coming…
1. Christmas Lights
Whether you have them as part of your Christmas fireplace decor or somewhere else within your home, festive lights are crucial to capturing the atmosphere at this time of year.
If nothing else, there is something special about there being different lights on display in one’s home, but also consider the magic of the less-is-more approach, with small lights, perhaps a candle or two and your fireplace creating a truly Christmassy feeling.
2. Christmas Fireplace Garland
An often overlooked Christmas decoration, fireplace garlands - whether bought or made - can really set the tone for your festive season. Those garlands made from foliage and complete with red berries can especially add a rather rustic and traditional feel to your Christmas Eve.
3. Christmas Fire
Since we’re talking about the fireplace, we may as well discuss what you can do with it to keep warm this Christmas Eve (and, indeed, this whole winter). At Lekto, we have Hardwood Heat Logs, which creates a very high heat output and can last between 2-4 hours, while our Night Briquettes provide a slower burner for up to 8 hours, making them ideal for creating a toasty warmth all the way through until Christmas Day morning.
If, however, you have any children under a certain age, maybe wait until they’ve gone to bed (and are definitely asleep) before you start placing Night Briquettes on the fireplace. We don’t want anyone’s childhoods to be going up in smoke. Literally.
4. Something for Santa and his reindeer
Speaking of excited little children, here’s a bit of fun for them to take part in.
Place some mince pies or some cookies on a plate, as well as a glass of milk (or rum, as Santa seems to enjoy here at Lekto HQ) and, of course, some carrots for Rudolph and Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen (thanks, Google).
Just think of the amazed faces come Christmas morning and there is any empty glass, with a few crumbs left on the plate.
5. Christmas games and activities
If, like us, you’ve got all your presents wrapped and ready for the big day, there are some lush ways to spend the evening hours of Christmas Eve. Whether you are in the mood for some parlour games or just want to chill, we have a number of great Christmas blogs that will help to make the night before Christmas extra special…
An ideal way for tiring out any excited little people out, these games will make sure they get a good night’s sleep before the most wonderful time of the year.
If you’re looking for a more peaceful way to spend Christmas Eve, our list of engaging and enjoyable reads is here to enjoy and get lost in by a nice warm fire.
When it comes to Christmas Eve, it’s quite understandable for you to be looking for the easiest way to unwind and relax when the rush of Christmas shopping is done, but the wildness of Christmas Day is just a sleep away.
To ensure you and yours are as warm as possible this Christmas Eve, buy our Hardwood Heat Logs here.
To provide a slow warmth that will last until Christmas Day morning, buy our Night Briquettes here.