Tis the season – everything is go, go, go at our house this Christmas. Letters to Santa have long since been sent (some lists were quite long this year), cookies have been made and the farmhouse looks like it belongs in Santa’s Grotto; not in rural Ireland.

The holidays are insanely busy, but also so much more enjoyable when you have little ones underfoot. The weeks leading up to Christmas are a rush of movies, hot chocolates, decorations, parties and shopping trips. While Christmas has become quite a material holiday, it still remains the most important time of year for family visits, hugs, chats and endless cups of tea.