About us Blogs SWLT #ItsYourOutdoors Advent Calendar In the lead up to Christmas, try these activities to get into the festive spirit with your friends and families. If one day doesn't work for you, mix it up! Wrap up in coats, scarves, hats and gloves and go out for a frosty walk Make a Christmas table or tree decoration using items you found along the way Make your own Christmas cards Try your hand at festive baking – mince pies, chocolate log or gingerbread men (you could even hold your own bake off!) Make a Christmas wreath using foliage, pine cones and dried orange slices. We're also holding some wreath-making events in December Decorate the inside of a window with a festive scene for your neighbours to enjoy Try some wintery photography Decorate the outside of clean, empty jam jars to make festive tea light holders – use felt tip pens, coloured paper or see-through chocolate wrappers Make your own snowman Christmas tree topper using cotton wool, a cardboard tube, scraps of fabric and spare buttons On Friday 10 December, dig out your best festive outfit for Christmas Jumper Day Send a Christmas card to a neighbour who lives alone Get crafty and make some homemade decorations – cut patterns into folded squares of paper to make snowflakes or cut old wrapping paper into strips to make festive paper chains Listen to your favourite Christmas song LOUD, and sing and dance along – “all I want for Christmas is yooooou!” See how many robins you can spot in your garden or local park Re-gift unwanted food or presents to a local food bank or gift appeal Go on a night time walk and look at the twinkly lights on your neighbours’ houses or trees Read a book with a steaming cup of tea e.g. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Watch a frosty sunrise Invite a friend or neighbour round for a hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows Make a bird feeder and give a present your winged friends will appreciate Hold a festive scavenger hunt with chocolate coins or candy canes Sing some Christmas carols! Decorate a gingerbread house Snuggle under blankets on the sofa and watch your favourite Christmas film Share your photos using #ItsYourOutdoors Happy Christmas!