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Festive traditions

Now that Christmas is just ten sleeps away, the excitement is certainly building here at Forever’s Head Office! We’ve well and truly decked the halls of the manor and we’re wearing our favourite Christmas jumpers in the office today to get everyone in the party mood. Read on to find out what other festive traditions our Head Office staff like to do year in, year out to keep the spirit of Christmas alive…

“My family and I love Christmas crackers! We open about 200 on Christmas Day and read all of the jokes and swap the little gifts between ourselves.” – Alice Powell, Compliance Advisor

“Our Christmas tradition is eating eggs royale and bucks fizz to start Christmas Day off in the right way.” – Sandra Galligan, Front of House and HR Assistant

“For me the festivities start when I put the tree up the week before Christmas, with lots of festive scented candles burning, Michael Bublé’s Christmas album playing and a glass (or two) of mulled wine! I use the same decorations on the tree every year but usually buy one new one each year to add to the collection. I always have a Christmas Eve get-together with some friends, and it’s usually a lunchtime curry. This year though, it’s a Christmas Eve breakfast gathering and I’m hosting – no pressure!” – Helen Shawcross, Events and Training Coordinator

“I love having family from all over the country coming together and seeing cousins who I haven’t seen in years.” – Virgyl Sowah, Video and Digital Content Executive

“To get me in the Christmas spirit, I always attend the Good Food Show in Birmingham to get some festive treats and then head on to the Frankfurt Christmas Market for glühwein and Christmas songs.” – Elizabeth Allcock, Digital Content Editor

“On Christmas Day we all must play one board game together as a whole family (10-15 of us in total) and see it through to the end. It’s normally Monopoly and we always play it after our Christmas meal. The game normally continues through to the early hours of Boxing Day.” – Gurdeep Sahota, Digital Marketing Executive

“I go to the pantomime with my whole family every year without fail.” – Vanessa Williams, Graphic Designer

“Just a few days before Christmas we invite lifelong friends over for mince pies and mulled wine.” – Kate Hodge, Editor and Copywriter

“My perfect Christmas Eve is going home to Scotland as my parents still live in the Victorian house I was brought up in – it is such a Christmassy house with open fires and a huge Christmas tree. We go to the Christingle service on Christmas Eve, which hasn’t changed much from when I was I child, and it is a lovely feeling going back there as a father. We then go home for mince pies, wine and Love Actually – perfect! – Stuart Kennedy, Head of Compliance & Regulatory

“I have a very odd family tradition! My Dad’s family is all from Leicester, and there is a tradition to eat pork pie for breakfast! Melton Mowbray is ‘home of the pork pie’ – a strange one, but we do keep this one running!” – Sarah Turlington, Business Owner Support Administrator

Let us know what your Christmas traditions consist of by posting in the comments section below.

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