How to Have a British Christmas in America!

As a British Expat, celebrating Christmas overseas just doesn’t feel like Christmas anymore.  I’ve spent every year doing the same British traditions and now I’m living somewhere that hasn’t different traditions, it’s not the Christmas I know and love!  The best I can do is to bring a few of my UK traditions to my US life!

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A Helpful Gift Guide for a Friend or Family Member Living Overseas

When I was living in England I found myself decorating my room with all my overseas travels.  Now I’m living in America, I can’t help but feel comfort in having little bits of ‘home’ surrounding me!  I also love receiving care packages from home.  Over the past couple of years, I’ve got used to coming up with gift ideas that are small/lightweight which are easy to fly with or send in the mail. Here are some ideas of gifts to send abroad with a focus on gifts for British expats!

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Visiting The Barcelona Christmas Market & Discovering Spanish Christmas Traditions!

Mention European Christmas Markets and the first things to come into your head are hot wine and sausages.  Spain, however, does things a little differently!  If you visit Barcelona in December, you’ll be able to experience their Christmas Market which is a little different from the traditional German style Christmas Markets, at the Barcelona Christmas Market there were no signs of food or drink anywhere!  Crazily enough, two of the most prominent items on sale revolved around…poop.  One of the traditions I’d actually love to continue in my own life, think Elf on the Shelf but Spanish style!

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