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Make Theirs Magic 2021

Coping with grief at Christmas

We want all families to enjoy the festive season and create magical memories they treasure, but we can’t ignore that…

Katie’s story: How the Toy Appeal helped me

Generous individuals who donate to our Toy Appeal make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of children and…

Creating new Christmas traditions as a care leaver

For most of us the Christmas season is safe, reliable and built on the kind of traditions we celebrate in…

Why giving back this Christmas is a tradition worth starting

Our new  Make Theirs Magic Christmas calendar contains 31 ideas to kick-start new traditions this Christmas, as well as rekindle or revitalise existing ones. As we covered in an…

Managing money this Christmas

  We know that the pressure to have a “perfect” Christmas can cause many difficulties for families. Money worries are…

How to manage expectations of children at Christmas

No family is an island and children are exposed to a range of views about what Christmas should mean to…
Three sisters playing a board game at a table during Christmas

Why Family Action is focusing on Christmas traditions for families this year

It’s ironic, but this Christmas we’re doing something different by focusing on things that stay the same. We are exploring the comfort Christmas can…
Teenage girl looking at her phone and smiling. There are Christmas lights dimly

How to connect with teenagers this Christmas

When talking to families about their thoughts and feelings about the upcoming festive season, we spoke to a number of parents who were concerned about engaging their teenage children in…