Francis’s key hosting tips
Always have a few extra small gifts because you never know... It could be a little hand cream or bar of soap, and unisex. For youngsters, I always have nice books.
Make sure your guest room is well stocked. Have water and secondly a little flower. It doesn’t have to be a bouquet but it’s nice that someone took the care to do it. A nice soap is essential, and so are fluffy towels.
Involve children and make them part of the Christmas scene by letting them help with decorations.
Have thank-you cards so that children learn to say thank you. If Granny gets them a teddy bear, they then write a little thank-you note.
A small gesture can mean a lot to a person. If you know one of your neighbours is on her own, invite her in.