Find out how you can win one of Ridley’s Retro Stockings by simply sharing your Christmas photographs using the hashtag #RidleysRetroXmas. You can also be in with a chance of winning a daily prize too.
As the countdown to Christmas has officially begun and children worldwide are becoming increasingly excited about the annual visit from Santa, Ridley’s have been getting very nostalgic about the wonderful Christmases they’ve enjoyed growing up.
Think space hoppers under the tree, harmonicas in stockings and battling your siblings the whole of Boxing Day on who had the best yo-yo tricks. Oh, can we have a time machine for Christmas?
So, in the spirit of a good old giveaway, out came those beloved family albums, where I’ve had an enormous amount of fun looking back on Christmases of past.
Here’s me as a young girl celebrating Christmas. This picture shows me looking incredibly excited on Christmas morning with my Mum, big sister Zoe and little sister Katie. It was always a very girlie Christmas in our house.
We always had and still do have the tradition of every Christmas morning standing at the top of the stairs and my mum would say Has anybody been? We would then charge down the stairs and find our huge pile of gifts and then the excitement really started.
My poor dad would spend most of the day assembling Barbie houses, scalextric tracks and bikes. In fact, everything we asked for as young girls seemed to need assembling or batteries.
Visiting Santa in his Grotto at Lewis’s department store was the highlight of my year and for some reason my mum used to make us get dressed up for the occasion. Here I am in my favourite grey velvet ‘Christmas dress’ with my little sister and a little younger visiting Santa’s grotto with my big sister.
Here are Some of my top Retro toys that Santa brought me:
- Care Bears
- My little ponies
- Barbie Camper van
- She-Ra Castle from He- man
- Nintendo Game and Watch – Ball edition ( juggling man)
- Bunty and Judy Annuals
- Cabbage Patch Kid
If you’d like to be in for the chance of winning a Christmas stocking filled to the brim with Ridley’s goodies head over to the Ridley’s Facebook page and share your retro Xmas photo.
There will also be daily prizes awarded from the 8th December onwards, which gives you an even better chance of winning!
Don’t forget you must like the Ridley’s Facebook Page to be entered into the draw.
There will also be a special U, me and the kids prize awarded by myself to one of my lucky readers who enter the #RidleysRetroXmas competition. This will be chosen from the Ridley’s FB Page… This will be done on the 20th December along with other prizes winners.
So take a trip down memory lane, get festive and have fun!
umeandthekids Lucky Winner is Lisa Clarkson, Congratulations
Terms & Conditions
1. Closing date is 20th December 2015. 2. This offer is only open to UK residents. 3. Only one entry per person. 4. The winner will be chosen at random. 5. No cash alternative is available. 6. We reserve the right to amend these competition rules at any time without prior notice. 7. In the event of a dispute with regard to a competition or its outcome, the decision of U, me and the kids & Ridley’s is final 8. Entrants must be over 18 years old. 9. All competition entries must be received by the closing date specified on the competition entry page. Any entries received after this date will be automatically disqualified.