The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Christmas Traditions

Jack Frost draws on windows,
The north wind tousles hair,
Elves working busily,
Christmas to prepare.

Christmas trees for trimming,
Tinsel sparkles there,
Children hanging baubles,
Excitement everywhere.

Carollers gather in the snow,
Singing to show they care,
Hot chocolate warms them up,
Church bells in the Square.

Santa on his gold-trimmed sleigh,
Flying through the air,
Gingerbread and a ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’
Mince pies and Christmas fare.

About the Writer

Fiona Halliday

Fiona has enjoyed and written poetry all her life. She has fond memories of family members sharing poems with her from a very early age. Fiona has taught in primary schools, across the age range, for the last twenty years and specialises in literacy. She loves language, learning and laughter. She also likes alliteration! When she isn’t teaching, reading or writing, Fiona enjoys playing the flute, spending time with her family and drinking copious amounts of tea!