Despite December being full of home comforts and joy, we (especially mothers) know much WE ARE doing to make Christmas happy, warm and merry.
Whatever your challenges and favourite joys, use the help of technology to enjoy Christmas to the full!
Let’s see what extra fun the latest FREE tech apps for iOS & Android can provide you with this Festive period.
1.Christmas Booth (iOS)
WHY USE? No need to buy or rent Christmas Costumes.. make a unique homemade Christmas Card (printable or just electronic) in just a few seconds! All you have to do here is FIND a photo or Make a selfie and choose one of the images the app gives you for free. You can still use the images that are available for free but if you want something more you will have to pay for the app.
If you want even more Christmas additions, the Santa Claus version is great! This app is fantastic to make a family Xmas Card Photo’s. Chose the festive accessories for your faces and … here we go!
2. Christmas Photo Frames (Android)
We found this app amazing – you can picture your photos in the Frozen style exactly like in a movie! This will sure get your young kids excited! Maybe even mum and Dad too?
3. Appy Christmas! (iOS)
Time for family, time for friends…so why not send these to friends & relatives! Say how much you love them with this funny app for voice messaging sure to have the family in giggles! We certainly laughed out loud trying it out so try and enjoy the fun! Also, it can keep your children entertained for a long time – perfect excuse for 5 minutes of FitMama or a well earned drink!
WHY USE? In case your little one doubts Santa and doesn’t catch the idea of being ‘good’ for Christmas, this app is sure to change their attitude to excitement! And maybe yours too…
1.A Call From Santa! (iOS)
We won’t reveal ALL the features of this app so you can be surprised by Santa’s attention to your little ones! However, you will receive a call from Santa, learn what he’s doing right now, check the weather forecast for the North Pole, to name but a few!
2.Santa voicemail (iOS)
We’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Santa via this app!
3.Personalised call from Santa (Android)
This app is amazing for your kids to help them look forward to Christmas! You can personalise Santa’s calls for your child and get unique messages from him! It’s a FREE app for a limited time so grab it now!
WHY USE? Creates unique moods of your choice for every day until Christmas. You can engage your children in choosing one for each day themselves. Our kids are in the queue and well-behaved!
1. Christmas Wallpapers (iOS)This app offers you FREE wallpapers regardless of your age, taste and mood. Street views, countryside snow, trees, table sets, food , shop windows, Christmas lights, Christmas quotes – any mood for any day! Choose your Festive associations of your childhood memories from the festive wallpapers and feel YOUR Christmas every day.
2.Christmas Live wallpapers (Android)With this app you can count days, hours and seconds, stars falling down on your screen etc. Other apps we recommend for all the family to enjoy are:
3. Live Ice Rink (Android)
This gets our vote for the most beautiful app, the ice skating backgrounds have many different characters and each scene is as idyllic as a Christmas movie!
4. Christmas ringtones (Android)
This app is really easy to use and install even for those who are just not the great with technology or little patience!
5.Funny Ringtones (Android)
This app has a great range of funny ringtones, they rake a piece of the song and add some great humour – get in the festive spirit with some laughter!
WHY USE? Even if we stick to our traditions at Christmas sometimes its exciting to have some new inspiration for our festive periods to cook and indulge! Or if you have older children this could be a great starting point to get them interested in cooking this holiday!
1.Christmas cake ideas (iOS)
2. Christmas Recipe Ideas (Android)
This Christmas recipe app we think provides a nice selection of recipes, for starters mains and desserts. The Android Christmas recipe ideas is very user friendly as it displays the price of recipes in different different currencies (£, $, €) and provides recommendations on wine to accompany the food.
WHY USE? Most of the apps in this genre give you the chance to add costings and your budget, so if you want to shop smart, this is a great way to do so!
1.Christmas Gift List App (Android)
Great app to save you time and money, set the budget, people, tick of when purchases and we like that you can see how much you have spent so far!
2.The Christmas Gift List (iOS)
This iOS version is just as good as the Android with all of its functions and you can even add gifts against your contacts in your phone along with password protection – perfect for any sneaky little children hoping for a peek!
WHY USE? Save your time searching for the certain songs as we’ve found a great Christmas radio station for both iOS and Android so you can download it straight away and have a sing along to your favourite Christmas songs! Pop it on for you and the kids, whilst using your Christmas recipe app with the kids in the kitchen!
1.Christmas Radio – iOS and Android
Chose the melody and the style you like even if tomorrow you’d prefer another. You would still need just one app for everyone in your family including the kids. Tra la la la la, la la la la!
We really hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of apps for you! We’ve tried hard to pre-select the best ones of course -save you time and money this festive season mums!