Christmas as a single parent

Date last updated: 18 November 2018

Spending Christmas a single parent

Christmas is an important time of year for a lot of families.

If you’re a single parent, you might be feeling different things around this time of year – excitement about time to spend with your family, happiness at having some time off work, but perhaps also anxiety about money or worry about the holidays being different if you’ve recently separated from a partner.

We spoke to single mum Lisa about how she makes the most of the festivities and celebrates Christmas with her son.

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Join the Gingerbread community

Many people find strength in sharing their experiences with others in a similar position. Joining a Gingerbread group or registering for our online forum can help you to connect with other single parents from across the country who may be able to give tips or helpful info on how to make the most of the festivities.