In addition to all the preparation that is involved in bringing a third child into the world, I have also been busy planning our family’s 25 Days of Christmas List!
If you are not familiar with what it means, we as a family will be doing at least one special Christmas activity together from December 1st up until, and of course including Christmas day. With a focus on art, baking and DIY presents this year, the hubster and I have come up with the following list:
December 1: Our Elf (on the Shelf) makes his debut appearance with a special “Elf Breakfast” and introduces the boys’ Advent Calendars!
December 2: Build a snowman family together!
December 3: Watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” while eating stove-popped popcorn and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows!
December 4: Set up our Nativity Scene together!
December 5: Write and mail Christmas cards!
December 6: Attend our Church’s Annual Christmas Pageant!
December 7: Go sledding!
December 8: Help the boys make homemade presents for their friends and family!
December 9: Make salt-dough Christmas ornaments!
December 10: Write letters to Santa & mail them!
December 11: Read Christmas stories all snuggled up on the couch together!
December 12: Sing Christmas carols!
December 13: Bake Christmas cookies!
December 14: Make Homemade Hot Chocolate and watch “The Muppet Christmas Carol” together!
December 15: Go skating!
December 16: Bake, build and decorate a Gingerbread house!
December 17: Make “cookies in a jar” presents together!
December 18: Have pancakes with syrup and ice cream cones for dinner!
December 19: Have a family game night!
December 20: Help the boys wrap presents!
December 21: Make paper trees, snowflakes and snowmen!
December 22: Host a family Christmas gathering at our house!
December 23: Make snowmen cupcakes!
December 24: Say good-bye to Buddy the Elf & set up snacks and milk for Santa and his Reindeer!
December 25: Open presents and have a lovely Christmas Day!
Chime in: Does your family partake in any special traditions leading up to the Holidays? And if so, what are they?