Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Countdown to Christmas

Wow!  Can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of December?  Me neither!  Where did November go???

I've been thinking of ways to make this month special and not just one big blur of rushing here and running there, one more trip to the mall and...well, you get the idea.  I thought we could do a Countdown to Christmas this year (aka an Advent Calendar).  But instead of chocolates and sweets (which we really don't need!) I thought we could DO something each day leading up to Christmas.

Each one of these envelopes has a "to do" for our family. I think we will have so much fun doing these. A list of all of them (we repeated some) is at the end of this post.

Now - the kids don't know what we will be doing each day, so that's a surprise, but I kind of planned according to the day of the week when I was putting them up. That way we won't have movie night on the same night as church or make candy on the same night as basketball practice. (I have to keep some of my sanity!)  Any way - what is your favorite thing to do during the holidays? Do you countdown to Christmas as well?

Make Paper Snowflakes
Drink Hot Chocolate & Watch a Christmas Movie 
Say “Merry Christmas” instead of “Hello”
Make Christmas Crafts
Make Christmas Candy
Make outside “ornament”
Read a Christmas Book
Sing Christmas Carols
Hang Ornaments
Make Popcorn Balls
Go See Christmas Lights in Your Jammies
Read a Christmas Book
Make a gift for someone special
Donate your change to the Salvation Army
Write Letters to Santa
Drink Hot Chocolate and Watch a Christmas Movie
Get Egg Nog Ice Cream
Make Chex Mix & Puppy Chow
Make Christmas Candy
Take Treats to neighbors
Make Christmas Cookies
Read a Christmas Book
Go see more Christmas Lights
Watch a Christmas Movie, Leave Santa Snacks 
    & Read “Night Before Christmas”

Love you all!

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