Thursday, December 1, 2011

25 Days of Christmas

Here are the 25 special things we will be doing for Christmas (see my last blog post about the Christmas Advent house we got this year.) This is the plan for now. I will probably make changes in the order of things, as our month goes along and our schedules change. One thing that is not listed yet is we are planning to do something as a family at a rescue mission downtown. I am waiting to see what that looks like... It might involve on going to the place and doing something. It might be buying presents for kids who will spent their Christmas at the mission. Since we aren't sure what this is yet, I haven't added it.
1- Decorate Christmas tree for playroom 
2- Make Christmas cookies
3- Go to a Christmas parade
4- Get out Little People Nativity set, read Christmas story from the Bible
5- Present: new Christmas sock
6- Present: Christmas Bereanstean Bears Movie
7- Do a Christmas craft
8- Go to the Broadmoor Hotel to see Christmas Lights and make s'mores
9- Christmas candy!
10- Go visit Santa Claus at the Bank
11- Watch a Christmas Veggie Tales
12- Make Christmas cards
13- Make Christmas cookies and presents for teachers
14- Present: Stockings (my kids have never had stockings and we finally ordered some this year. More to come on that later.)
15- Read Christmas stories and have hot chocolate
16- Go to the Electric Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
17- Christmas Shopping as a family
18- Present: "It's a Meaningful Life" Christmas Veggie Tales
19- Decorate Gingerbread House
20- Go to Polar Express Night at Chick-fil-a
21- Make cut out cookies and decorate
22- Bring cookies to the Fire Station
23- Drive around and see Christmas lights
24- Make cupcakes for Jesus’ birthday
25- Read stories about the first Christmas and open presents
So we will see how this all works out! My point is to have something fun everyday from now until Christmas. Lots of this is regular stuff we would be doing anyways, but doing it like this will be extra fun for the kids. 
What are some special things your family does each Christmas? What are some new traditions you are starting within your family?


~Allyson said...

First, I seriously love how many items involve food. And, how many things on this list are showing Silas and Eliana the true meaning of are an amazing Mommy!
Second, when I was growing up, my family always did fondue on Christmas Eve. We would all go to my Auntie Lauren's house and my Grandmom made the fondue...YUM!

Cassie Gant said...

Love this, Em! I would love to see the Broadmore hotel during Christmas time, that one sounds fun! This year, Bart and I can't make it to the bay area for Christmas so we are spending our first Christmas just me and him. We are sad, but also excited for new traditions.

Cristina said...

Great ideas!