Friday, November 13, 2009

A New Christmas Tradition!

A few years ago, we got a Hallmark Countdown to Christmas tree for our oldest daughter. We then had to buy one for her sister. Up until this year, we just gave them the ornaments each day to count down ...

Well, this year, I decided to to some activities on each day for the girls (and us) to enjoy!

I am going to write these all out on cards and put them in envelopes with a few puzzle pieces for the girls to open each day of December. I hope they enjoy the new tradition!

Here is the list, not necessarily in the this order:

1 - Decorate Christmas Tree

2 - Give them holiday cups. Found some really cute ones at Walgreens that light up! FUN!

3 - Make cards for teachers/daycare

4 - Camp out in the living room near the Christmas tree.

5 - Pick an Angel off of the Salvation Army Angel tree and shop for a little girl or boy.

6 - Shop as a family for our Christmas ornaments. Carl and I have bought one for us every year us and the girls. Now the girls are big enough they get to pick their own

7 - Daddy to read them a Christmas book.

8 - Music program

9 - Color a picture for Mom and Dad's work

10 - Make snowflake candy necklaces

11 - Build gingerbread houses

12 - Candy making festival with family (An all day and into the late-night affair!

13 - Christmas Caroling with the church

14 - Music Program

15 - Make paper snowflakes

16 - Decorate their bedroom doors

17 - Make red and green bracelets

18 - Camp out in the living room near the Christmas tree. So fun, we're gonna do it again!

19 - Watch Elf and have hot cocoa

20 - Red and Green dinner night

21 - Watch Frosty the Snowman

22 - Christmas Light Limo tour

23 - Make cookies for Santa

24 - Christmas Eve - Church, PJ's get to bed!

25 - Open presents and have a meal and enjoy Christmas music

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