Our 25 Days of Christmas
I LOVE Christmas. The twinkle lights, the stockings over the fireplace, the cookies and excuse to use peppermint excessively. I love it all. The day after Thanksgiving, I launch into Christmas prep mode. The boxes (and I do mean boxeS) of ornaments and decorations are pulled out and our house is transformed. Even before we had kids, I liked to make the Advent season special with lots of cookie baking and Christmas movies and hot cocoa. The past couple of years since the kids were born I've worked to integrate them into our traditions and create new fun family traditions to make this season special for them as well. So...
Here are the 25 ways we are preparing ourselves and our home for Christmas this year:
1. Start our 25 Books of Christmas!
Here is our list for toddlers from last year.
2. Christmas Read + Play
Activities for Star Bright as well as a link to round up of over 10 other Christmas read and play ideas.
3. Make Graham Cracker Houses
We did this last year and it was a huge hit.
4. Ornament #1: Melted Bead Ornaments
5. Family Christmas Movie: A Charlie Brown Christmas
6. Madison Christmas Parade
Annual event in Mississippi
7. Christmas Cookies #1: Peanut Butter Bars
8. Cocoa By The Tree
9. Playdo Cookies
10. Make and Mail cards to our Pen Pal
11. Ornament #2: Scented Ornaments
This is going to go along with one of my favorite Christmas books from my childhood. Details on Monday.
12. Family Christmas Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
13. Make a Train Track around the tree
Because we're kind of train obsessed.
14. Christmas Cookies #2: Brownie Trees
Pinned this awhile ago, but the link doesn't work anymore so I can't credit anyone for this fun idea.
15. Felt Board Christmas Trees
16. Decorate a Tree for the Birds
17. Ornament #3: Bell + Jingle Ornaments
18. Christmas Music with Kids
19. Family Christmas Movie: A Very Thomas Christmas + Cookie Cutter Christmas Pizzas
20. Banana and Strawberry Candy Cane Snack
21. Peppermint Puppy Chow
22. Contact Paper Ornaments
23. Christmas Lights Walk
24. Reindeer Food + Christmas Eve Mass
25. Merry Christmas!!
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