Happy December! Is it just me, or did it seem like we skipped November altogether? In fact, it seems like I just put my Christmas decorations away from last year?! I love this season – everything about it (except the frigid cold here on the Canadian Prairies). I think what I love most are the traditions we share – which help us spend more meaningful time together and create lasting memories!
Last year, I created the Christmas album where I documented the special things we did each day in December. Since I’m already doing my Project 365 album this year, I thought it would be overkill to do the Christmas photo a day, too. But I still wanted a fun way to count down the days in December and let our kids discover a fun activity to do each day. Nothing like creating those fun memories!
This year I tried something new. I searched online for different Nativity clipart images and printed them off to create this fridge magnet, kid friendly nativity:
There are 25 pieces to this nativity – one piece for each day of December leading up to Christmas. I included the 4 stable pieces in that number. On the back of each piece is a slip of paper which tells what special thing we will do that day.
- Make ornaments for the tree (check)
- Write letters to Santa Claus (check)
In fact, this is the fun paper I designed for the kids to write their letters on, using the fun brushes from Houseof3!
- Have an indoor picnic
- Make a Christmas craft (better figure that one out soon!)
- Go to the Church Christmas party!
- First Presidency Christmas Devotional
- Have a Family Game Night
- Decorate a Gingerbread house
- Have a pizza party
- Hot chocolate and doughnuts
- Children’s Christmas party at work
- Watch favorite Christmas movie and make popcorn
- Perform in the Christmas Cantata
- Make Christmas card for your teachers
- Do an act of secret service
- Take Christmas gifts to your teachers
- Children’s Christmas concert and movie night!
- Have Breakfast for Dinner
- Drive around the city and look at Christmas lights
- Read our favorite Christmas books
- Celebrate Mommy’s birthday!
- Bake some cookies for Santa
- Sleep in front of the tree
- Act out the Nativity and open one present!
- IT’S CHRISTMAS!