On the first day of Christmas…
Instead of doing lots of gifts Christmas morning, we have decided to do the 12 days of Christmas this year. I wanted to focus more on activities done together as a family. We are focusing on learning about our Savior, service, and family. There will be a few gifts given throughout the 12 days. On Christmas morning we will have our stockings and 1 gift each under the tree.
It has benn going well so far. I thought I would share with you what we are doing.
Day 1: We opened a Hand of God Journal. This is just a special journal where each day we will jot down things that Heavenly Father has given us. Things we are grateful for, tender mercies, anything!
Day 2: We received our Pixie (Secret Santa) assignment and delivered some gifts to our special family.
Day 3: We opened a letter writing kit. It contains everything to keep in touch with family that lives far away.
Day 4: We received the assignment to dress up and act out the Nativity story. Isabelle was Mary, Steve was Joseph, Jakob was a Wise Man, and Karter was a Shephard, but he didn’t last until the end.
Day 5: We had a game night together! We had a special game of charades that was made up for us.
Day 6: We went out to dinner together and drove around and looked at Christmas lights.
Day 7: We will deliver some food and gifts to a family of our choice.
Day 8: We will open a special Christmas book, other books, and a box of popcorn. We will spend the day reading together.
Day 9: We will open ingredients to make treats. We will make them together and deliver them to the kid’s friends (I’ll let them choose a couple people) and our neighbors.
Day 10: Each of the kids will open a special scrapbook just for them.
Day 11: We will have a family over for dinner and for a special Christmas Eve Program.
Day 12: (Christmas Morning) We will each receive a gift especially for us!