I post this every year, but for the sake of festivity and continuity, I shall once more.
This is a felt advent Christmas tree I made several years ago that the girls and I use to count down to Christmas. The ornaments are wee pockets that hold either a slip of paper with an activity on it or a tiny gift.
This year the pockets have/will include:
- A pair of fun socks (at Montessori the kids take their shoes off in the classroom so socks are the uber accessory)
-Buying the Christmas tree
-Decorating the tree
-A nighttime boat parade in Naples
-Watching a Charlie Brown Christmas
-Hot cocoa and popcorn
-Roasting hotdogs and marshmallows over a bonfire in the backyard
-Looking at Christmas lights with Aunt Lindsey
-The Candy Cane story
-The Nativity story
-Buying gifts for a child in need
-Making Magic Fudge
-Pop-Pop's Christmas Party
-Lights of Lakeland
-New Christmas pajamas
-Lakeside Christmas tree gazing with GiGi
-Christmas Eve brunch with MiMi and PaPa
-Christmas Eve with GiGi and aunts
-Winter Wonderland display in Tampa
-A pocket nightlight
Some of these we have already done. This morning the girls opened a sweet little gift Deb sent them, Pokemon and Shopkins <3 They loved it! The Pokemon had a Flametalon Break card in it and the Shopkins were cute little handsoaps and lotions. Thank you Deb! They loved them.
I also wrapped up all their Christmas books and placed them under the coffee table and each night they pick one and unwrap it, and take turns reading it out loud with me. They love this new tradition.
Do you have any holidays traditions that have commenced? Any fun activities you grew up doing that I should add to the tree this year or next? I have a couple free days open during the break before Christmas.