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12 days of Christmas for kids

"Our holidays center a lot on family activities. Instead of gifts and goodies, I printed little cards for the advent pockets. Each one lists something we can do together each day. Some have “choose a special Christmas goodie” though. Most of the activities are ones we already attend or do anyway, so it’s a no brainer to include them. It’s just fun for the kids to be surprised when they pull out the card each day. And it simplifies our holidays to break the list down to daily activities. Here’...

I think that this year, Owen's advent to Christmas -- secular, of course, but I want it to be meaningful, not just calendars with candy in them -- will mostly be about getting the house ready for Christmas, wrapping presents, talking about lights and about generosity, and making presents for friends. In future years, I want it to include choosing something, every day of advent, to give away to someone who needs it more. There will still be getting, though, treats and adventures and fun.

Christmas Countdown Activities

Christmas Countdown

25 days of Christmas

25 days of Christmas