I begin preparing the first of November! I snag little goodies while I’m out and about throughout the month, with the concept in mind. My favorite spots are Target Dollar Spot, the Dollar Store, and Marshall’s clearance to name a few! I snag little things like classic Christmas books, coloring books, crafts, Nutcrackers, gingerbread kits and Christmas movies. I also buy a pack of cards with envelopes to write out the chosen activity or Bible verse for that day. I wrap the gifts and label each gift or envelope with 1-25. They don’t receive an actual “gift” everyday and the intent of this tradition is to focus on the good of the Season, doing for others and spending time together as a family! Here is our line up this year…
1. Mab libs Christmas book 2. Bible verse Luke 2:10 3. Veggie Tales movie 4. A Christmas Carol book 5. Bible verse Matthew 1:21 6. Make a snowman pizza and watch a movie 7. Nutcracker 8. Bible verse John 3:16 9. Enjoy hot chocolate and perppermint sticks 10. Decorate mugs 11. Make banner for basement 12. Write letters to Santa 13. Take letters to Macys and visit Santa 14. Gather unwanted toys 15. Gingerbread kits 16. Bible verse Romans 15:13 17. Wrap presents 18. Drive around and look at Christmas lights 19. Build a snowman 20. Zoo lights 21. Random Act of Kindness 22. Bible verse Isaiah 9:6 23. Christmas play 24. Bake cookies for Santa 25. Rejoice in the Lord!
Below is an example of the letter I type up and print out to give the people of choice that day for our random act of kindness! It’s so rewarding to see the reaction of the random people and of my children! Not to mention, the warm feeling I get too!
We will begin the tour with my entry way. Very simple, neutral decor here. I can easily add some color by adding a bowl of bulbs or throw pillow!
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pillow // glitter feather // animal head // pinecones // tealight holders