25 days of christmas

Is it really almost December? So crazy. The last few months have flown by, as they do with a new baby in the house. I'm kinda obsessed with Christmas, and so thrilled that I can really celebrate with the toddler this year. She's learning about Baby Jesus from her nativity set, and thinks Santa is awesome (uh, we'll see how she really feels when we visit him). She gets excited to see "Alf" our Elf (on the shelf) every morning and we are having a blast teaching her about Christmas! We are doing our own little twist to advent, and I planned out the month of December for us. Each day we will do a fun activity, learn more about Christmas and count down to the birth of Jesus!


1 - Decorate our windows for Christmas 2 - Make ornaments 3 - Watch The Little Drummer Boy 4 - Visit a live nativity 5 - Take Christmas pictures 6 - Make snowflakes 7 - Buy ornaments 8 - Make thumbprint lights craft 9 - Have hot chocolate 10 - Christmas pancakes for breakfast 11 - Make gifts for grandparents 12 - Sing a Christmas Carol 13 - Story time at the library 14 - Meet Santa! 15 - Watch Elf 16 - Decorate cookies 17 - Take cookies to our neighbors 18 - Go see Christmas lights 19 - Build a fort! 20 - Wrap presents 21 - Watch a Charlie Brown Christmas 22 - Read the Christmas story 23 - Make cookies for Santa 24 - Make Jesus a birthday cake 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY!

I'm thrilled to start this tradition with my kiddos and can't wait to watch it change and grow as they do. I so look forward to all these fun activities with my girlies and teaching them about this wonderful season.

What fun traditions and activities do you have planned??