Today, I wanted to blog about our countdown to Christmas box. My son is 4 years old and we have been using this box since he was 2. This time of year means a lot to me. It took us a long time to conceive and I had a difficult pregnancy. I was on bed rest for the whole month of December 5 years ago and I gave birth to my son 5 weeks early in January. I feel so blessed to be a mother and to be able to enjoy our countdown to Christmas box and build some memories together. I also think and hold dear in my heart all the future mothers who have been praying for a child. I really hope this upcoming year brings this blessing into your lives.I purchased the papier mâché box on Etsy.It has 25 little drawers and instead of treats, I picked activities that we could do together as a family every year. I wrote the activities on 25 tea stained tags (also purchased on Etsy). I put one tag in each drawer.Here is the list of activities I chose to put in our Christmas countdown box:
- Color a Christmas picture
- Make a Christmas ornament
- Write a letter to Santa
- Decorate our Christmas tree
- Read a story about the birth of baby Jesus
- Make Christmas playdough
- Read a holiday story
- Make Christmas cards for grandparents
- Sing Christmas songs
- Watch a Christmas movie
- Bake and decorate holiday cookies
- Donate clothes and toys
- Build a gingerbread house
- Make homemade gifts for family, friends, neighbors, and teachers
- Make a snowman
- Drink hot cocoa
- Go to Santa’s Village
- Play a game together
- Bring treats to an animal shelter
- Visit Santa Claus
- Buy a gift for a child in need
- Go sledding
- Go on a Christmas lights drive
- Take a family photo
- Merry Christmas!
I grew up eating all the chocolates in my Advent calendar WAY before Christmas and I wanted to start a tradition with my son that I felt was more meaningful. I really look forward to this countdown to Christmas every year and I can’t wait for our first activity this Thursday.Do you countdown the days before Christmas in a special way? I would love to know.
Greetings from Kingsbury Brook Farm!
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