I am such a Holiday Nut. I guess it comes from my background; elementary school, home, friends, etc. I have always celebrated holidays—even the obscure ones like Arbor Day.
So a tradition that I REALLY enjoy during Christmas is the “25 Days of Christmas”, ostensibly since Christmas falls on the 25th of December I begin on December 1. Every day I do something slightly different and pick up pace on the 13th (so I can include the “12 Days of Christmas”…more on that later).
OK. Here is the plan and how we roll here in Arizona:
December 1 – Made 5 dozen cookies, mixed bag of gingerbread, sugar, and chocolate chip. Took a batch and “Ding Dong Ditched” a neighbor.
December 2 – Put up Christmas Lights
December 3 – Went to #3 Daughter’s Christmas Choral concert, came home and did homemade crafts.
December 4 – Went Christmas Tree shopping. Bought an 8 foot Noble Fir.
December 5 – Went to a Christmas breakfast party where Santa came and gave kids candy canes.
December 6 – Made stained-glass cookies with the neighbors and “Ding Dong Ditched” another neighbor. It was our neighbors first time making cookies and DDD’ing someone. It was a blast!
December 7 – Watched ‘Elf’, made some hot cocoa and decorated the tree with popcorn.
December 8 – Youngest daughter has a Christmas choir concert. Then Gingerbread House making with neighbors!
Day 9 — My 8 year old son and 10 year old daughter stopped arguing for 1 hour while they build a Gingerbread house. The finished product is below: