Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I'm thinking somewhere around this time (2 years ago) I started making miniature felt stockings to use as an advent calendar/garland. And to give myself credit, the stockings have been made for about that long. But they required numbers embroidered on them before they could really be used (why oh why do we do this to ourselves?) It is now my goal to have these ready to go for the 1st of December! I made a list of activities to put in them, and I will add some sort of little presents to fill out the rest of the days. Just in case anyway else out there is procrastinating I thought I would share what I came up with so far. Most of them are pretty obvious, but sometimes it helps to have a starting place. (Hopefully next week I will have pictures to share!)

Drive around and look at Christmas lights.
Have hot chocolate with extra marshmallows.
Wrap a Christmas gift for someone special.
Give to someone we don't know.
Make Christmas cookies.
Make a Christmas gift for someone special.
Make a Christmas CD and sing to it all day.
Watch a Christmas movie as a family.
Read 5 Christmas books as a family.
Make garland for the Christmas tree.
Eat supper with only the lights from the Christmas tree on.
Decorate your bedroom for Christmas.
Write a list of the things you are thankful for this Christmas.
Make Christmas cards and mail them.
Play a game as a family.
Invite friends over for supper.
Read the Christmas story as a family.

And please, don't wait until you have the most beautiful advent calendar to start the tradition like I did. Grab some paper bags and a sharpie and do it already. I'm pretty sure the memories will last longer than the embroidered stockings.


Rachelle said...

i thought i was the biggest procrastinater in the world. i'm sure i've got christmas craft projects that were supposed to be finished for my son's first christmas (he just turned 5!!). you have however inspired me to pull my finger out and try to finish my advent calendaring before the start of december.

Pieces said...

I'm borrowing some of your ideas to do with my family. One of the things my kids like to do is sleep in the living room with the Christmas lights on.

Katherine said...

Great list of memory making activities, Roxanne.
I'm cheering you on to finish that advent calendar before Dec. 1st... you can do it!!!

amandajean said...

i love your list of activities. so much better than trinkets that are going to be left laying all over the house. :)