Friday, December 10, 2010

25 days of christmas

Wow! I have been so busy in my little corner of the world
making, buying and wrapping gifts that time 
has totally escaped me! I didn't even get a chance
to post last week!

But here is proof of my busyness!

i wanted to share  with you all our annual advent countdown of the 25 days of christmas. 
i don't know if some of you remember our countdown from last year, 
but we are doing the same thing this year. unfortunately some of
my little envelope days got a wee bit torn in the excitement, so 
i decided to invest in some sweet muslin pouches from etsy.

here is a break down of our 25 days of christmas so far:
day 1: put up the christmas tree
day 2: write our letters to santa
day 3: lip balm (of course! their mom is a lip balm junkie!)
day 4: some chocolate goodness
day 5: annual visit and photo with santa
day 6: some chocolate goodness
day 7: more lip balm (a girl can't have too many!)
day 8: make a gingerbread house

yesterday for day 9 i took the girls to the store and they were 
able to chose one ornament each to hang on our tree.

they had so much fun!

i love how our advent calendar gets the girls
excited for our Lords' birth.

the pouches look especially sweet on our tree!

a few more activities i have lined up for the girls include:
baking christmas cookies
watching a movie in the theatres
driving around our neighborhood and looking at christmas lights

i am always looking for different activities to do with the girls for each day
and it's pretty easy enough to switch the activities in the bags...
so if you have any christmas traditions or fun ideaa, please let me know!


Eleni said...

Welcome back! This is a really sweet idea, I love that not all the treats are chocolate. Have a lovely Christmas x x

Claire Kiefer said...

This is SO SWEET and those little muslin pouches look so charming on your tree. I just emailed this blog post to a friend of mine who just got an advent calendar for her little ones. Thanks for the ideas--they're lovely!

Nani said...

Yay your back I love your posts. I really like this idea your doing with your girls it seems like a lot of fun. I might have to try something similar when Sae is a bit older.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

you are busy!! but that is OK - its the holiday season and all your pictures and traditions looks so fun!!!

happy weekend, friend!

Brandi said...

The bags on the tree is a fantastic idea! And I love that chocolate goodness appears on your list multiple times. I can tell that Christmas is just a magical time in your home. So glad all is well and you're busy with good things. Have an amazing weekend, dear friend!

Bursts of Bubbles said...

Thats such a fantastic idea,
How about handmaking somethings like ornaments, cards, gift of some kind....

cArLa said...

i love this idea... maybe i'll give it a try next year! beautiful tree too!

Elisse said...

Looks like you've been really busy!!!! Hopefully we'll get together soon!!

Wild and Precious said...

adorable tradition!! you are so fun with your girls! i know they adore you!!!

Small Burst said...

I love your advent pouches/ornaments. I'd really love to do this with my kids next year.

Christy said...

hi there, i stumbled on your page from viewing my friends page, and one of her followers was following you. actually i think im also following her blog too. anyway, you have adorable kids =) they're so pretty. anyway, happy holidays and i added u. i have a blog page too. bye

The Buenos said...

Jozen! Thanks for the idea. I saw this tradition of yours last year and did it this year with the kids.