Gallery of Christmas Activities

Enjoy a gallery of all our 25 Days of Christmas Activities that we’ve done so far.

IMG_8318It started with Santa. Theo’s first visit!

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IMG_8338Theo wanted to re-enact his visit to Santa. He was Santa, Daddy was the visitor.
IMG_8343Daddy took a turn as Santa. (Costume curtesy of Theo’s imagination.)
IMG_8484Our Advent Calendar.
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IMG_8615Donating canned goods.
IMG_8616Our trip to the walk-through, live nativity.
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IMG_8914Christmas Reading: Snow On Snow On Snow
IMG_8912Long Was the Winter Road They Traveled, a Tale of the Nativity by J. Patrick Lewis
(This is a truly beautiful book. The tale of the nativity is told in poem form, and the illustrations are simply stunning. Parents and kids alike will enjoy reading this aloud!)
IMG_8647Painting ornaments
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IMG_8657Helping baby brother paint his ornament
IMG_8678Christmas story time
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IMG_8709Making a break for it! Dasher on the loose.
IMG_8714Cute as a button.
IMG_8832Dipping things in chocolate!
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Yesterday, I asked several of my friends to share a special Christmas memory with me. I enjoyed hearing about fun and memorable past Christmas moments that meant so much to them. My sister-in-law, Rhiannon, shared a particularly fun memory though, and I love that I got to catch a glimpse into her childhood. This, is what the 25 Days of Christmas Activity List is all about! It is easy to get caught up in the routines and busyness this time of year. Let’s all take time to slow down and be intentional in the coming days before Christmas. You may night have time to make homemade ornaments (or the desire, for that matter) and that’s ok! You can still be intentional about making this time of year truly special. Here are a few ideas from my 25 Days of Christmas Actives List that don’t require much effort:

-be the first person to smile and say hello to everyone you pass today
-ask someone to share a special Christmas memory with you
-do an act of kindness anonymously
-call someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time
-spend the entire day thinking through all thing things for which you are grateful
-make a “give list” for the coming year; this includes people and organizations you would like to bless with monetary or tangible gifts.

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