Thursday, November 16, 2006

a project

This is just about the time every year when I tell myself to slow down. Enjoy. Drink it all in - the craziness and the calm. I'm thinking of a project to focus on the good stuff that does abound in my life (not that you'd ever know it from all my harping on this here blog) and I'm contemplating a little advent project. I loved advent calendars as a kid, and this was before they were filled with chocolate candies. I still prefer the versions whose doors open to little glittery pictures and snowy animals and shrubbery. But, I'm thinking of changing the concept a little. Something along the lines of dressed up small match boxes (covered with colored paper and an appropriate number) - emptied of their little sticks of fire inducing fun - and filled with a little slip of paper dictating a cheery activity or treat for my smallies.

All I can think of so far is ::
1. hot chocolate with all the fixings
2. a new toy car (can you really ever get enough of these puppies?)
3. watch a movie in pj's in the "big bed" (aka: mine)

And that's about it. 3 out of 25.

So tell me, what little rituals, goodies or traditions mark the holiday season for your families? Do tell.


Blogger L. said...

How about an art project with macaroni and glue?

Baking/decorating Christmas cookies?

Read "The Grinch," and then watch the video of it together?

Wow -- mine are really so boring and obvious...

8:49 AM  
Anonymous picklemommy said...

How about:

Making a jingle bell necklace?

Making and painting salt dough ornaments?

Reading a new Christmas themed book?

Making Xmas cards to mail to rels?

Making "reindeer food" (google to get recipe) to leave out for Santa's crew?

Eating candy canes?

Starting a Christmas journal together- special album of pictures from your xmas holidays and stories/memories

Stringing popcorn for the tree

Thinking of and doing a random act of kindness for someone who needs it?

Making mulled cider or egg nog?

sounds fun!

I wrap all of our xmas books (with dollar store paper, or newspaper comics) and for the 24 nights before Christmas, we upwrap and read one story before bed- I save this collection of books for December, and it took a number of years to accumulate them all)

8:31 PM  
Blogger pixie sticks said...

great ideas. Thanks. I need to get busy on these!

11:45 AM  

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