There are a ton of ideas on pinterest for celebrating the holidays with kids, but my diy skills are mediocre at best, so I tend to skip over a majority of them. One idea I did love, and started this year with the kids was the 25 days of christmas gifts - a series of small little treats to open each day before Christmas morning.
What did we do for our 24 gifts? Lots of Christmas books, some fun little party poppers I found at Home Goods (stuffed with little tchotchkes) , ornaments for the kids tree (a pickle, pizza, ice-cream cone -- i sense a theme -- what can I say? My kids are eaters :) and that's really it. It maybe cost me $50 total, but has already been such a fun little tradition with the kids. Before bed each night, we let Baylor choose a gift from the basket, he tears it open in excitement and then we read the book or hang the ornament and revel in the festiveness of the whole shebang. I know, sounds thrilling. Plus, a few of the books talk about the reason for the season and the story of baby Jesus - giving us an intentional way to talk about the nativity.
|little blue truck | olivia | story of christmas | ice-cream ornament | merry christmas mouse | pickle | pizza | llama llama | hbd jesus | party poppers|