I know, most people would think that it is a little early to start thinking about Christmas, but I have realized if I don't start thinking about it now, I will be rushing around like a CRAZY woman, trying to get everything done, and thus killing the spirit of Christmas. Today I am a guest blogger on Creating Keepsakes Blog. Check out the other fun projects I have there by clicking here!
I went to an Enrichment night at my church. (A night when women in our congregation get together and learn about homemaking, and spiritual topics to better enrich our lives). They talked about having a Merry Little Christmas this year, and talked about the things we could do to bring the Savior into our Christmas. It was AWESOME and just got me so excited!
One of the ideas we talked about was a Christmas Countdown ... I was SO thrilled when I found this darling idea from Stampin' up!
The second I opened the box of goodies they sent to me, I started putting this together. I got SO very excited!
When deciding what to put into your boxes, don't get too overwhelmed. December is busy, so first, take out your Calendar. Look at what evenings you will be going to Piano recitals, Christmas concerts, school activities, and place those things in the boxes. Hey the kids will think it is even more fun to attend these events during Christmas, because they got to pick it out of the box!!! Next, calendar in some of the activities you WANT to do ... drive around and look at Christmas lights, go Christmas Caroling, go serve at a food bank, and place those in the boxes. Then, if there are some left over, here are a few ideas of what to place inside the empty ones:
Small gifts (Chapstick, treats, etc) Go to the dollar store!
Scriptures for each day
A Christmas Story
A piece of paper with a Christmas song to listen to
A service idea
A treat to make (Sugar Cookies)
A beginning to a Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Those are just a few off the top of my head, so if you have any other ideas, Be sure to comment!
Last but not least, Stampin' up was SO kind to send me an extra Box kit. I will be giving this away to a LUCKY winner. Be sure to comment if you would like a chance to win. ALSO, if you become a follower of my blog, be sure to let me know, and I will give ya a second chance to win!
Good luck ... and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
(I will be picking a lucky winner on Monday, Nov 8th!)
** If you're too impatient to wait for the prize and want to order one anyway just follow the link below, oh and ... you can get preferred pricing!!!
Then click on "SHOP NOW" (on lower right hand corner
Put in quotations "Candy Countdown" in the search box
You should have it come up. Email me if you have any problems (firstname.lastname@example.org)