Bunny did this one last week!) 2nd – Visit some real live Reindeer (at the local deer park) 3rd – Make a new decoration for the Christmas tree (We did this one last year too) 4th – Make a (very boozy) Christmas cake (marzipan free because I can’t stand the stuff!) 5th – Go to a Christmas Market – We are off to the one in Birmingham! 6th – Do some Christmas crafts 7th – School Christmas Fair 8th – Make Christmas Cards (an idea to save money and engage Bunny) 9th – Go to a Christmas Tree Festival (where there will also be carols & Christingle service) 10th – Watch a Christmas movie at the Cinema – We’re thinking Nativity 2. 11th – Watch Bunny at her school Nativity play (She is a MOUSE… yeah don’t ask!) 12th – Write Christmas cards & give out / post 13th – Bake something festive (maybe something to be given as early gifts?) 14th – Make our own Christmas Crackers (well have you seen how expensive the shop
ones are?) 15th – Watch Bunny’s Gymnastics Christmas Bonanza 16th – Go Christmas shopping – Buy all the presents! 17th – Make wrapping paper (another cost saver that Bunny will enjoy) 18th – Wrap Presents & put under the tree 19th – Visit Santa 20th – Watch a Christmas movie at home 21st – Read a Christmas story 22nd – Write a letter to Santa to leave out on Christmas eve 23rd – Make Christmas Cookies (These also make lovely gifts) 24th– Give the children their first presents (new PJ’s to wear) & leave note, key, snack and drink out for Santa and his Reindeer. Then go to bed uncharacteristically early!
What do you do for advent? Do you make your own calendars? Do an activity a day? How about festive family traditions? Comment below and let me know!
Joanne Dodd says
Boozy Christmas cake sound like fun.
It will be my first ever attempt at making Christmas cake so I will let you know how I get on! lol xx
Capture by Lucy says
I love this idea! Makes my book Advent Ladder seem positively boring!!! xx
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No way! Your ladder is stunning! You could always add in activities too! xx
Sounds lovely, I did think about doing an activity a day but decided to be less structured with it – i’ll still do them but I don’t have to think of 24 now 🙂
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I need to structure it or I won’t be disciplined enough to do everything we want to do! Also I have a memory like a sieve so wanted to write them all down so I don’t forget! lol. xx
Homemade Happiness says
I LOVE this idea. We are doing the same in the Homemade House too. My daughter has a lovely advent calendar that her godmother made her last year that she will keep forever and each pocket contains an activity and also a chocolate coin (after i felt guilty about no choc haha)
Another tradition we do have is a Cosy box that we have on Christmas Eve 🙂 xx
Ah I heard about these cosy boxes the other day from a few other people who do similar – Do you mean like a bundle of things like new pj’s, slippers, hot choc, etc? I’m doing new PJ’s but Bunny and I got some GORGEOUS new slippers the other day from Monster Slippers so we are already wearing those! Chocolate coins is a brill idea – I might be adventurous enough to make my own advent calendar next year! xx
Uber organised, good work. I leave making my cake until the last minute because I always worry about it going off, don’t know how with the amount of alcohol in it!
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Thanks! Well I guess I should have put “ATTEMPT cake” really… I’m not promising it’s going to be edible!!! 🙂 xx
Oops, my post should be called “Advent in London”…put my own name instead. It’s been a loong day. Thanks for having me!
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Lol, I know that feeling… or I certainly will by the end of December! 😉 You are most welcome, thanks for linking up! xx
What fabulous commitment! I am now feeling that I have to get festive. Love visiting reindeer, do you get to feed them too?
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I’m not actually sure! Last year we couldn’t – I guess it depends on what time you go. I imagine they’d be too fat to fly if they were fed by every visitor! 😉 xx
Katie Price says
Your list is great! I’ve compiled my 24 favourite Christmas songs… but will be ticking off a fair few items from your list too! I especially like the idea of an uncharacteristic early night!
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I can’t take the credit for the “going to bed uncharacteristically early” – it’s a line from my favourite Christmas movie! lol. 24 Favourite Christmas songs… what a great idea! Thanks for linking up – I’m gunna open your post up and head off to iTunes! 🙂 xx
Brilliant ideas 🙂
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