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12 Days of Christmas December 8, 2016

Do you do anything special to countdown Christmas? We just started this tradition last year and I love it. Basically, you have a different activity for each day counting down to Christmas. You can make it as long as you want to: twenty five, twelve, six, whatever! Activities can be as simple as reading a Christmas book or as time consuming as you want, like going on a lights road trip. No matter what you choose, the idea is too keep connected as a family and feel a bit more together during the holidays. 

Here's some ideas:
  • Christmas candy
  • Candy canes
  • Bake cookies
  • Share said cookies with neighbors
  • Scratch lottery tickets
  • Make a donation
  • Christmas movie night
  • Hot chocolate bar
  • Hot apple cider night, rum or whiskey optional
  • Make a puzzle together
  • Family game night
  • Visit Santa
  • Read a Christmas book
  • Read the Christmas story from the Bible
  • Ugly sweater day
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • Christmas music car ride
  • Coffee date
  • Go to a play
  • Watch The Nutcracker
  • Send a care package to a friend
  • Call/FaceTime a family member
  • Build a snowman
  • Make snow angels
  • Snow ball fight
  • Question prompts (i.e. favorite movie, what do you like about each other, what makes you laugh)
  • Gingerbread house
  • $5 dollar gift exchange
  • Homemade gift exchange
  • Get a new tree ornament
  • Winter themed family picture

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The ideas are truly endless and you can customize them according to the time allowed and your family likes. The point is to have some fun!
 
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Do you have any other ideas to add to the list?