Monday, November 28, 2011

Advent Activities for Christmas 2011

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Every December 1st we have been traditionally starting an activity advent calendar. I thought it was fun with just the two of us (and it was), but now with two kids (especially one who understands Christmas), the activities get more exciting.
Here are this years activities (yes, some are repeats from previous years... they are just too fun not to do... they've become traditions already)
  1. Set up Christmas tree
  2. Hang stockings
  3. Ward Christmas party
  4. Stream an online Christmas movie with the kids, The Santa Claus
  5. Decorate outside of the house
  6. Find 5 kids Christmas books at the library
  7. Send out family Christmas cards
  8. Go see the city lights on the trolley
  9. Enjoy eggnog
  10. Dance with the kids to Christmas music
  11. Visit Hawaii LDS temple
  12. Watch a Christmas movie
  13. Sip a cuppa hot cocoa stirred with a candy cane
  14. Donate canned goods/Lokai fund
  15. Make orange pomanders
  16. Have a romantic dinner or dessert with husband under the Christmas tree
  17. Make goodies for neighbors
  18. Host a Christmas brunch
  19. More library books
  20. Finish Christmas shopping and wrapping
  21. (Fly to Vegas--> Utah)
  22. Make a gingerbread house
  23. Visit St. George LDS temple
  24. Enjoy family
  25. Enjoy life! because of Christ.

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