Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Count Down has Begun

I know that I am a little late in posting this, but it seems as though that is the speed I am running on as of late. However, it is such a great idea adapted from these Advent bags found over at the amazingly creative blog, Moment to Moment

Our version was so easy to make with items we had around the house. Brown lunch sacks, scrap booking paper, number stamps and some ribbon.

Each morning at breakfast we take down the appropriate bag. Inside is a slip of paper with a fun Christmas activity to do as a family. Some of them are traditions like cutting down the Christmas tree while other are new crafts or recipes to make. There are even a few simple treats like a Christmas book or Christmas movie and popcorn. Those I tried to put in the days I already new we had other commitments.

I'm hoping our activity countdown will help us stay more focused on the true meaning of Christmas. That we will slow down to enjoy each others company. And of course the planner in me saw a neat way to spread out some of our Christmas activities instead of waiting until the week before Christmas to tackle them.

How are you counting down the days and preparing for the season. I'd love to hear.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this. It's pretty and easy to make (each year!). I love the idea of the special activity in each bag too. Thanks for sharing on the Waldorf yahoo group (:


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