Tuesday, December 4, 2012

25 Days of Christmas



 Ashley, my daughter,
 is a self-proclaimed sufferer of 
OCD,
Obsessive Christmas Disorder!

{I have no idea where she got that from...
hereditary perhaps???  ha}

Anyhow, 
she has been on Christmas overdrive since she got home for Christmas break,
and improvised a 25 days of Christmas Activities 
from others she pinned on Pinterest,
for David and Wesley.




Ashley made individual slips for 25 various Christmas Activities
and secured them around mini-chocolate bars.

The candy was a bribe
for the boys to participate! :)

Below, is a list of the Activities they'll be participating in.
One activity is pulled each day, sort of like Advent countdown.


25 Days of Christmas

• Family game night

• Start a new tradition of making Christmas ornaments.

 • Participate in Angel Tree or another charity drive where you and your family get a chance to give to others. 

• Movie night with favorite Christmas treats. Actually, Christmas movies all month long!!  :)

• Visit a Living Nativity.

• Decorate a gingerbread house.





• Play bingo with dollar store prizes.

• Make a Christmas card for a soldier. 

(If you don't know a soldier you can mail a Christmas card to Holiday Mail for Heroes,

 P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456)

• Bake a Christmas treat one day 

and the following day, visit an elderly relative or church member who needs encouragement,

delivering the treats to them. 


• Make snow globes





 • Hot chocolate and S'mores party

• Breakfast for dinner

• Drive around and look at lights in your community 

• Drive around and look at lights in a nearby city (x 3)

• Have a cookie decorating party. 

• Let the kids open a present on Christmas Eve -- new pajamas!

{Not only is this a fun tradition, 
but it ensures they will be dressed in cute PJ's for Christmas morning pictures.}
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Ashley started on December 3rd, so she didn't have 25 activities,
but going Christmas Caroling,
reading the Christmas Story,
reading the Night Before Christmas,
and singing/acting out the 12 Days of Christmas would be great fillers, too!




And just a little FYI,
the arrangement on the kitchen table
was created with water-soaked Oasis Foam
and fresh greens from the yard.




The basket and gingerbread dish were both yard sale finds.

The basket was an old homemade strawberry picking basket,
and was $1.00

Gingerbread dish, ...$2.00!





The burlap table runner was one of my weekend finds at "Nest."




More pictures of Christmas to come...
If I can just get the light to cooperate, so that I can get some decent shots! :)


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12 comments:

  1. Love Ashley's activities for Christmas, cute idea! Lovely centerpiece, Rhonda.

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  2. What great ideas for the family to do together! Your daughter is so thoughtful! Love the greenery on the table. It's so pretty!

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  3. Looks like Ashley has things well in hand! She's going to create alot of fun & memories from this.

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  4. What a great list of things to do and I love your creative table arrangement. I'm attacking my magnolia tomorrow to make my own.

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  5. Great ideas and love the centerpiece. I am a sucker for a Snickers bar so I would gladly choose something to do. xo

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  6. Beautiful arrangement Rhonda...and what a fantastic idea your daughter has!!...After all the decorating, I look forward to the many great activities of the season!!

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  7. Wow, sounds as if Ashley has got it going on. LOVE the fresh greenery in the wooden box. Looks like your loved ones will be really busy, and having lots of fun.

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  8. What a wonderful list of family activities for Christmas! I love your centerpiece!! Hope you're having a wonderful day, Gail

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  9. What a fun idea! I like the bribe idea too!

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  10. Trust Ashley to come up with a new and unique countdown! I love it and it gave me some ideas of things to do with the girls this season. I always give Christmas jammies and started it with the girls when they were born. This year Brianna is going to start that tradition for herself with the girls since funds are limited on my end. It makes me sad to quit but a few more grandbabies and I'd have to quit anyway or not give them a fun toy to go with it, soooooo it's all good! Love your finds too!!

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  11. HI Rhonda! Ashley is full of Christmasing and I love her idea for the lists around the candy! :) And...your centerpiece looks wonderful!
    Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me.
    shelia ;)

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  12. Hi Rhonda! I think she gets the OCD from you! She could be an aspiring future blogger! All of those activities sound so fun and thoughtful, as well! Glad your children are so considerate of others! That's what this season is all about! Beautiful arrangement, too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us! Blessings from Bama!

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