The Christmas traditions are being prepared around here at The White Barn Farm. I’ve spent the last couple nights getting this sweet little flocked tree’s garland filled with our 2016 December treats and adventures. I found this burlap pocket garland at Craft Warehouse a couple years ago and every year since this is a favorite Christmas tradition. Each pocket has a number corresponding to the date they can ‘open’ or take out the note that greets them inside. With shrieks of excitement they find out what special event/treat awaits them for that day. Honestly, they are still young enough that simple pleasures go a long way. Oh to be young again!
Here are some of what our December adventures entail. I hope this gives you some ideas of what to do with your family and/or friends in preparation for the greatest day to celebrate of the month… December 25th!
*Hot chocolate date with daddy
*White Christmas Play at community High School
*Girls Date Night with Daddy -(they usually go to The Nutcracker)
*Cookie Baking Day
*Christmas Craft Day
*Look at Christmas lights in Leavenworth, Wa
*Special surprise once in your P.J’s (of which we will take kids out of bed and go see Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas treat late at night!)
*Check your stocking for a hidden treasure
*Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach, WA
*Christmas Party- Dress up tonight!
*Read The Christmas Story
Once I have the garland finished the kids get to decorate the tree. The ornaments, ribbon, nor picks are perfectly and precisely placed during these young years, but I don’t mind. There is so much joy in their gleaming eyes for them to have a chance to help and be apart of making memories. It’s definitely worth all the ‘imperfections’ in decorating as we build traditions together, right?! What are some of your traditions around this time of year? Do you have any similar advent traditions at your home too? I’d love to hear and thanks for coming by!