I’m running a little behind schedule. Usually by the day after Thanksgiving, we have our Christmas tree decorated, our house lights up, and our Christmas cards stamped, addressed, and in the mail.
I’m not sure how time got away from me, but we haven’t done any of those things yet this year — although I did finally order our photo cards a few days ago (through Snapfish — they’re offering 60-70% off all orders through November 30. And if you go through Ebates, you’ll earn another 10% cashback).
I’m just now posting our “Christmas Countdown” on the bulletin board in our hallway. That would normally have been done by now, as well, but I wanted to revamp our list this year to make it a little prettier. Here’s the new one:
I print this off every year to serve as a reminder of things our family likes to do during the Christmas Season. We just pick and choose the ones that suit our fancy at the moment. No pressure to do them all.
If posting a such a list would overwhelm you, then you might want to try something simpler, like our Simple Christmas Activity Cards. They’ll help you make some stress-free family memories during this busy season.
To use, print them out, cut them apart, and store them in a jar. Then draw one out every few days when you’re ready for some holiday fun. I even made a set of blank cards you can fill in with your own fun activities and family traditions.
For a fly-on-the-wall look at how our family handles Christmas (and every other month of the year), check out my book Glad Tidings: