Christmas is probably the time of year kids look forward to most. There are the lists to make, the trees to trim, the cookies to bake (and eat) and all that shopping. The next thing you know, it’s over. As a parent every year I find myself wishing there was a way I could slow the holidays down a little bit so I could savor every moment with my family. This year I have found the answer. MapleMouseMama was given the opportunity to check out the 25 Days of Christmas activity from Simply Fun Families, a lovely eStore founded by mompreneur Karen.
The 25 Days of Christmas kit comes packaged in this sweet tin that will last for the years to come. The idea behind 25 Days of Christmas is to select a different card each day for the month of December and complete that activity. It is kind of like an advent calendar on steroids. :-) When you first open up the kit you will see it comes with 35 inspiring activity cards, 5 blank activity cards for you to personalize and 25 dated envelopes for December 1st – 25th. Karen has also included some great tips to get organized and have fun with the activities.
As a family, or on your own, you can go through the cards and decide which ones you want to do on a particular day. For example if you plan to put up your tree on the weekend, you could put the “Let’s Listen to Christmas Carols While We Decorate Our Tree Today” card in the appropriately dated envelope (let’s say December 4th). Or perhaps put the “Let’s Take Some Time Today to Snuggle Up & Watch a Christmas Movie with Popcorn” card in an envelope for a lazy Wednesday afternoon. The options are endless. There are a couple of “Surprise” cards that let you come up with the activity, or maybe your kids can. Another favorite are the “Today’s Act of Kindness” cards that suggest things like donating a toy to a local toy drive. All of the activities are designed to bring you closer to your children, your family and to promote the true spirit of Christmas, however you view it.
Imagine your children’s faces (or your spouse if you have no kids or even your parents if you live at home) when they open up the 25 Days of Christmas envelope each day to reveal another great holiday activity. Sweeter then a little ole chocolate from the dollar store advent calendar, more satisfying then shoveling snow all afternoon and more heartwarming then watching “Miracle on 34th Street”, the 25 Days of Christmas countdown activity will help you make beautiful memories this Christmas and many more to come.
Visit Karen at Simply Fun Families to order your 25 Days of Christmas activity kit. Be sure to check out her lovely site and her tips to start your Valentine’s month off on the right foot. Check out the Simply Fun Families Facebook page to keep up to date on Karen’s latest inspirations and maybe share some of your 25 Days of Christmas activities. Please note when ordering in Canada delivery will take 3 to 5 days; in the US it will take 7 to 10 days.
Do you have any special holiday traditions like 25 Days of Christmas?