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12 Days of Christmas

You can't have too many 12 Days of Christmas ideas in your back pocket! You can use these ideas to do together as a family, mail one at a time or all together, do with your youth at church, as girlfriends for a friend who needs a lift, the possibles are endless!

Here's the link to the Gift Tags for the 12 Days of Christmas for Grandparents.

12 Days with a Nativity:

You can use this 2 different ways:

1. As a gift: Wrap the corresponding nativity piece with it's poem or story.
2. As an advent with your family: Add one piece to your nativity set a day and read the poem or story together.

I've done all the work for you, simply Click here to print out all the poems and attach one to each Nativity character.

12 Days of Christmas (ring and run)

Here is a "ring and run" activity to do with the children. These items are inexpensive easy, and some times silly.

Buy the items listed below, make their tags, and have the kids start dropping them off, one each day of course, to a special friend on December 13. Do this after dark, or leave them on the porch when they aren't home, and don't get caught! This is a good way to that giving can be fun.
Each day has a cute poem like this one:

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...a partridge in a pear tree. Sorry, but we can't find the partridge, so we are giving you some pears from the tree the partridge flew away from. (attach to a can of pears)

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Revised for the Modern World
by Sarah Murray

12 awesome friends,
11 cool CDs,
10 Adidas jackets,
9 Tickle Me Elmos,
8 WWJD bands,
7 office laptops,
6 laser printers,
5 Webkinz,
4 collect calls,
3 on-line services,
2 Tomigatchis,

Going along with the countdown theme, here's 31 Things To Do at Christmas time.
Feel free to tweak these ideas to accommodate your budget and gift ideas. You can do this on a small scale or as OTT (over the top) as you want!

If you have a list of your own, please share! I'm always looking for new ideas. E-mail me: laurie at executive homemaker dot com (no spaces)