Is there any other time of year as wonderful as the Christmas season? I am always so sad when it is over- it seems to go too fast! Many times you’ll hear someone say, “I wish we could keep the spirit of Christmas all year long.” In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can sometimes lose that Christmas spirit as soon as the holiday is over. This year, you can help your family focus on keeping the Christmas Spirit in your hearts and minds all year. This idea came from my friend- her family calls it “The 12 Months of Christmas” and here is how it works:
Each January they pick 1 or 2 families to be a “Secret Santa” to. They drop off a small gift and special challenge each month of the year, trying not to be caught or seen. The gifts and assignments are small and simple, but they are sweet reminders of the true meaning of Christmas with ideas on how we can keep a happy, helpful spirit in our homes all year long.
I made some free printables for you to enjoy- take a look:
12 printable gift tags, a gift idea sheet and a copy of The White Stocking poem.
This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in December 2011