Keep the Christmas spirit in your home all year long with this darling 12 Months of Christmas activity.
We love The 12 Days of Christmas, and we have printable tags and a vintage countdown that prove it! But we also love a reason to celebrate Christmas all year, and this fun activity does just that!
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:
The 12 Months of Christmas
The gifts and assignments for this activity are small and simple, but they serve as sweet reminders of the true meaning of Christmas and they have ideas on how we can keep a happy, helpful spirit in our homes all year long!
ITEMS NEEDED –
- free printables (download below)
- 12 small gifts, as outlined
- Each January, pick 1 or 2 families that you will be a “Secret Santa” to.
- Drop off a small gift and special challenge each month of the year, trying not to be caught or seen.
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Our 12 Months of Christmas Pack comes with 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
Stephanie – I love surprises, and your Secret Santa plan for a year is so exciting. I have printed off your suggestions and have just the right person to send these gifts to. I hope I can keep it a secret all year and see what happens! I believe it will inspire any person we choose to “treat to a Secret Santa” will grow and bloom into a beautiful soul. Thanks for all these fantastic ideas! I’ve been a secret Santa to someone for 12 days of Christmas, and this annual treating should be even more fun!
This is so awesome, thanks so much for sharing your experience with me!
I love this idea. I did this for a neighbor years ago and it was so much fun! Love the printables ! laura
I’m so glad you loved them and they worked out great for your neighbor!
I’ve tried to add many of your things using Pinterest…i get to the spot and it is just gray and I cant add it. HELP…you have such unbelievable things. I have no trouble pinning anything else.
I LOVE this idea!!! Thanks for sharing:)
I want to download this but I’m having issues with Scribd…can you help so I don’t have to retype everything?
thaks in advance,
I just emailed you- let me know if it doesn’t come through.
I would like to cownload this but don’t know how. Sorry, I’m a grandma computer trainee.