We thought it would be fun to countdown to Christmas each night with a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly. If you would like to share a craft, recipe or tradition that your family enjoys – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We’ll possibly feature you one night this month……..
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve – and many of us finally sit down and call it quits with shopping, planning, decorating and the general craziness that surrounds such an essentially sacred, peaceful day. Christmas Eve is a good time to transition (if you haven’t already) to focusing your family on the birth of the Christ child!
I was reading my friend Laurie’s blog (PassionatePennyPincher) and she posted about this adorable Nativity Printable you can have your kids color. She found it over on Catholic Icing – and it’s a great way to use up all those long empty wrapping paper tubes. You can use it a centerpiece to your Christmas Eve feast – and remind your children about the Christmas story in the process.
If you have a nativity set, consider leaving the Baby Jesus out of the scene until Christmas morning – to instill that sense of anticipation. We always wait to add our Wise Men until Epiphany – which is January 6 (The 12th Day after Christmas)
Another way to make Christmas Eve special is to read the Christmas Story before bedtime. We do this each year – gathering on the couch as a family while my husband reads Luke 2:1-20. Another appropriate Christmas Even reading is Isaiah 9: 2-7 (The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light)
How do you make Christmas Eve special with your family?
Don’t miss out on any of our nightly posts in our 25 Days of Christmas Fun Series. Join us tomorrow night for more Christmas Fun !
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Loving Your Spouse
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Snowman Soap Craft
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Family Movie Night
25 Days of Christmas Fun: HO HO HO DIY Project
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Marshmallows Here, There & Everywhere
25 Days of Christmas Fun: No Fail Cooking Tips
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Marbleized Ornaments with Nail Polish
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Snowman Soup
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Saltine Cracker Toffee or “Pine Bark”
25 Days of Christmas Fun: 5 Pretty Centerpieces You Can Make
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Ribbon Wreath Craft
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Snowman Crunch
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Kid-Friendly Finger Foods (Sausage Balls & Smokies in a Blanket)
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Hot Ham & Cheese Sliders & Chocolate Pretzel Wreaths
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Reindeer Food
25 Days of Christmas Fun: Salt Dough Ornaments (And a little ramble down memory lane)