Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Our Christmas Bucket List

  • Buy Christmas decorations as needed.
  • Put up outside decorations.
  • Make Christmas balls.
  • Make Christmas cards.
  • Baking Day, or two or three or four...
  • See the Nutcracker ballet.
  • Put out shoes for Saint Nicholas day.
  • Celebrate Saint Nicholas day.
  • Go ice skating.
  • Go window shopping.
  • Get a Christmas tree.
  • Get greens and mistletoe and have hot cocoa when we get home.
  • Make kissing balls and pomander balls.
  • Go to our Homeschool Christmas party.
  • Make wreaths.
  • Make salt dough ornaments.
  • Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe day.
  • Perform in a Christmas Play.
  • Make buns for St. Lucia day.
  • Play in the snow (if there is any.)
  • Make angel necklaces to give as gifts.
  • Make Christmas candy.
  • Go caroling.
  • Make Gingerbread houses.
  • Make sugar cookies.
  • Go to our Homeschool Cookie Baking party.
  • Celebrate Las Posadas.
  • Go to an Anniversary dinner and shop for family Secret Santa gifts.
  • Have a Christmas movie night with lots of popcorn and hot cider.
  • Drive around to see the Christmas lights and drink hot cocoa.
  • Roast marshmallows by the fire.
  • Have a Christmas teatime.
  • Make a Christmas craft, such as snow globes.
And for all of you that do the 12 Days of Christmas, you will understand that our Christmas celebrating lasts until Epiphany on January 6. These are on my list of things to do after Christmas Day.
  • Celebrate the Feast of Saint Stephen.
  • Celebrate James' 13th birthday.
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve.
  • Celebrate New Year's Day
  • Have a Twelfth Night Party.


  1. Looking forward to seeing pictures! What an awesome list you have there. We are "frozen in" right now from the ice storm on Thursday night/ Friday morning. No salt trucks down here. Grateful for electricity and the family time :) Enjoy your weekend! Happy belated feast of St. Nicholas!

  2. What a fun list. I haven't done anything with the kids to celebrate Epiphany in the past, but I think I will this year.
    Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

  3. I love your list. You all are going to have so much fun. I can't wait to see your kissing balls. I have never tried to make those.
    Blessings, Dawn

  4. Oooohhhhhh, a 12th Night Party, that sounds fun.

  5. This is a great list. I also like the idea of a 12th night party! Enjoy this wonderful season!


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