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Advent Activity Calendar

Advent and 12 Days of Christmas Activity Calendar 2014


1 Get a Christmas Tree.

2
Set up the tree.

Make an ornament.

3
Decorate the tree.

4
Set up the Nativities.

St. Nicholas Day.
Set out the Santas.

7
Get greens and mistletoe and decorate the house with them. Have hot cocoa when we get home.
8
Baking Day
Fruitcake, Pinwheel Cookies, North Pole Cupcakes
9
Polar Express Movie Night


10
Make wreaths.


11
Begin making gifts.


12
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Prepare for St. Lucia Day.
Make Saffron Buns and gingerbread.

13
St. Lucia Day
Breakfast in Bed for Parents!

Make Swedish Wooden Star ornaments.


14
Bake and put together gingerbread houses.


15
Cookie Baking Day : Melted Snowmen

16
First Day of Hanukkah.
Light the menorah.
17
Las Posadas
Have a Mexican teatime.

(Our 25th
Anniversary!)
18
Baking Day: Russian Tea Cakes, Gfcf Christmas Cut-out Sugar Cookies, gingerbread men

19
Celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

 20
Anniversary Dinner and Secret Santas Shopping at Brenda's.
Decorate gingerbread houses.
Drive around and look at lights.

21 
First Day of Winter
Christmas at Brenda's.


23
Finish any activities we want to complete before Christmas day.

24
Christmas Eve, 
Open a present or two.

25
Christmas Day,
Read the Christmas story from the Bible.

26
2nd Day of Christmas,
Feast of St. Stephen.
Deliver gifts.


27
3rd Day of Christmas;
Male a Yule Log.



28
4th Day of Christmas,
James' Birthday Celebration

29
5th Day of Christmas
Feast of the Holy Innocents, 
Make Walnut Fortunes.
30
6th Day of Christmas
Make Christmas Crackers.

31
7th Day of Christmas, 
Have a New Year's Eve celebration

1
8th Day of Christmas, Have a New Year's Day dinner with Hoppin' John and play games.

2
9th Day of Christmas;
Watch a Christmas movie.
3
10th Day of Christmas; 
Play games and roast marshmallows at the fireplace.


4
11th Day of Christmas;
Make a treat and have a Christmas tea.
5
12th Day of Christmas
Have a Twelfth Night party.









11 comments:

  1. I love that you celebrate 12 days of Christmas! For most families it's over on 25th. Great tradition!

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  2. I love this. What a great collection of activities to do for Advent. I'm still thinking through our plans, but I've got a start on them.

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  3. What an awesome list of ideas.
    Blessings, Dawn

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  4. Ha! I couldn't keep the decorations up for the whole 12 days after Christmas. Once they're up they are constantly being fiddled with by the children, the candy cane knocked off and eaten by the dog, the two cats think the tree is real and attempt every single year to scale it and I'm sure if I let the chickens in the house they'd nest in it! If I could get away with putting it up Christmas eve and taking it down Boxing day I would, only I'm not allowed!!

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  5. Wow, sounds like you have such a special month of activities ahead of you! I just love all the various multicultural celebrations :)

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  6. This is great! Just the kind of activity advent calendar we need! We're hopping in now (a little late after all our birthday celebrations..) xxx

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  7. I love the idea of a twelfth night party!! Fun! :) Our church began a "Posada" this year- we have a large Mexican/American community and they had each church ministry group host a night. We did not make it this year, but hope to next. We look at lights on the Feast of St. Lucy (I think the 13th) in her honor. Your calendar is awesome!

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  8. Just popping by to wish you a very merry Christmas and a new year full of wonderful things!

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  9. Oh Phyllis I LOVE this. I wish I had seen it earlier in the month. You always do the most fun things~~ I want to wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas. You are such a blessing to me and I just pray for a wonderful day and New Year. Hugs and love.

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  10. How fun. It looks like a great calendar of activities!

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  11. What beautiful activities and wonderful time spent together. I absolutely love it!!

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