This year, like other pre-children years, I'm planning a bit more. With all of the inspiration on Pinterest I had lots of ideas and resources to choose from. I've got a month of activities planned for us as we prepare for Christmas.
Here's what we're doing, with a couple of gaps that I haven't filled yet:
Veggie Tales Nativity - I found this on sale with a rebate and now I don't have to worry about my good ones breaking!
Felt Christmas Tree
Zoo Lights - free with our zoo membership!
Make Snowflakes - fun with scissors!
Unwrap Christmas Book and read it (wrapping up the ones we already have) - we'll do this a couple of different days.
Buy a new Christmas CD
Felt Ornaments - to add to the felt tree. We'll do this a couple of different days.
Meet Daddy for lunch
Get Christmas Tree
Decorate Tree and house
Make Christmas Cookies
Make Reindeer Ornament
Deliver food to foodbank
Peacock Lane - a neighborhood street that decorates their houses as a group.
Build a Snowman
Make a gingerbread house
Make a button wreath ornament
Deliver socks for homeless men
Christmas Eve Service
The list looks a little overwhelming like this but I'm optimistic that it'll be fun and worth it in the end. The time spent together is better than any gift we could come up with.