This past Christmas I tried out a new tradition with my family. I had blogged about it on my other blog but didn't mention it on this one. Silly me!
I wanted to do something that would extend the holidays a little longer. All of my children are adults now (at least chronologically-speaking) so sometimes doing cutesy things doesn't work so well with them.
So I decided the Twelve Days of Christmas would be perfect. Every day from December 26 until January 6th, I gave each of the 4 quasi-adults and Dear Hubby a gift. If you do the math, that is 60 gifts! Good thing I started collecting gifts back last July. Some were only a $1 at the Dollar spot section of Target.....some were as much as $5.00 ($5.00 DVDs at Wal-Mart are great).
Each gift was put in a white lunch sack with a note stapled to the front about a different meaning for each day. Something I got off the internet. Each bag was stamped with their initial and a star(s) for whatever numbers of days it was (bad english, I know....can't help it).
I had a lot of fun collecting the goodies. Suprisingly, everyone really enjoyed it. Even the boys! Dear Son #1 went back to his home with all 12 bags in tow and told me he did not cheat by opening all of them at once.
And the best surprise was.....after Dear Hubby learned what I was doing, he went out and quickly bought 12 little gifts for me so I would have something to open, too. Isn't he just the sweetest guy? He didn't exactly go by the rules. Most of his gifts couldn't fit in the white lunch bags.
This year I hope to do the same thing but I'm going to really put my thinking cap on to come up with a different way to present them. Gotta mix it up!