Starting December 1st, each day Logan will have a "gift" to open as we count down the days till Christmas. Gifts include both new and used items, crafts to complete, and things to go out and do in the community.
-A trip to go see Santa
-Materials for homemade gifts
-Ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies for friends
-A trip to the light show
-Tin-can craft and a wooden ornament to paint
-A trip to the store to buy our yearly ornament.
-Supplies to make Reindeer food
-Santa candy-- Pez
-A new christmas coloring book and crayons
-A trip to 'Color Me Mine' to paint a gift for Grammy
We tried to plan her gifts according to our schedule and by what we had planned for the days so far. So, since we are going to NYC on the 9th, we made that her gift then. 'The Night Before Christmas' book, we have her opening [wait for it...wait for it...] the night before Christmas :D We got her a Santa grass pet similar to this, which will be her first gift. We hope he will have "hair" by Christmas. Fingers crossed!
We're storing the gifts in our cedar chest to avoid temptation. Logan is on the cusp of age that this concept ideally is comprehensible for. Although Lo seems to understand the concept thus far, I think this idea will be more of an actual learning experience when she is a little older. But still, we will absolutely take everything possible from this experience for sure. I am hopeful and excited.
We are all excited. Excited to be making sweet family traditions. Excited for Christmas. And, excited for the new year.
I hope to post about theses gifts more in depth of how they worked out :]