Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Getting Ready For Christmas!

For the past two years, Brad and I have created our version of an Advent Calendar (check them out here & here). Starting tomorrow until December 25th, we are planning a Christmas related event every day. Check out all of activities we have planned,  December is my favorite month!
Jack and I at our local Christmas tree farm for our Christmas photo shoot.

December 1 Taking Jack to get his picture taken with Santa - I'm secretly hoping for this
December 2 Decorating the mantle above the fireplace
December 3 Outside Christmas lights + wreaths will go up
December 4 Heading to the local tree farm to get our tree + decorating it
December 5 Heading to Lights of The South!
December 6 Decorating the entry way
December 7 Signing & mailing our Christmas cards
December 8 Putting Christmas bows on outdoor lights
December 9 Making this yummy holiday cocktail- mine was a virgin drink last year!
December 10 Baking Christmas cookies

December 11 Buying white poinsettias in Savannah, GA
December 12 Making treats for work
December 13 Making homemade cocoa & drinking it by our fireplace
December 14 Visiting our downtown Christmas tree (& celebrating my birthday)
December 15 Finishing wrapping gifts
December 16 Donating to a local charity through Brad's work
December 17 Watching Elf
December 18 Christmas Party at Brad's uncle's house 
December 19 Finishing any last minute Christmas shopping & wrapping
December 20 Heading to our friend's annual Christmas party
December 21 Taking Nico to Petsmart to take her picture with Santa
December 22 Grocery shopping for our Christmas Eve dinner
December 23 Christmas Party at Brad's grandmother's house
December 24 Christmas Eve dinner at our home with my family
December 25 Christmas morning brunch with Brad's family at the Lake

Do you plan on creating your own Advent Calendar? Or do you have any Christmas/Holiday traditions you share every year with your family? I would love to know! Please share them with us.

images via Pinterest


  1. I *love* this!! I am going to work on mine now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. A family calendar Advent calendar is an amazing idea! I love it. Thanks for stopping by our link party last Wednesday (I'm a little late with my thank yous) We have another one up for Wonderful Wednesdays this week. Please stop by! Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row

  3. Children make Christmas so much more special! We'll be taking ours to Santa for the first time next year.

    Video of her... :)

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