I haven't the perfect place to hang my chain yet, above the pantry is where it currently is, but I don't love it there. It needs to be high enough so the baby can't rip it apart, but still in a fun spot.
Below is a list of my activities, they are Christmas traditions from years past, and some new ones we want to start as a family. My family has a "Christmas book" with Christmas stories that my Mother has collected over the years, so we have reading out of that book on a couple of different days. What are some of your traditions? I would love to hear them, please leave a comment below, I want to incorporate different things each year.
Countdown to Christmas activities:
01: Write a letter to Santa
02: Read a story from the "Christmas Book"
03: Watch one of the Christmas Classic movies, Rudolph, Frosty, etc.
04: Church Christmas Party
05: Drive through the neighborhood and look at lights
06: Go caroling at a nursing home
07: Make Jingle Bells
08: Buy a soft toy from IKEA and donate it to Toys 4 Tots. (IKEA donates $1 from every soft toy sold to UNICEF, 2 good deeds in one!)
09: Bake treats and give to the neighbors
10: Go to Temple Square and see the lights
11: Go to the family Christmas Party
12: Read a story from the "Christmas Book"
13: Make candy cane reindeer
14: Visit Ogden's Christmas Village
15: Read a story from the "Christmas Book"
16: Watch Elf
17: Listen to Christmas songs as we travel to Grandma's house down south
18: Christmas dinner with Grandpa & Grandma B
19: Watch home movies from Christmas' past
20: Read a story from the "Christmas Book"
21: Watch Charlie Brown's Christmas movie
22: Make snow globes
23: Bake gingerbread cookies
24: Read the Christmas story from the bible and talk about Christ's birth.