Last year, I made these boxes for the 12 Days of Christmas. Inside each box is a little card that tells what what we are going to do that day and usually an ornament that depicts in some way what that activity is.
Today, Day 1, was "Go Look at Lights." This is a tradition that I have been doing every year of my life since, well, as long as I can remember. My mom would load us in the car and we would drive and drive...
... which is exactly what we did. Pajamas are a necessity on these trips. So is hot chocolate. And singing. There was lots of singing.
We also started a new tradition this year, to go along with the 12 Days. I wrapped 12 Christmas books and each day we unwrap one to read. Eventually I will accumulate enough books to have enough for 25 days in December, but 12 days is a good place to start. Today we read The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn. It is fun to have holiday books that we only read at certain times of the year. I think this would be fun to try for other holidays.
I hope that you and your family are having a cozy December!