Happy December 1st! Can you believe we are in the last month of 2021?! I can not ha! Today I wanted to share how I’m going to attempt to do my own advent calendar or 25 Days of Christmas if you will. Each day will be a something Christmas related. Some faith based, some more commercial if you will.
When I saw this house at Hobby Lobby [I’ll see if they have it in stock again, if not I’ll link similar if I can find one] I envisioned making my own advent calendar or 25 of days of Christmas with it. I pictured sitting down with Christmas music playing in the background, maybe a Christmas or Holiday candle burning + writing out each day’s activity.
I know I know, thats light straight out of a Hallmark movie ha! But I wanted to really get in the holiday spirit + get excited for this ya know? I’ll be honest, sitting down with the perfect Hallmark movie atomosphere didn’t happen. But getting in the holiday spirit did!
So how I thought this would work is I’d do a mix of faith based things like reading specific passages in the Bible about the story of Jesus, reading my devotional specifically for advent, things like that. Mixed in with commercial or societal things like purchase gifts for people, send holiday cards, watch popular Christmas movies.
Then I want to sprinkle in some random acts of kindness, self care, + giving to charities. Some can repeat, some will be a one time thing. Because this is my first year of doing this so we’ll see how it goes + I’ll tweak it as I see fit.
✨ 25 Days of Christmas ✨
#1. Decorate for Christmas [I cheated + did this already]
#2. Read my Advent devotional because that really helps me get into the spirt of things! + Commit to reading everyday because it really is important.
#3. Watch a Holiday Movie because that is just the thing to do ha!
#4. Go pick out the Christmas tree so I can enjoy for a the whole season!
#5. Remember my Grandpa on this day because it is his 3rd Heavenly Birthday. I miss him everyday.
#6. Finish up buying any gifts I need that I haven’t already gotten. This year I started early and I’m proud to say I’m almost done!
#7. Donate to Adopt a Platoon because they deserve all our love + support all year round!
#8. Watch another holiday or Christmas movie because well, why not ha!
#9.Do a check in with myself to make sure that I’m being super intentional about the gifts I purchases, the gifts I asked for, how I’m spending my time. And remember the real reason for this season.
#10. Set out to find someone who needs a little extra help + help them.
#11. Make a Hot Chocolate Bar + enjoy nice cup in front of the fire with twinkle lights around me.
#12. Starting wrapping the gifts that I have so I don’t have to do it all in one sitting.
#13. See if I can find a Christmas village + walk around!
#14. Start making the Armenian foods that we love to enjoy on Christmas like Choreg!
#15. Bundle up + get in the car with hot chocolate + cookies + go look at Christmas lights on peoples houses while listening to Christmas music.
#16. Make Christmas cookies to have for guests + to give away!
#17. Make a Hot Chocolate Bar + enjoy nice cup in front of the fire with twinkle lights around me.
#18. It seems stilly but start picking out Holiday Outfits so I don’t have to waste time on the day of!
#19. Set out to find someone who needs a little extra help + help them.
#20. Make sure I have all the ingredients I need to prepare all the food for Christmas Eve + Christmas Day.
#21. Take a night + have a self care night. Do all the beauty things while wearing the comfiest pjs + listening to soft jazz Christmas music in the back ground. Rest up before all the festivities.
#22. Set out to find someone who needs a little extra help + help them.
#23. Set out to find someone who needs a little extra help + help them.
#24. Read the Night Before Christmas because that is a staple tradition in my family. Have been doing it for 35 years now.
#25. Read the story of the birth of Jesus because thats what this season is all about!
And thats it! So as I thought of things to do, I realized some aren’t as fun + exciting but necessary in my opinion. I’m excited to see how this goes!
So tell me. Are you doing an advent calendar this year? If so, what/how do you do it? Tell me in the comments below! I’d love to know! Oh + while I have you here lol don’t forget to subscribe to the blog via your email so you never miss a post! And then! Come say Hi! on Pinterest + Instagram: @jennniferlynn11! I’d love to hear from you + connect!
Thank you so much for being here + reading 25 Days of Christmas !! It means so much to me! 🤍✨
Always Sparkle and Shine Bright…