December 11, 2006

12 Days of Christmas

I love traditions. I'm always trying to come up with new ones to incorporate into the ones we already have. This year I've decided to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas for my girls, to help ease the pain of waiting until Christmas day to open presents. They are both very excited about it & eagerly waiting to open gift #1. These are all very inexpensive gifts and I probably didn't spend any more than $25 for all 24 presents. I believe that it is more about the thought & the process than the actual gift. I hope that this tradition will be so enjoyed that the girls will look forward to it for many years to come & that it will join the ranks of other family customs such as the Jammy Fairy who leaves new pajamas under everyone's pillows on Christmas Eve. These rituals really make holidays our own and add an extra measure of joy for everyone.

12 comments:

  1. Very cute idea on the 12 Days of Christmas and also the tradition of the jammys under the pillows.

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  2. new to this blog but really enjoying reading it. What a lovely idea. My DD's are all grwon up so enjoy these christamasses when they still enjoy these things.

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  3. Hi Jen thank you for stopping by my first blog. The lady I buy Greengate from has an online shop and will try and get anything that I have seen on the Greengate website.It is a popular brand at the moment so things go fast. I am sure she would love to send abroad (shipping price may be the only stumbling block though).

    I love your blog site, 12 days of christmas idea sounds great.Keep in touch. Merry Christmas. Ginny

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  4. I love the sound of the Jammy Fairy. What a cute idea. Also the 12 days of Christmas. It's so lovely to have family traditions, particularly at Christmas. I love the way you've wrapped the presents.

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  5. Jen, what a brilliant idea! I wish I had little children in our home. Guess my two cats wouldn't care. I love traditions too.

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  6. I used to get PJ's that my Mom made every Christmas Eve and I continued the tradition with my two kids. They are grown now but I have my first grandchild on the way so next Christmas I'll start doing it again. Traditions are wonderful!

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  7. Very cute, Jen! Be sure to tell us how it goes over as you get going...

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  8. Adorable idea Jen! You are such a good Mommy! You are giving your children a precious childhood.
    Kim

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  9. I love starting new traditions and this one sounds wonderful. I know my girls would be thrilled if I did this!
    ~Lia

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  10. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog and just love your packages. Very very adorable.

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  11. what a lovely blog you have. I love the idea of the jammy fairy.. may have to try it... teen girls will love that.. and so will dh. Thanks for sweet comment on my blog.

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  12. Thank you all! The girls opened their first gifts tonight, body butter for Maddie and a deck of purple and pink playing cards for Emma and they were both thrilled. I encourage you all to try this. It really is fun.

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