Tuesday, January 6, 2009

12 Days of Christmas.....


This past Christmas season I tried something new with my family. I decided to focus more on the "reason for the season" and settle with the 12 Days of Christmas. Every day from December 26 until this morning, I gave each of my 4 (grown) kids and Dear Hubby a gift. If you do the math, that is 60 gifts! Good thing I started collecting gifts back in July. Some were only a $1 at the Dollar spot section of Target.....some were as much as $5.00. Each was put in a white lunch sack with a note stapled to the front about a different meaning for each day. Something I got off the internet. Each bag was stamped with their initial and a star(s) for the number of day it was.


I had a lot of fun collecting the goodies. Suprisingly all the kids (ages 19-29) and Dear Hubby really enjoyed it. Even the boys! Dear Son #1 went back to his home with all 12 bags in tow and told me he did not cheat by opening all of them at once.

Blessings, Cathi

4 comments:

Julie said...

that's a really cute idea cathi!
julie

Pam at Antique or Not said...

What a sweet idea!

Jeni said...

I think what a great idea.....you sound like a lovely mum ...making the family very happy

Mary said...

Terrific! Thanks for the idea.