1. Decorate the house, including at least two homemade decorations. The homemade decorations will be easy ones; I’m thinking I’ll make some yarn trees, and use wrapping paper, 3D letters, and shadow frames to spell out a few Christmas words, like “Merry” or “Noel.”
2. Make a wreath for the front door. I already know the one I’m making; I saw the idea on Pinterest, but I can’t link to it right now. It involves one of those big wooden letters for the first letter of our last name, wrapped in garland, and attached to the door with a red bow. I think it’ll be simple and classy.
6. Make ornaments with the boys -- you know, the cinnamon ones. Andrew, in particular, will love doing this with me.
10. Make gifts for the grandparents. I’m not quite sure what they will be yet, but I’m absolutely positive they will involve handprints and/or footprints.
13. Make some sort of Advent calendar. As much as I like the idea of the boys opening little boxes containing treats, I like the idea of doing activities even more (like the ones listed here). Since I have nothing prepared for this yet, I think I’ll probably just do the twelve days before Christmas so as not to overwhelm the guys, who are still pretty little and easily over-stimulated.
14. Go to the library twice a week to stock up on new Christmas books. Andrew and I went last night and picked out our first batch.
15. Have a family Christmas movie night, complete with hot chocolate.
It’s going to be a busy, and hopefully wonderful, month.