Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Making Christmas Memories - 25 Days of Christmas Activity Cards



Karen from Simply Fun Families sent me this lovely "25 Days of Christmas" kit recently and I wanted to share it with you. I think it's such a beautiful way of encouraging families to bond in the busy weeks leading up to Christmas.

Karen and I are both big fans of Katrina Kenison's book "The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir." I also love Kenison's "Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry." Essentially both books are about taking time to slow down and enjoy life with your children while they are still young.


Karen has taken this message to heart. She has created a business geared to inspiring parents to make wonderful memories with their kids. The "25 Days of Christmas" kit contains 35 inspiring activity cards, five blank cards for you to personalize and 25 envelopes dated from December 1st to 25th. It can be used year after year.


All you have to do is sit down with a calendar and select activities that will suit your family's schedule, organizing them in the dated envelopes provided. Or, just wing it like me. I figure I can select a card in the morning when I know better what our day is going to be like!

The kit comes with fun suggestions for how to deliver the cards to your children each day. You can have a daily mini treasure hunt or display the cards as a garland, for example.

I'm looking forward to the "Let's take some time today to snuggle up and watch a Christmas movie with popcorn" card. It comes with suggestions for family Christmas movies on the back.

Buy a Christmas activity kit here or visit and like Simply Fun Families on Facebook here.

What is your favourite Christmas tradition?




11 comments:

  1. I love this idea! So important too at such a busy time of year. Our favourite tradition is the day we pull out all of the decorations and put up our tree. We pull out each decoration and remember where or who they came from, we crank the Christmas tunes and eat snacks all day.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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    1. Oh I love tree decorating day too Pia. And "eat snacks all day" sounds like a good plan! ;)

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  2. Really beautiful! I love this collection of cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. I sincerely love this idea!!!

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    1. Enjoy the holiday season with your littles Wendy. :)

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  4. This is a great idea for busy families to really savor the season together. Of course, cards of any sort, I usually go ga-ga over anyway as you see over at www.ritewhileucan.com We have a family tradition of making chelsea buns (some call them cinnabuns) every Christmas Eve from scratch. The kids love kneading the dough!

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    1. That sounds like my kind of tradition Barb! Yum!

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  5. well, i must confess that I loved the idea, it is just amazing, and moreover that, the way you write is just awesome. I too have a website, i really hope that you will like it.

    abhijit.snydle.com/christmas-activities.html

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  6. Hi there! As the creator of 25 Days of Christmas (now called Countdown to Christmas) I am so grateful for your review of this family tradition, and I want to share with your Community some exciting updates for 2014 :

    Mastermind Toys Retail Store is now offering the Limited Edition Countdown to Christmas Activity Kit at retail stores across Canada. This Kit (described in the above review) comes in a vintage tin and includes 40 activity cards, tips and tricks for delivering all the fun, as well as dated envelopes to organize your activity cards for each day in December.

    NEW FOR 2014, I am also offering a PRINTABLE PDF VERSION through Simply Fun Families' website & online store. This version is called Countdown to Christmas Printable Card Set, and it enables you to download and print all of the cards included in the Limited Edition Kit as a 12 page PDF. So if you are beyond Canadian borders , or if your local Mastermind Retail Store has sold out, you can still enjoy all the activities offered in this kit for the coming Christmas Season by ordering online. You will find your PDF in your email within minutes of completing your online order. You can find it at http://simplyfunfamilies.com/christmas-activity-kit/

    If you are dreaming of a Holiday Season that brings the Spirit of the Season to your home and makes it super easy to deliver a little burst of festive fun to your family each day leading up to Christmas, then take a peak at Countdown to Christmas from Simply Fun Families!

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    1. Congratulations Karen! Exciting changes. :)

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