Oh, Christmas memories as a child! I have always loved the winter holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day were always spent with Grandma's, Grandpa's, aunts, uncles and cousins. I looked forward to them each and every year and have such great memories of Christmas time especially, even the year I tripped on a stair throwing my moms freshly made salad EVERYWHERE!
When I had children of my own I was on the look out for the coolest countdown ever, I have yet to replace the felt Christmas tree with candy canes that stuck on with velcro, But we have the same excitement with the countdown. In the past we have made our own candy countdown and of course, the kids love that....anything with sugar!
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This year I found cute little boxes and made a countdown. I'm excited and yes, I may be a little weird but that's okay! The boxes are filled with candy for everyone but Owen, he gets a sticker in each box for his countdown nativity. I also added little notes in a few boxes with extra candy to give to someone who might be having a bad day. I figured they would take the extra to school and just eat it but so far both Bentley and Abby have given their candy away.
I had such magical Christmases that I want my family to have the same kind. We do love Christmas around here and we have some fun times. I hope we are making memories that will last a lifetime.