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Santa's Elves
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Is anyone here doing Ali Edwards December Daily; or Shimmille Laines Journal Your Christmas?
I'm doing a combination of both this year.
I would like to see some more prompts for those of us who are past the kids in the house years.
Here is a list of Prompts from Ali Edwards blog. Anyone have any ideals for us older people?

Advent Calendars: 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011
Writing letters to Santa: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Christmas movies: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Trip to play in Snow: 2008, 2010
Baking cookies: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Christmas lights: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
Nativity set: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Wrapping presents: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Notes to Simon and Anna: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Trip to see Santa: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Christmas Cards: 2010, 2011
Starbucks Coffee sleeve: 2009, 2010, 2011
Picking out Christmas Tree: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Twinkle Lights: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Trip to Target: 2008, 2009, 2011
Around the House: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Opening presents: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011
Christmas Jammies: 2009, 2010, 2011
Wrapping Books: 2011
Small Quiet Christmas Eve: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Warm Clothing (favorite sweaters, coats, hats): 2008, 2011
Ornaments: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Simon + Anna’s own Mini tree for their room: 2009, 2010, 2011
Being sick/ resting: 2007, 2010
Homework: 2008
Grocery Shopping: 2008
Quiet relaxing days: 2009
Printed picture of Flikr likes: 2009
Story of Simon and Anna sharing: 2010
Loving…. Prompt: 2010
Movie theater: 2007, 2009, 2010
Trip to Dentist: 2009, 2010
Work day stories: 2008, 2009, 2012, 2011
Gymnastics open gym: 2011

Colleen in PA

Retire Member
Aug 20, 2008

I started following Shimelle's, but I am woefully behind. I think I am more likely to do this for Christmas in July! I need to check out Ali's blog at some point, too! I have 2 little guys at home, so many of the prompts still work for me, but this year the theme for my Christmas Boxes (which I give primarily to single adults living alone and empty nesters) was "Rediscovering the Magic"...too many of us are expected to MAKE the magic of Christmas happen for others and we often forget ourselves in the process. I admit that many of the gifts were geared toward remembering the days when we found "childlike" joy in the little things...a walk to look at the lights, the first snowfall, etc. The last day's gift was a copy of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and a small jingle bell ornament...the enclosed card had an excerpt from the end of the book:

“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”

The feedback has been quite good! Maybe you could write a few journal entries about things like that? How can we translate that childlike wonder and awe into our busy, hectic lives?

The Christmas Bucket list was a great idea, as well. Mine includes places I have visited at Christmastime and others that I would love to get to...

Hope this helps! If you come up with other ideas, PLEASE share! I will do the same!