December Daily?

Discussion in 'Seasonal Crafts' started by DebbiGall, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. DebbiGall

    DebbiGall Santa's Elves

    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
     
  2. Colleen in PA

    Colleen in PA New Member

    Debbie,

    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!
     

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