- Use a vintage Christmas picture or card to make a wooden puzzle.
- Traditions: The 12 Days of Christmas. Pick a family who could you a little extra Christmas cheer this year. Pick 12 gifts and "knock and run" or "doorbell ditch" them each day from December 14th to December 25th. A wonderful story about this is from LDS.org called "The Secret Giver" by Charlotte Goodman McEwan.
- Make a homemade treat (something that your known for) & deliver to friends, neighbors or family. Better yet, have your children deliver the goodies.
- Traditions: Have your kids decorate their own Christmas tree. They can decorate it any way they want and keep it in their room. That way you can have the "nice" tree in the living room :)
- Make a felt Mr. Potato Head for your kids. This is a great item to bring to church to play with!
- Traditions: Make fleece blankets, and donate them or deliver them to the less fortunate, who don't have a warm place to stay. Take along some sandwichs and water to deliver also. Tutorial for the fleece blanket can be found at A Chelsea Morning (scroll down just a bit for the tutorial). You will need about 2 yards for a larger size blanket.
- Give a roll of Christmas wrapping paper with this note attatched to it.
As we wrap gifts for those we love let us remember
the greatest gift we will ever receive was also
wrapped and delivered to save us all.
for unto you is born this day in the
city of David a Saviour, which is Christ
the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling
clohes, lying in a manger. Luke 2: 11-12
And he brought fine linen, and took himdown,
and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in
a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock, and
rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulcher.
- Traditions: Go Christmas Caroling and take along a simple homemade gift!