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Holiday Bucket List & Christmas Memories

Tis' the season of looking back at old holiday pictures and crying because your babies are growing WAY too fast!!

As the holiday season gets closer and closer, I like to plan out a few fun adventures with the kids each year.  This year, I've put together a bucket list of sorts--of ideas you can try with your little ones that might be a good way of getting out the normal weekend routine and having some festive fun!

1. Reindeer Farm or Zoo-Truth be told, I am SO excited to visit this reindeer farm!  The kids are able to feed the reindeer and learn about them and then get to meet Santa!  We also usually try and hit our local zoo--many have Christmas lights at night or reindeer you can see!

2. Nutcracker party-I am seriously considering throwing a Nutcracker themed party for the kids in our neighborhood.  I've been so inspired by the movie that I'm thinking projector movie on the wall, cookies, and lots of fun, festive, decorations!

3. Mailing a letter to Santa-Many cities have LEGIT mailboxes where kids can send their wants/wishes off to Santa.  I actually just read about a really cool program that USPS does called Operation Santa-where children send in their letters and then these letters get 'adopted' and people send gifts to these kiddos from 'Santa'.  How wonderful!  Definitely plan on getting on this if the program is nationwide like it aimed to be last year.

4. Visiting your closest city to see the lights-Wherever you are, there are opportunities to see Christmas lights.  I LOVE to take the kids downtown in the shopping district, out to lunch, and then window shop all of the festive stores.  We usually stop down to see the gingerbread house display that they have every year and score some hot chocolate too.

5. Ice Skating-This one might not be for everyone but it's on our list this year!

6. Polar Express-Not sure we will get to this one but it does sound fun and nearly every city has this!

7. Candy Cane Lane-We do a really small version of this every year in our neighborhood.  We bundle the kids up in strollers, give them some hot chocolate, and then play Christmas music while we walk around a check out everyones decorations--then we usually vote on our faves.

8. Bake, Bake, Bake!! I found this stellar gingerbread Christmas tree that I really want to try and make with Jord.

I'm sure we will fit in a bunch more of little things that make the everyday, ordinary, more magical!!

What are your holiday plans!?

Jaimee Lynne

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