I recently stumbled upon Allyson’s blog, All Our Days and her post 12 Days of Christmas: Blessing Your Husband. I thought it was fun and cute, but I figured my husband would think it was cheesy. Then I thought about it some more but dismissed it because obviously she hasn’t been married as long as I have. Then I started thinking, what tokens could I give him that he would find fun and interesting? As it rolled around in my mind for a day or two, I finally decided to do it. I am sure I could find some inexpensive, but interesting items to fill the 12 days…cheesy or not. I started to get excited, as I let the creative juices flow.
I don’t think this has to be just for a husband. You can choose anyone special in your life (a grandchild, parent or neighbor) and design a 12 Days of Christmas surprise for them. I decided that I would start on December 13 and finish on December 24. That is when our family celebrates Christmas together so that would be perfect. I am also going to wrap each gift with a tag that says “on the ___ day of Christmas my true love gave to me…” and then I will ‘try’ to find words to match the tempo of the song. I am not going to stress about rhyming! You might do “on the ___ day of Christmas my grandma (friend, daughter) gave to me…..”.
Here is the list I came up with:
Day 1 – a picture of him and his granddaughters in a magnetic frame for his office (so he can put it on the file cabinet or other metal surface)
Day 2 – 2 books I order for him from Amazon. This book was recommended on the blog over50feeling40.com. I bought the book AND the workbook. Who doesn’t want to live strong, fit and sexy until your 80? Here is the link if you are interested. (I also bought the woman’s version for me – wink!)
Day 3 – A small cookie tin with 3 penguins on it and almond cookies inside-he likes penguins and he likes almond cookies –double score!
Day 4 –4 boot socks (2 pair) – he always needs socks and these are soft and functional.
Day 5 – a five meatball spaghetti dinner (I am sure he will love this one).
Day 6 –6 packages of peppermint hot chocolate mix to take to work.
Day 8 – 8 Hershey kisses (wrapped in a small box)
Day 9 – A list of what I love about you (I planned this for the day I had a hard time finding something for – explaining the choice of the number 9)
Day 10 – A favorite band’s music CD with 10 songs (found at Walmart for $5)
Day 11 – Movie – Ocean’s Eleven (obviously my husband likes movies!)
Day 12 – 12 colored pencils (along with a fun color page like a Celtic knot or something)
There you have it. My 12 days of Christmas gift list, for my hubby. I am fairly excited. He doesn’t know anything about it. It’s going to be fun!
Do you do anything special around the holidays?
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