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As I am writing this post it is 47 days until Christmas. Life is coming at me pretty fast this year and I haven’t been on top of Christmas presents. I am set with my Night Before Christmas Box. This is one of my favorite Christmas Traditions. It sets the tone for Christmas day and helps my kids get to bed the night before Christmas.
How to make A ‘Twas the Night before Christmas box
This is going to be the easiest how to. Find a large box with a removable lid and cover with durable wrapping paper. I say durable, so you don’t have to recover this every year. Mine so far has lasted 5 years and going strong. We also use it for Christmas storage when it’s not holiday season. See it serves multiple purposes. You so need to make this!
What to put into your CHristmas Box
- Pajamas for the whole family. Getting PJs for the whole family to put on the night before Christmas helps to ensure nice Christmas morning photos. You can have your whole family match or just coordinate. It’s also fun to find goofy PJ’s for everybody to wear! Click on any of the images below to check out more outfits.
2. A new Christmas book. I love having an opportunity to add to our library. We get out our Christmas books and pop them in our Christmas book box, so it’s easy for the kids to pick up and enjoy all Christmas. I try to add to our home library when ever I can. This year I think I might add a personalized Christmas book. My kids always get excited when they see their own names in a book. Click on the image below to check out one for yourself from “I See Me” line of personalized books.3. Snacks for Reindeer and Santa. This is fun for the kids to dig out of the box and set up the carrots, cookies, with Santa’s mug and plate. Obviously these are perishable items, so you can’t stock this part up early. We have a special mug and plate that only is for Santa, the kids love setting this up in the right place in the house so Santa doesn’t miss it. Click on any of the images below to order one today to have in time for Christmas Eve.
4. Other Ideas: Make your box your own. You can add a Christmas movie with movie treats. A new ornament to hang on the tree. A Christmas puzzle to set up and work on Christmas Day as a family. Hot chocolate and new mugs for the family with peppermint sticks. A new stuffed animal to go to bed with and hug on Christmas Eve night.
Make It Monday for Christmas
This ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Box is a great way to kick off Christmas Day. It sets the kids up for getting off to bed all in their PJs, the book calms them down to maybe be able to fall asleep, and you never forget to leave a treat for Santa to refresh him as he delivers his gifts! Make this one of your own memorable Christmas traditions your children can pass on to their children. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all!