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Christmas Bucket List

by Kimber Matherne

diy

December 9, 2013

Christmas Bucket List

It's the most wonderful time of the year... I would have to agree! There is no other time that brings out the goodness of people more than Christmas. There is no other time that gives you so much opportunity to teach your children about giving, kindness and how to truly live a beautiful life. And there is no better time to really spend time with your family and make memories. I know that many of my fondest memories from growing up are centered around our holiday traditions and the things we enjoyed together as a family. Now as my kids are becoming old enough to enjoy the magic of Christmas, we are having so much fun creating our own traditions and enjoying all of the special opportunities for togetherness and memories that Christmas brings.

This year we put together a Christmas Bucket list so that our family could make all of these traditions even more fun by checking the list off one by one and seeing how many we can get done before the holidays end! We would love you to join us in this tradition by printing out the list and doing it with your family. We will be posting our Christmas Bucket List pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #TPMChristmasBucketList. Post and tag yours too to share them with us and join in the fun!Christmas Bucket List 2013

Download your 2013 Christmas Bucket List

What’s on your Christmas bucket list for this year?

Kimber is one of two mamas that blog about crafts, food, parenting and their latest pin-wins and pin-fails at The Pinning Mama. When she is not in high gear keeping up with her two kids, she can be found doing photography, cooking or reading. Make sure and follow The Pinning Mama on Pinterest to see what the next pin-win will be, and get exclusive access to fan-only, free printables by liking The Pinning Mama on Facebook.


 

 

 

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I always have a few movies I watch every year - and I like to add a new one each year too - one I haven't seen before...Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel always have new ones.

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One of our favorite new additions to our bucket list is decorating our church for CHRISTmas. A bunch of people from the congregation, a few of our MOPS moms and our pastor and his family all spent the evening decorating the church, singing and dancing to Christmas music and then ended the night with a fun pizza party. Now we are looking SO forward to our family new years eve party at the church. We could not be more thankful that we found this church which has become our home church and now houses our MOPS group as well!!

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Doing crafts with my daughter and taking a Christmas photo...she never sits still.

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Looking at Christmas lights with kids

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Talking around the tree about life in general instead of watching TV or surfing the net - it's been so great!

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Truth in the Tinsel crafts/activities/Bible reading

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Driving around looking at Christmas lights with my kids is the best!!

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cupcakes for jesus

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I want to get a winter photo session in with the kiddos...just waiting for the weather to cooperate.

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Driving around town in our own 'Polar Express' (golden ticket and all!) to see all the beautiful lights, listening to holiday music, and drinking hot cocoa!

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I always thought an advent calendar was just a little cardboard door to open and eat a piece of chocolate. This year I'm actually using our advent calendar to teach my kids the story of Christ's birth!

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There are so many cool advent calendars out there - and lots of different ways to use them for all ages!

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Watching the classic Christmas movies with my kids, spending quality time with the family, and involving my kids as we help the less fortunate.

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Bake cookies, drive around my neighborhood and see people's Christmas lights, and just savor and enjoy my family.

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To get a photo of both girls sitting in the vicinity of Santa without the terrifying look that he is going to kill us for sure!

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I am looking forward to looking at Christmas lights, Christmas Eve Service, seeing Santa and going out to our annual family nice dinner out. My parents take us and it is such a treat to dress up (and normally my girls behave!).

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I hope to make it to Christmas Eve service this year with my 3 children we have missed it the past 2 years and it will be my first attempt with all three by myself.

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Have patience to bake cookies with my 3yr and 2yr old. I'm also excited to see my hubbies face and excitement when he opens his present!

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Make Christmas cookies, watch Christmas movies, enjoy our time together as a family

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Make our own ornaments and make a happy birthday Jesus cake

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To make cookies and candy w the girls

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Snuggling together as a family and watching a Christmas Movie and Roasting Marshmallows in the Fireplace.

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Make gingerbread cookies with my kids.

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Get Christmas cards and gifts delivered on time!

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Making Christmas cookies with my 3 year old and setting up the Little People nativity for her and my 10 month old daughter to play (and learn!) with.

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we get the kids' pj's on, grab some popcorn and go drive around looking at Christmas lights. We also have an Advent Calendar where we read from the Jesus Storybook Bible, one story every day up to Christmas. The kids have heard all the stories before but they look forward to seeing what today's story will be each day!

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We are doing Elf on the Shelf! We love the joy it brings to our daughter each morning!

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We will be home for Christmas this year without visitors so I'm planning to take advantage of that and hit some items on our family bucket list. We plan to cut down a fresh tree, look at lights, make a gingerbread house, drink eggnog while we decorate to the sounds of our Christmas CDs, and, hopefully, build a snowman :-)

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This will be the first time (ever) that I won't be home on Christmas. (We're going early, so no pity party.) My bucket goal is to make this Christmas as fun and memorable as the ones are when surrounded by years of traditions and family. My plan is to go to the local zoo's Nativity scene and the church's Christmas Eve service.

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Going to see The Polar Express in IMAX!

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Each year my bucket list contains many events - going to the zoo, going to Advent Services, caroling, making cookies, going to two church services on Christmas Eve, decorating the house, sending out Christmas cards. But, most important is spending time with family, remembering the true meaning of the season.

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The only thing I really want to do every Christmas is watch Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, It's A Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Story. I love other Christmas movies, too, but these three are must watches!

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We wish to take a Christmas photo in our new home with our new baby girl. Also, my husband and I want to make time for a date to the skating rink downtown when there is live music.

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We always like to bake goodies to give out. Go through our toys & donate to the local shelter. Christmas caroling, first time with our little ones.

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One item on our bucket list is to go on a sleigh ride. We plan to do that Saturday, on our daughter's 3rd birthday.

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Cookies!

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Make a giant gingerbread house with my kids.

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To play in the snow! We are Central California natives, so this is a rarity for us!

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to go see some lights!

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Can't wait to go see the lights in one particular neighborhood here. They go all out (and even have their own facebook page!)

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Christmas Eve service with my family followed by tamales and the Christmas story at home.

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See a live nativity.

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We have an Activity Advent Calendar that we started last year. Two new ones this year that I'm really looking forward to are go to a Living Nativity and see The Nutcracker (special mommy/daughter date).

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Read the birth of Jesus as often as possible and celebrate it!

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Visit a nursing home with homemade cookies to pass out (check!), open a present on the first of December (check!), Drinking hot chocolate during the first snowfall (check!)

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Make and decorate salt dough ornaments with the boys and the hubs!

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Bake together, make gifts, go see the lights, decorate, open a Christmas book a day and read it together.

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Making Christmas cookies together!

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Sledding with my kids, just enjoy seeing christmas through the eyes of my children

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Play in the snow....my kids love playing outside in the snow. Also, making Christmas gifts...I love teaching them to give from the heart.

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Play in the snow with kids and make a snowman, start a Christmas Eve family box with jammies/movies/books/treats, take kids to see lights at Silver Dollar City, have my boys each pick out a Christmas gift for someone they don't know.

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Lights at the zoo!

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Slow down and enjoy the magic of Christmas with my little ones.

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My bucket list this year is to complete sewing new Stockings for our growing family! And make a tree skirt to use next year!

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This year, I plan on *trying* to relax more, concentrate on my family & enjoy the holiday! On my childrens' days off from school, we are going to bake cookies, make crafts & then head out with hot cocoa to enjoy all of the beautiful holiday decorations!!

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We still need to get a photo with Santa at Christmas Tree lane!

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We want to go look at Christmas lights as a family. :)

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Stressing less and focusing on the real meaning of the season- Jesus and time with family

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To finish losing weight and get to my goal (already lost 83lbs) and be healthy!!

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Doing a family Advent time every day, decorating our tree, making gifts for the kids Sunday School teachers!

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Keeping up with my exercise program even during the busy holidays...

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make Christmas cookies, make this years grandparent gift (always made with kids feet, hands, or finger prints), check out Christmas lights

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Christmas at the Galt House!

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Making Christmas cookies & candy cane coffee cakes, going on a Christmas lights cruise on the lake and Christmas lights while singing carols!

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Cut down my own Christmas tree! And I did!!

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Going down to see Christmas in the stockyards and experience the amazement from the eyes of a four year old!

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Operation Christmas Boxes & participating in Elf on the shelf. :)

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To get my tree and nativity up and enjoy time w/ my kiddos!

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Too simply take a step back and worry about doing the 100 of things I think we need to do.

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Our bucket list: go see Christmas lights, attend Christmas program at school, keep it simple, and give out as much joy as possible this Christmas season.

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Going to see the festival of lights, having the girls make their own gifts for our relatives and celebrating Jesus.

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I am doing 12 days of Christmas when the kids are out of school, it will be an adventure everyday! Also getting popcorn and driving around looking at lights, can't wait!

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Driving around looking at Christmas lights and Operation Christmas Child boxes are two of my favorite Christmas "bucket list" activities!

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