Monday, November 30
Sunday, November 29
Saturday, November 21
Friday, November 20
Thursday, November 19
Wednesday, November 18
Tuesday, November 17
Monday, November 16
Sunday, November 15
Friday, November 13
Preparing for a Beautiful Nativity
November 15: Set Up Nativity Countdowns/ Clean out fridge and Pantry and grocery shop for Lenten foods
November 16: plant paperwhite and/or amaryllis bulbs in pots to enjoy indoors during the Nativity season.
November 17: purchase chocolate coins and small gifts for Saint Nicholas Day!
November 18: organize, dust, and style your bookshelves. Set aside books you no longer want for donation.
November 19: tidy children's play areas and cull toys for donation.
November 20: donate money and/or canned goods to your local food pantry for Thanksgiving Clean and organize bathroom cabinets and drawers
November 21: Celebrate the feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God in the Temple (New Calendar)! Tidy the linen closet.
November 22: Go through clothing drawers. Set aside clothing to donate.
November 23: Tidy closets and set aside things to donate.
November 24: purchase and plant bulbs to plant for the spring.
November 25: Get ready for Thanksgiving!
November 26: Happy Thanksgiving!
November 27: Research Christmas activities in the area
November 28: Plan Christmas gift lists and organize/declutter dvds and cds.
November 29: plan your Christmas menu and the outfits your family will wear to church!
November 30: Tidy hall closet(s) and begin lists for Nativity celebrations, foods, treats, parties, etc.
December 1: Bring out Christmas books. Try your hand at making citrus ornaments!
December 2: Tidy craft supplies and Make applesauce/cinnamon ornaments
December 3: Straighten bedside tables and plan Christmas cards.
December 4: Tidy kitchen cabinets and plan Christmas cookie and treat bakes
December 5: Listen to a recording of The Messiah and freshen up the laundry room
December 6: Happy Saint Nicholas Day! Plan Christmas guest lists and finalize charitable Christmas giving
December 7: tidy cleaning supplies and add a new Christmas book or album of music to your Christmas collection.
December 8: Watch a Christmas movie as a family
December 9: organize and weed through board games and decorate mantle.
December 10: Preparing for a Beautiful Nativity: purchase things to make a gingerbread house (now or later) and deep clean the bathroom(s).
December 11: Deep clean the bedroom(s).
December 12: deep clean the hallway(s) and entrance.
December 13: Joyous Feasts of Saints Lucia and Herman! Add twinkle lights or candles to your windows and deep clean the living room.
December 14: Decorate the outside of your house!
December 15: Hang a wintery wreath on your front door and take a drive to look at Christmas lights!
December 16: Hang stockings and deep clean the dining room.
December 17: Put out the nativity set and deep clean the kitchen.
December 18: wrap gifts and deep clean the playroom/area of your home.
December 19: Put out Christmassy/wintery soaps by the sink(s) and run errands.
December 20: Do some paper crafts and put out Christmassy scented candles.
December 21: Put out a Christmas centerpiece on your table and choose a new ornament for your Christmas tree.
December 22: Decorate the Christmas tree!
December 23: Wrap any leftover gifts
December 24: Last minute preparations for Nativity
December 25: Joyous Feast of Nativity!