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!