I've always wanted to have a Christmas Eve tradition for my children, as the evening of Christmas Eve has and likely always will be free for us (besides going to church) and this tradition seems to be perfect.
What I love about this box is that it doesn't take too much buying as many things are reused each year and as the kid's get older, I can easily change up items. There are numerous things that you can add to your box such as pajamas, reindeer food, cookies to bake for Santa and much more.
Below is a breakdown of our box:
The Night Before Christmas Book
(she opened this last Christmas Eve)
Cookie plate and mug for Santa
(a set that belongs to this box from my mother)
The Key to Christmas
(another gift from my mom when I was pregnant)
Mickey Mouse Book and Movie:
Each year I intend to purchase a new Christmas movie and book for us to read and watch that Christmas Eve for before bed. This is perfect for our box each year.
This is a glass personalized ornament that I left wrapped up for photos
Her Christmas pajamas weren't cheap, so she's been wearing them all December. I decided to add slippers to her box for winter time!
M&M's for Santa Cookies:
We are hopefully going to bake some cookies that night for Santa and add a touch of Christmas M&M's to them. As she gets older, we'll start making reindeer food too -- something I want to add to the box.
This is a very simple tradition, and since most items are reused each year it really isn't that pricey (unless you choose to make it that way). I can't wait to add on each year and have a giant ole' box for my children. This box was perfect as it contains the legend to Santa's cookies in the inside of the box for my girls to read each Christmas Eve.
What's in your box? What's your Christmas Eve tradition?