This month leading up to Christmas I took the opportunity to plan a few experiences to add to our December memories.
I found a place locally that would be having a Grinch Meet and Greet. I was working on our Advent countdown calendar at the time. The day the meet and greet was planned, I made sure our advent correlated with this meet and greet.
I found the cutest Grinch bow ties (3 pack!) at Walmart. I wrote a simple card "Grinch meet and greet today!" to fill our Advent box for that day.
This was an easy way for me to carve out some time to make a memory we would have wanted to do anyway but without the forethought to plan it out wouldn't have happened.
The Meet and Greet was a little bit geared to younger kids. There was a bounce house and a jenga tower competition that the boys got into! At the end of the day, they thanked me for taking them and we had a good time!
TIP: check your local city's calendar of events for things going on each month that you wouldn't normally do and create an experience gift around it