We wrote Christmas letters to soldiers.
Sleep masks and puzzles for upcoming road trips:)
Family movie nights.
Every year we add ornaments to our tree that represent things that happened during the year.
Chocolate that looks like gold is always a hit with middle schoolers!
I knew there would be spirit week during school so I added items for those dress up days leading up to holiday break.
I surprised them with a meet and greet experience with the Grinch and this is how I told them:)
Having triplets can be challenging to get one on one time. Also, it's important to us to teach our kids to think of others. We started a tradition in our home years ago where the kids open their gifts from their siblings first. I love watching them think of the other and their interests while shopping. One of the advents I created these "gift certificates" and planned singleton dates to do their shopping. We had the best time and it helped me plan our shopping dates before my ADHD time blindness could happen!
Bells and yo-yos
Holiday socks (these were a top 3 fav)
Chapstick--again, knowing we would be travelling over holiday and would need this anyway
Whether you prefer a physical calendar with treats or a digital one with activities, an advent countdown is a fun and festive way to get into the holiday spirit. I hope this has been an inspiration to you and yours. Merry Christmas!