12 Day of Christmas Printables

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A few years ago I shared how our family does the 12 Days of Christmas each year for some neighbors that are elderly and alone for the Holidays. In that post I shared the poems my mom wrote for each package.  But this year I took it up a notch and used Crystal Wilkerson's Be Merry kit to make some printable tags for you.  I hope you enjoy them.   There are 18 printable tags so you can have some extras or just print out the ones you want. :)   This is a compressed (zipped) file.  Once downloaded, just right click and unzip. All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file. Please link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you use our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Ideas

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One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is the 12 Days of Christmas.  For as long as I can remember, my mom has been making up fun little packages of 12 Days gifts for widows or widowers.  She would drive up to 40 miles to deliver these packages, most the time not even knowing the person who was recieiving them, just finding out that they needed Christmas cheer. We have kind of done this on and off for a few years, but decided to pick this up last year as a family and delivered one bag full of fun gifts to a single lady who doesn't have family near.  It was so exciting to drop the bag off and run and just know that she was going to have a fun surprise awaiting her each night til Christmas.  This year we are going to deliever to her again and two other elderly couples in our neighborhood.  We can't wait.  It is such a great thing to teach my young daughters that the real joy in Christmas comes from giving and not receiving. So here is how you can do the 12 Days of … [Read more...]