Christmas Eve Box
A Fun Family Tradition
The idea is to put together a gift box of sorts for kids to open on Christmas Eve. Here is what we put in ours this year (affiliate links provided).
A Book to Read Before Bed- We were in need of a new copy of The Night Before Christmas. Perfect! If you already have this book any holiday book would be a fun addition to your Christmas Eve box. Read it together just before bed.
New Pajamas- Each year we put new holiday pajamas in our Christmas Eve Box. This is so fun for the kids, and in turn they have fresh clean pj's on when you are taking all your photos the next morning.
Santa's Magic Key- this is a fun thing to include in your Christmas box while the kids are little. What is Santa's magic key? It is how Santa gets into the houses without chimneys. We don't have a chimney, so perfect for us! You can make your key simple like I did. I just covered a fancy old key in sequins. You could also print out a free label and poem for your key here. Have your little ones hang the key outside your door just before bed.
Reindeer Food- Making reindeer food with the kids is magical and fun! We made ours a few weeks ago, and then I stashed it away for our Christmas Eve box. Just before bed on Christmas Eve have your kids sprinkle the reindeer food in the yard. While Santa is inside the reindeer will eat the food which helps them stay strong and have the energy to fly the entire world. Simple magical fun for kids!
To make your own reindeer food just mix oatmeal and red and green colored sugar together.
- A favorite holiday movie to watch together as a family
- A package of popcorn for the movie
- Letters from Santa
- Cookie mix to make Santa's cookies before bed
- Final advent
- A craft to make for Santa before bed
Christmas Eve Box
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