Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On the 9th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

I know, traditionally the 12 days of Christmas are celebrated starting Christmas day until Epiphany in January but I liked the idea of celebrating it leading up to Christmas.  I got the idea from a blog I read pretty regularly.  The main point is to just bless your husband in some way on each of the 12 days leading up to or after Christmas.  I must tell you that this has been so much fun for me and by day 6 I could really tell he was enjoying it too, wondering what he would be getting each new day.  I didn't spend much money at all, as a matter of fact most of the things would have been stocking stuffers, and I just had to get creative with some of the other days, but it has been so fun to give him a little something everyday relating to the number of the day.  So, here is what he has gotten so far:

Day 1 - Love and Respect book (he had asked for for his birthday)
Day 2 - gloves
Day 3 - 3 chocolate bars
Day 4 - 1 box of poptarts has 4 packs in it.  A yummy treat!
Day 5 - 5 pack of underwear
Day 6 - 6 bottles of Henry's Root Beer
Day 7 - 7 letters.  Matthew has 7 letters so I wrote him a name poem.
Day 8 - 8 oz can of peppermint hot cocoa
Day 9 - 9 I love you notes that he will find in various places around the house and online today! (maybe he will write a note sharing where he found each of his "I love you" notes later.)
Day 10-12 - shhhhh... it's a secret, I can't tell yet.


  1. Yule festival may interest you, like many old holidays and festivals it too was absorbed by early christianity.

  2. Very fun Nicki! Hope he found them all :0)