The 12 Days of Christmas

Free Printable 12 Days of Christmas
Who doesn’t look forward to the most wonderful time of the year?  The presents, the parties, the food!! Sooo much JOY!  With this time of year there is also a whole lot of giving going on. Food drives, Toys for tots, Giving trees! However do we choose which one to contribute to? Or do we just do them all?? Every year I really make a valiant (if I do say so myself) effort to donate. Whether it’s a buck at the register or my leftover change dropping in Santa’s bucket as I’m leaving the store.  I always feel good about the donation, but I never get to see the results of my good deeds. This year I want to do something more personal. Something more close to home. My solution???

 This is a 12-day Countdown that your family can “gift” to another. Each night you visit the unsuspecting family by leaving a neatly staged gift on the doorstep, ringing the bell, and RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE!! I hope you have some fast runners in your family or else some REALLY good hiding places. 😉 Technically, this form of gifting should begin on Christmas Day and last until January 6th; but oftentimes it’s done earlier in December…..beginning on the 13th of the month and ending on Christmas Eve.  Either way you decide to do it, it’s sure to give you an adrenaline rush!  All you have to do is keep quiet, move swiftly, and NOT FORGET to scout out your hiding spots beforehand! Give the kids a chance to try their hands at the fun of R & R (Ringing & Running)!   Don’t you worry about any of the work either, because I’ve done MOST of the prep for you! Hopefully all of the hard stuff! You’ll find EVERYTHING you need for each day in the beautiful printables! You get the riddles, number tags, and a shopping list to boot! All you have to do is choose that LUCKY family, purchase those gifts, and deliver the packages (without being seen, of course)!! If your kiddos can’t do the ringing and running perhaps they can help pick out and wrap up the gifts! Here is a sneak peak at a few of the riddles (just to get you excited):

  There is plenty more where these riddles came from just check out the above links that I told you about! I’ve included a blank set of riddle cards so you can tailor this activity to that LUCKY family of your choosing! This is a great way to help another family feel special this Christmas season! Did I mention that you don’t need to spend a lot of greenbacks either?!?  I promise you can keep it inexpensive…..it cost me less than $30 to gift all 12 twelve days! You have some time so watcha waiting for……..go get those 12 days of Christmas gifts!!!

About the Author: Lisa M.

I am a wife to one, mom to five, and pet owner to two. I consider myself very fulfilled in this journey we call life. If you were to visit my home, you would quickly discover that my kids come first and above all else. They keep me busy and on my toes, which doesn't leave a lot a wiggle room for much else. But somehow we make it all work and keep chugging along. My husband, Dom, is my rock. He helps me keep my head on straight when I need it the most. I love all the moments that I get to spend with my husband, children, family and friends. They bring me endless joy every day and I cherish them all. In my "extra" time I enjoy movies, girls nights out, date nights, shopping, projects, vacations and sometimes.........doing nothing at all!!

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  1. Thank you so much for still having this posted. I wish I could save the documents. We did this last year and I was scared the docs wouldn’t still be available.

    It was SO fun. I do agree that you need to scout out who you will do. Sad that someone misses out because they have a dog or there are no hiding places or no way to get away fast and undetected. This is definitely a new tradition for us.

  2. I LOVE the ideas…do you possibly have a new link for the shopping list and poems for each day? None of the links are taking me there…Thank you!!!! Merry christmas!!!