Do you have any Christmas Eve Traditions? I have put together a little basket that I have been wanting to do for years, but never seemed to get around to it. But this year I finally got it all together and you get to see what is in our Christmas Eve Basket.
Since we do my mother-in-law's side on Christmas Eve now and are bringing back the tradition of going to The Varity that day as well, I'm giving my kiddos their Christmas Eve basket early.
Pajamas: Each year the kids get holiday themed matching pajamas. I ordered these matching PJ's from an online co-op Facebook Group, but you could very easily find some at bigger retailers, like Gymboree. I'm excited because this year, all the cousins are going to match.
Books: Reading The Night Before Christmas is an every year tradition, but I love gifting them no books too.
The Night Lights Went Out on Christmas by Ellis Paul
Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas by Joy Cowley
The Night Before Christmas (our version is illustrated by Bruce Whatley)
Reindeer Food: Since SweetPea has been in school, we have put out reindeer food for Santa's reindeers. We made ours at my daughter's Christmas party for school, but you could very easily make it as well with some bird seed and sprinkles for the magic. Here's a GREAT recipe for Reindeer Food.
A Christmas Movie: We have Netflix and watch a ton of goodies on there. But we have The Grinch on DVD and it is a Christmas Eve favorite. Check out our faves on Netflix.
Cookie Mix: Betty Crocker or Krusteaz. Whatever kind you choose, your kiddos will love making cookies for Santa because I know mine do.