I got the idea here, and it's a twist on the Twelve Days of Christmas. The blogger suggests focusing on the number instead of the song (so nothing to do with Lord's a Leaping or Maids a Milking). For example, one First Day of Christmas give one item; on the second day give something that comes in pairs, and so on.
I like this idea for tons of reasons, but I mainly love it for all the creativity involved - and anyone who truly loves getting and giving gifts knows that it really is the thought that counts.
For me and mine, I added a little more of a twist, I didn't take the number thing so literal and focused on playing off the number.
Here is the list of things that I'm giving my husband this Christmas, hopefully, it'll give you ideas for a new tradition with your loved ones.
1st Day of Christmas: a hat
2nd Day of Christmas: a pair of sunglasses
|This wonderful photo was taken by our lovely Hannah; Thanks again Hannah!|
5th Day of Christmas: A 5th of his favorite alcohol. (Note: one thing I learned was what "A 5th" is, and for others who don't know, it's a 750ml bottle of alcohol, which is 1/5 of a gallon; there, now you learned something new today!)
6th Day of Christmas: a six pack of his favorite beverage
7th Day of Christmas: his favorite breakfast at 7 a.m.
8th Day of Christmas: a homemade CD of 8 Great songs from the Eighties.
12th Day of Christmas: a watch
Happy Holidays to all!