The holidays this year are one big guessing game. Many traditions, unfortunately, are just not going to be able to happen and many families won't get to spend this time together like they usually would.
But this doesn't mean the Christmas spirit has to be gone completely.
Growing up, one of the things I looked forward to the most during the Christmas season was our advent calendars. My mom would buy us chocolate advent calendars and each morning my younger brother and I would rush to the kitchen to see what chocolate shapes awaited us that day. We also had a family advent calendar. It was a fabric tree that hung on the wall with numbered pockets underneath. Each pocket held an ornament that would attach to the tree so that by Christmas, we had a full Christmas tree hanging on the wall.
Thinking back on these Christmas traditions is what inspired the newest product in our shop. We've created a Christmas in Quarantine Advent Calendar so that you can enjoy Christmas fun even while social distancing. It's called the Quarantine Christmas Countdown and you can check it out in our Etsy shop!
This tree is donned with 24 small activities your family can do together to spread some Christmas cheer. They are not numbered, so you can do them in the order that fits around your own schedule and needs.
Once an activity has been completed, simply color in that ornament. By Christmas morning, you'll have a full Christmas tree hanging on your wall and a month full of fun family memories to look back on.
Who says celebrating Christmas in quarantine can't be fun or magical?
Some additional ideas to make the big day special:
What are some of your ideas for celebrating Christmas in quarantine?
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!