I can hardly believe it’s almost Christmas time, and I’m in full-blown preparation mode over here! A trip to Walgreens reminded me there are Christmas items ready to purchase and one even inspired me today to give a special side gift to Jacob before the big day!
We’re already seeing party invites roll in and our schedules fill up fast. I love that I get to spend time with those I love, but I always have the reminder that even during the holiday season the person I love most and want to spend the most time with is my husband!
I’ve given him A Year of Dates (one preplanned pre-paid date for each month) several times to enjoy throughout the year, but this year I thought I’d do something a little different to shake it up, surprise him. I wanted to make even more memories with him this holiday season by making Christmas feel a little more romantic and special, and to give it a little more focus with time for the two of us. I had the idea to play off the 12 Days of Christmas and give him the 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS, one Christmas focused date idea to enjoy each day for 12 days.
I’m going to kickoff 12 days before Christmas with a letter and an extra special box of chocolates. I couldn’t get over the Kisses Deluxe and how holiday-related they felt. I chose them for good reason too! The kisses for romantic reasons, and the hazelnut center and deluxe size to let any recipient know they are getting something extra special!
Here’s what my letter says:
Merry Christmas! I wanted to surprise you a little early and make sure you know that even during a busy season you are worth all my time and effort and we still can create a lot of fun dates together, even if we’ll be bringing the baby with us on a few!
I wanted to say more this holiday season than just Merry Christmas, I wanted you to know that each day you are my greatest gift, so I’m gifting you something a little early.
As the classic Christmas song has the true love give 12 Days of Christmas, I wanted to give you 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS. That’s right, for the next 12 days we’ll be having at least a mini-date every night together to celebrate the season and let you know just how special you are.
Look for a new activity each day, you’ll know them when you see them- they’ll each be attached to a Hershey’s Kisses Deluxe!
I love you more than anything and can’t wait to have some fun this Christmas season!
I’ll be leaving him a paper describing the date with a kiss attached each day for him to find and enjoy!
I used the song as a guide and tried to make a theme for each day. Some worked perfect, some were a bit of a stretch. All were fun to put together and are activitieis I know we’ll both love doing!
Here’s a list of our dates for those who can’t read the microscopic writing in the picture. But for those who can- kudos!
a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
On the Second day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Two Turtle Doves
Or maybe two turtle cupcakes. We’ll head to our favorite bakery and grab some cupcakes and cake bites and enjoy a sweet treat together.
On the Third day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Three French Hens
Beyond Dinner and a Movie
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