Christmas countDOWN a.k.a. The 2013 Zaman Christmas Bucket List

One month until Christmas... 

           To be honest, December is a bit of a tricky month to navigate for me. On one hand, it's easy to get overwhelmed by everything I think or feel I should do and forget the actual reason for Christmas. But, if I don't plan or prepare anything, December flies by and I am left kinda in a daze wondering how it can be that Christmas is over, and how I missed out on all the once-a-year traditions.

           So in an effort to be organized, prepared & focused on the true meaning of Christmas, here is my Christmas bucket list for 2013

           24. Buy & decorate a real tree

           23. Buy Candy Cane Lane tea and drink as often as possible ;)

           22. Make a NOEL for the mantle

           21. Put together a Christmas Playlist

           20. Cut out snowflakes and decorate with them

           19. Watch as many Christmas movies as possible
                      Just a few on the must watch list are:
                             A Christmas Carol
                             It's A Wonderful Life
                             Love Actually
                             The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
                             The Holiday
                             Elf
                             Miracle on 34th Street
                             White Christmas
                             Holiday Inn

           18. Buy and donate some toys & clothes for families in need in Calgary

           17. Craft up some fun stocking stuffers

           16. Go Christmas shopping (try not to stress about it)

           15. Bake & decorate cookies

           14. Pay for the the persons coffee behind me

           13. Send out Christmas cards & creatively display the ones we receive

           12. Give myself a Christmas mani & pedi

           11. Hang a string of Christmas lights somewhere unexpected in the house

           10. Deliver cookies to neighbors

             9. Wrap Presents while listening to Christmas Carols

             8. Take some Christmas pictures

             7. Check out a Christmas Craft sale or Market

             6.  Make some Christmas goodies

             5. Go for a drive and look at the lights

             4. Read the Christmas Story from Luke

             3. Pass out goody bags to people at work

             2. Decorate a gingerbread house

             1. Wear new Christmas pajamas Christmas Eve


What are some fun things you do to prepare for Christmas? Do you countdown?


Photo from Christmas 2012

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