I know the next 6 weeks are going to be hectic, so I'm trying to figure out a way to plan ahead to make it better and easier. We do an Advent devotional called Meaningful Christmas. I highly recommend it - click the link to check them out (although I'm telling you too late for this year...sorry.) I'm also going to do 24 days of kindness. Add the Elf on the Shelf (a family favorite), and we could be going into the looney bin.
It's so important to me to keep Jesus at the center of all we do - all the time, but especially at this time of year. So, we manage to combine our Elf with Jesus. The sample hello and goodbye letters will show you how. I'm sure it can be done better, but this is our take.
Given that I want this to be do-able, I wanted something simpler than some of the other calendars I've seen going around. So, in my effort to get organized, I bring you the Elf on the Shelf for Underachievers Most of the weekdays are very simple - often just entailing our elf hiding somewhere new in the house.
I'm also including my first stab at 24 Simple-ish Acts of Kindness. We may not do these by the calendar but may put them in a jar. But I wanted to share the 24 acts in case they help spur someone else on. Some of them are a little more complicated on the weekdays, so feel free to move them around and adjust as you see fit.
Now. If my Christmas cards would just design, print and address themselves......