Happy Friday! Today is extra happy for me, as it’s my last day of work for 10 days. We’re heading to Disney for vacation next week, but first I want to pop in and recap our first full week of 24 Days of Togetherness. In case you aren’t in the loop yet, this is a fun holiday challenge inspired by Tina at Carrots’N’Cake. Each day we randomly choose one Christmas-y activity that helps us celebrate the holiday season together. Boyfriend and I loved doing this last year, so here we are again. We came up with a bunch of holiday bucket list items (I even tailored some specific to Disney) and each day we draw one out of the bucket.
Day 1: Share 10 things we like about each other. We didn’t have much time together on day one, but I drafted my 10 things in the notes on my phone and we spent a few minutes sharing that night. Definitely a good reminder to focus on the things you like (instead of the things that bug you) about your partner!
Day 2: Perform a RAOK. Nothing like doing something kind for others during the holidays!! I missed this one on the day of, but made up for it the next day by purchasing a few scratch off lottery tickets and leaving them on random cars by our friends apartment. Boyfriend ended up giving someone in need a ride home that morning, which worked out well for his RAOK!
Day 3: Attend a Holiday Tree Lighting.
Our little town had a cute tree lighting and we scheduled it in before dinner party plans with friends. There was a DJ playing holiday tunes and hot chocolate, but we ended up having to jet before Santa actually lit the dang tree. I’m still counting this one since we made the effort, and we checked off a bonus item! One of our neighbors absolutely insisted that boyfriend and I take a photo with Santa…so we did. Ha! Talk about awkward, considering all the rest of the people in line for photos with the big guy were under 5 years old.
Day 4: Wrap presents together. We did this while watching Elf and someone quit on me after a few presents, but I didn’t mind. I like wrapping presents, as long as they’re not abnormally shaped. 🙂
Day 5: Donate gifts to a family in need. On Giving Tuesday, I wrote about the Winter Wishes program and how much we love doing it each year. We finalized our gifts for the kids and boyfriend mailed out the package to get to the kids by the program deadline.
Day 6: Tell each other a holiday joke. Here was mine:
Q: What’s the difference between Santa’s reindeer and a knight?
A: One slays the dragon, and the other’s draggin’ the sleigh.
Day 7: Send out Christmas Cards. Check! I won’t be sharing the pic on social media until they’re totally mailed out, but let’s just say this might be Rocky’s best holiday card yet! In the meantime, head over to my Instagram to see a #TBT pic and here’s one from our card a few years ago:
The fun will continue down in Disney next week where there are plenty of holiday activities for us to enjoy. Stay tuned!
Wrapping gifts–love it or hate it? Do you send Christmas cards? Any suggestions for how to display the ones we’re already receiving?