A dear friend of mine (who is a neighbor too…) introduced this little idea to me about 6 years ago. Her Dad actually started it I believe. He would show up and leave little presents every day beginning with the 12th day prior to Christmas. Small gifts and trinkets are all you need….it is the anticipation that is the best! Thanks Kelly and to her dad Charlie for introducing this tradition to me….I love it and our kids look forward to it every year!!

Little trinkets from the dollar spot…..
A cute litte tag to match….
I got the holder at goodwill…it was $3 and it was gold. I sprayed a coat of primer on it and then white paint.
Be Inspired to be Clever ;)
Sharing at Todays Creative Blog, Sugar Bee
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. What a fun and cute idea!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle

    I've done this in past years too! Not everything was a actual gift though. I included a day of making cookies, a date to the movies, craft day, ….etc. Anything that my kids and I could do together that was a special bonding time. I would save the actual gifts for days when I knew we had a busy schedule.

    Love this idea and way you do it!

  3. This is really cute. I am you news follower. I found you link on Get Your Craft On. I have a 12 days of Christmas that has a different twist.Come and check it out. http://www.mom-stuff.com/public/180.cfm

  4. Thats a great idea! I'm sure that your kids are just itching to open it every day.

  5. Emily {WhipperBerry}

    I like this idea! I would love it if you linked this up to our 12 Days of Christmas Show-Off also, as it fits the theme perfectly!

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