December is here! The holidays are upon us! And so are advent calendars. You know those neat little things that help you count down the days until Christmas? Some advent calendars have you open a new window each day and behind it you will find a cute little treat to enjoy. My boys sure love those ones!

Or maybe you have chosen to do something a little different like I did a few years back.

Whatever way you decide to count down the days until Christmas arrives all that truly matters is that you do it with those you love and that you have fun!

But I have another idea for you. Why don’t you check out this neat little box I received called the 25 Days of Christmas Activity Kit!

25 days christmas activity kit

Inside the box you will find cards with tons of ideas on how to spread the joy of the holiday season with your family and friends. Each card has a specific task to complete for each one of the 25 days until Christmas.

The best thing is that you get to tailor what activities you want to do on each specific day. But you need to do this a few days before December starts. So grab your calendars (electronic or print) and hop to it.

Make sure that you plan to do the simpler tasks on days that you know you and your family will be busy. For example, my oldest has hockey practices most Tuesday nights. That particular time would not be a good day to make and decorate a gingerbread house. Also, if you are booked to attend a couple holiday parties on two weekends in December, use a free weekend to have a slumber party under the Christmas tree.

The activity kit comes with dated envelopes and all you have to do is place the card you want to do on that particular day inside the envelope.

25 days christmas activity kit

A few of the activities suggested on some of the cards include:

* Enjoying a gourmet hot chocolate and a winter walk outdoors

* Having a picnic dinner under the Christmas tree

* Spend a day doing some holiday baking

* Select a board game and hold a family game night

* Eat a mini candy cane with lunch today

* And snuggle up to watch a Christmas movie with some popcorn.

My favourite activities out of the whole kit are the ones that encourage families to spread joy and kindness to others during the holiday season. One card that comes to mind is where everyone in the family selects a Secret Santa and they are asked to do acts of kindness for that particular family member all month long. How sweet is that? Another activity is to buy some groceries and deliver them to your local food bank. The holidays can be a rough time for some people and as such not everyone can afford to put food on the table as well as buy gifts for their loved ones. I know that our local food bank would really appreciate any and all donations made during the holiday season.

25 days christmas activity kit

The 25 Days of Christmas Activity Kit includes: 35 activity cards, 5 blank activity cards (you and your family can customize yourself), as well as 25 dated envelopes (December 1 – 25). This fun and unique activity kit retails for only $20.00 on the Simply Fun Families website.

Start a new family tradition and have a blast counting down the days until Christmas using the 25 Days of Christmas Activity Kit!

Disclosure: I was provided with a 25 Days of Christmas Activity Kit for review purposes. The opinions expressed in the above review are my own and completely honest. 

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. MultiTestingMom
    December 6, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    I have to say that this activity pack for families is one of my favourite new finds for this upcoming holiday season – it is truly a gem for families!

    • Brandy
      December 9, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      It is such a great idea!

  2. Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen
    December 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    I really like this! It makes you slow down and enjoy the season. What an amazing Christmas tradition to start. I’m off to check this out right now.

    • Brandy
      December 9, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      I hope you and your family enjoy it! What a great tradition to pass on to your own children.

  3. Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel
    December 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    I love this idea! This year as we are doing our chocolate Advent calendars I think that there must be a better way to create countdown memories with my family. I will have to look into these.

    • Brandy
      December 9, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      I always buy the chocolate advent calendars and then forget to check them everyday. Not sure how seeing as how it is chocolate and my fav thing ever. LOL!

  4. Crystal @ Sew Creative
    December 6, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Oh my goodness what a fabulous kit! I LOVE it. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. It seems like that kit would get you to take a moment out of each day to pause and enjoy it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Brandy
      December 9, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      This activity kit is a great way to take some time to breathe and spend time with your family.

  5. Christine
    December 6, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Oh, that is so neat! I love doing stuff like this with Little One. I’ll have to check this out!

    • Brandy
      December 9, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      You guys would love this kit!

  6. Kathleen
    December 6, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    We are using this for our advent calendar and the kids are LOVING IT. I’ve been sharing what we do on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook each day and the family on Facebook especially love seeing what we’ve been up to. I know we will reuse this year after year!

    • Brandy
      December 9, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      It’s so fun!

  7. peady
    December 8, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Cute! Anytime a product can get a family doing activities together, it’s a good thing.

    • Brandy
      December 9, 2014 at 12:06 AM

      It is full of great ideas! So fun!

      • peady
        December 10, 2014 at 1:22 PM

        Wait till you see mine! :D

        I am all about the Advent calendars! You can do so much!

        Plus I find it helps my family focus on the right things during this very special season. :)

        • Brandy
          December 20, 2014 at 10:48 AM

          Cannot wait to see your advent calendar!

          • peady
            December 21, 2014 at 6:04 PM

            If I can shake this plague I will get a post up. It feels too late…

            Not a fan of too late. :(

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