The 12 Days of Christmas Adventure is rooted in a family project begun over twenty years ago. Based on the lyrics of the Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” this holiday project involves giving someone who needs a little Christmas cheer 12 gifts over the course of 12 days. Gifts are rhymed, realigned, or downright twisted to fit each verse, such as a "TurtleBack Glaze" on Day 2, "Octopus Bread" on Day 8, and edible drumsticks on Day 12. Sneaking around can be part of the fun, (as gifts can be given anonymously), followed by hoots and giggles. This easy read offers many ideas for homemade gifts as well as purchased items that fit "The 12 Days" theme. It also includes a URL link, where readers can post their own gift ideas, interactively enabling others to expand their repertoire of "12 Days" gifts. This project can be carried out by an individual, a couple, a family, or a group. Particularly fun for homeschoolers or youth groups seeking a service project. Renew your own holiday spirit by joining the adventure this Christmas.
|Publisher:||Marianne Baker Ball|
|File size:||7 MB|
About the Author
Raised in the Midwest, an Air Force wife for twenty years, Marianne developed practical ways to create holiday adventures for her family. She enjoys organizing, upcycling, couponing, crafting, baking and helping her 90+ year-old folks stay out of trouble. For twelve years, she worked as a writer/educator for a non-profit organization and received recognition from a Florida Congressman for her work with teens. She is grateful that God's mercies are new every day.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The 12 Days of Christmas Adventure by Marianne Baker Ball is a must-have book for those who want to share God’s love in a fun way at Christmas time. I WISH I’d had this excellent resource when my kids were young—how they would have relished the crafts, silly card verses, and “secret Santa” giving of gifts! Nevertheless, since I’m a kid at heart, I believe I can incorporate it into my own Christmas traditions, and see how many people I can bless. I can’t wait to get started… Based on the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the author shares ideas, recipes, photos and stories of anonymous gift-giving during the days leading up to Christmas. Don’t worry if you’re not a “crafty” person—Mrs. Ball has tons of ideas for gifts you can purchase, and even instructions on how to assemble the handmade items, complete with photos. Short on cash? You can use things you have around the house! I love the simplicity, caring, and creativity of this way of sharing Jesus’ love at Christmas—something I thought was a lost art. If you need your faith in the spirit of Christmas restored or if you have kids at home that you’re trying to teach how to give, buy this sweet book today.