Christmas Bucket List {$400 Minted Giveaway}

Christmas Bucket List

Giveaway provided by Minted.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and that makes our family VERY happy! There are SO many fun things to do this month and we don’t want to miss a thing so we created a Christmas Bucket List to make sure we enjoy every second of the holiday season. We also have a special $400 giveaway to Minted, so make sure you keep reading!! This is the most wonderful time of the year!

1. Put up the Christmas tree and hang the stockings.

2. Decorate a gingerbread house.

3. Buy gifts for a secret Santa family.

4. Bake LOTS of cookies. Here are a few that we make every year: snickerdoodles, Mexican wedding cookies, chocolate chip, chocolate kiss, lime coconut snowballs, gingersnaps, and brown butter salted caramel snickerdoodles. Don’t forget your apron and oven mitt!

5. Deliver treats to neighbors and friends. I love making homemade granola and obviously cookies:) Love these cute gift tags!

6. Watch Christmas movies. Our favorite family Christmas movies are this one and this one. I also watch this movie every year.

7. Go for a drive to look at Christmas lights and turn up the Christmas tunes.

8. Donate food items to a local food bank.

Christmas Bucket List

9. Send Christmas cards to friends and family. Minted cards are our favorite! They have SO many to choose from and make it SO easy! They offer free custom envelopes, free recipient addressing, and they even have custom stamps. And don’t forget to display the cards you get in the mail!

10. Host or attend Christmas parties. I love making this for big parties. This and this are great to make and take. Perfect party food!

11. Play in the snow and drink hot chocolate.

13. Write Santa a letter and pay him a visit.

14. Sit around the fireplace and read Christmas stories.

15. Make paper snowflakes.

16. Go Christmas caroling.

17. Wear an ugly Christmas sweater…for a party or just for fun:)

18. Leave a plate of cookies for Santa.

19. Wrap presents.

20. Make cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning.

Christmas Bucket List Ideas

What is on your Christmas Bucket List? Leave a comment on this post and you will have a chance to win $400 to Minted! The giveaway is open until Friday, December 7th. Visit Minted and check out their holiday cards, gifts, art, stationery, and SO much more! I am seriously obsessed with everything on Minted. GIVEAWAY is CLOSED! Congrats to Annie, the winner!

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  1. Taking my youngest daughter to see Santa for the first time and going to see the Christmas Lights at Shore Acres on the Oregon Coast- its a must if you ever find yourself here during the holidays! 🙂

  2. Our bucket list includes building a gingerbread house, baking Christmas cookies, and driving around to look at Christmas lights!

  3. The biggest thing on my bucket list is to get my Christmas decorations up before Christmas Eve. I also want to make Light the World meaningful for my kids this year .

  4. Well this year my daughter turns 18, graduates High School, and then leaves for Marine boot camp. So our family is going all out on celebrations. We are so proud of her.

  5. It has been too many years, but, I love meeting family, from far and near, and staying at Little America in Salt Lake City, Utah around the holidays!! The Hotel remida me of the movie, “Elouise at Christmas Time!?’ It is elegant and beautifully decorated. The homemade rolls are wonderful, as well as sipping hot chocolate near the Big lobby fireplace!! I love bunding up, jumping on the Trolley, and walking around Temple Square to see all the Christmas lights and Nativities. Christmas shopping at City Creek Center and Gateway Plaza, eating at Kneaders, and catching a Christmas movie!! My granddaughter and I have wonderful memories of those precious times, but life moves on, she has grown up, work gets in the way, and it has become difficult to make the journey from California to Utah. My wish is to make one more memory with my granddaughter and my family at Little America.

  6. Paris for Christmas! I love France, I love the holidays,  arts and I love lights and that is a city that puts it all together. 

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