This year, I sent a Twelve Days of Christmas package to a brother-in-law and his family that live far away. Each day, there is a Christmas story to read along with a coordinating treat. Below is the list of stories and a description of the treat that goes with it. (Includes affiliate links).
Day 1: A Christmas Family (red envelope filled with chocolate coins)
Day 2: Rudolph—That Amazing Reindeer (reindeer marshmallows or “muddy reindeer”)
Day 3: An Older Brother’s Gift (candy book)
Day 4: The Other Wise Man (candy ring “jewels”)
Day 5: Christmas Day In The Morning (cow tales)
Day 6: In Shepherd’s Field (pooping sheep)
Day 7: The Christmas Orange (chocolate orange)
Day 8: A Christmas Gift For Jesus (chocolate dollars)
Day 9: Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect (Peep Christmas trees)
Day 10: Christmas On The Rhine (gingerbread men or gingerbread Peeps)
Day 11: A Brother Like That (race car candies)
not pictured–Day 12: The Legend of the Candy Cane (candy canes)
I searched all around town to find coordinating candies. I had the best luck at places like Rite-Aid, Shopko, Dollar Tree, and local grocery stores. Big stores like Wal-Mart just don’t carry as many unique candies. Amazon also has a LOT of these candies. If you’re already ordering Christmas presents, adding a few of these on to your order would be easy peasy!
I wrapped each candy individually, rolled up the story for that day and attached a tag that says what day it is supposed to be opened.
Due to the overwhelming number of requests,
I am no longer sending out the PDF version of the story.
All 13 stories are now available in a Google Document!
CLICK HERE to open, view and print the stories.
NEW IN 2015! FREE printable poem that explains the gift and matching numbered tags to label each day. Read all about it HERE.