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.
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.