Saturday, December 1, 2007

December Lists

Over at Sun & Candlelight I found a wonderful post that contained a glorious group of lists. I love lists - they help me get organized, they inspire me, and motivate me! I have personalized S&C's lists and I send thanks for the ideas!



  • The nights are dark and cool.
  • Orion is visible.
  • The earth is browning.
  • The light grows again after the Solstice (22).
  • The Full Cold Moon (23) rises just before Christmas.


  • clementines
  • cranberries
  • chestnuts
  • holiday spices
    • clove
    • nutmeg
    • ginger
    • cinnamon
    • anise
  • pizzelles
  • snowball cookies
  • peppermint tea
  • cider
  • champagne for New Year's Eve
  • (Mimosa's for Jan 1st)


  • Advent begins
  • St. Barbara (4)
  • St. Nicholas (6)
  • The Immaculate Conception (8)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe (12)
  • St. Lucia (13)
  • Christmas Eve (24)
  • Christmas Day (25)
  • St. Stephen (26)
  • Holy Innocents (28)
  • Holy Family (30)


  • Prepare the winter kitchen ~
    • Set up candle making supplies
    • Pull out all the Christmas music
    • Stock up on baking supplies
    • Clean Kitchen (especially counter tops) with herbal (Melaleuca) cleansers.
  • Put up decorations inside and out.
  • Clean the windows (to let in more light).
  • Make the thank you notes with stamping craft supplies


  • LSU game (1) Quick note: They won!!
  • Great Day in Bethlehem play at Forum Retirement Community (4)
  • Leslie, Bill and Amy's Birthday (5)
  • Pearl Harbor Day (7)
  • National Poinsettia Day (12)
  • Pabz' music performance at school (14)
  • Bless the Baby Jesus Mass followed by Great Day in Bethlehem play at school (15)
  • Boston Tea Party anniversary (16)
  • Hayride at Farm (22)
  • New Year's Eve (31)


  • Begin The Catholic Mosaic series at the beginning of this liturgical year
  • Take @ least one evening drive to admire neighborhood lights.
  • Go ice skating!
  • Bake with the children @ least one afternoon.
  • Deliver goodies to friends, neighbors or a nearby shelter.
  • Make winter candles.
  • Make a gingerbread house.
  • Make homemade ornaments (keep a basket of materials available).
  • Make luminaries on Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast day.
  • Read a book from the Christmas basket each night before bed.
  • Pray and light the Advent wreath each night before supper.
  • Watch special holiday movies while signing cards to give to neighbors and friends.
    • It's a Wonderful Life
    • Bells of St. Mary
    • Going My Way
  • Decorate a Solstice tree for the birds.

I really like keeping a list of ideas! I would also love to hear what your thoughts are for December ...

A very Happy December to you!

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