My 12 Dates of Christmas Box- Great gift idea!
I’m a little late getting this out here, but I really wanted to share this with you all.
Last Christmas (2017) I decided to give my husband the gift of time and memories. I wanted to do something practical but fun. We have enough things, we really didn’t need any more. Every time either of us needs something, we just go out and get it. I wanted to do something he would like, not need.
I’ll be honest, I found the general idea of it on Pinterest somewhere. It was everywhere when I searched Christmas gifts for men, couple gifts, and date ideas. I think most people called it a date box. I loved how this idea isn’t just for Christmas either. It’s great for an anniversary, birthday, or for newly weds. After seeing it so much, I thought it would be fun. We always talked about needing to go on more dates, just the 2 of us, but we never made the time. So this year was going to be different!
I called it “The 12 Dates of Christmas”. On the last day of every month he gets to open an envelope containing the next month’s date idea. Since I gave it to him on Christmas, he got to open January’s date that morning. (My message says on the 1st of every month, but I decided after Christmas to change it)
I spent a few days deciding on the dates. We live in a small town about 2 hours away from anything really fun to do, so I needed to make sure we weren’t spending a lot of time and money on driving. The way I tried to organize it was by alternating. Every other month we go out or do something at home. I also alternated on the days that we go out, whether it is in town or out of town.
Now we are only in March, so we’ve only gone on 3 of our dates so far. My plan is to keep this updated so you can see what we are doing every month to maybe get an idea for your own date box. On our way to the first date, we decided on a hashtag so we could look back on it later. We made it so that it’s great for any and all dates we go on from her on out, not just 2018. Perfect!
So, for now you can take a look at…
- January’s Date
- Fabruary’s Date
- March’s Date
- April’s Date
- May’s Date
- *Bonus Date*
- June’s Date
- July’s Date
- August’s Date
- September’s Date
- October’s Date
- November’s Date
- December’s Date