The 12 Days Of Christmas On Your Doorstep

12 days of christmas on the door step

A couple years ago nightly elves brought to our doorstep something every day for the 12 Days of Christmas. I quickly caught on by the second night what the theme was and looked forward to every morning with absolute delight.

I can’t remember every gift but I do recall a bowl of seven goldfish for the seven swans-a-swimming and the three Frenches hens were frozen Cornish game hens. It was all very creative.

Of course, I had to stay up late one night to see who our elves were. On the last night I made them a New Year’s Eve basket with champagne flutes, a bottle of the bubbly, noise makers, streamers and a photo album. I then waited for them to come and listened on the other side of the door at their surprise as they read my note of thanks. I didn’t let on I knew who they were. I still wanted it to be fun for them too! 🙂

The first 12th Day of Christmas begins on Sunday morning the 13th so have your partridge in a pair tree ready to go!

Comments

  1. What a neat idea! I’m not that creative fun to be on the receiving end and pass it on the next year.

  2. What an awesome idea! You have some great friends, it would seem. I’ve never heard of this but might give it a try someday. For now, I do 12 days gifts for my girls. By the way…your new blog look is beautiful!:-)

  3. Awww that sounds like so much fun!
    Interesting that you start the 12 days in the middle of the month – I guess no one wants to be dealing with gifts etc once Christmas is over and the 12 days have really begun!

  4. my hubby did that for me several years back, with Mary Kay products, someone at the office must have conned him. But… it was sweet and fun to get a gift everyday, I loved it!

  5. How fun! And how sweet are you to leave a gift in return for them!!

  6. That is SO fun! I wish we still had neighbors like that.

  7. What a fabulous idea, glad to see the Christmas spirit is truly alive and well. I think your post has inspired me to spread some Christmas cheer throughout my neighbourhood!
    Absolutely love you blog!

  8. Yay! That is such a great idea. Everyone has a great time with this idea!!

  9. Any ideas on how to do this for your husband? What would your partridge in a pear tree be??

  10. What a neat idea!! xoxo