25 Days of Christmas

Navigating the holidays as newlyweds has been an adventure to say the least. Our families are spread across five states up and down the east coast, so we settled on rotating the holidays. This year Thanksgiving was Roland’s and we spent it with his family and their traditions. I have never missed my family more. Any advice on adjusting to holidays as a newlywed would be greatly appreciated!

I am looking forward to this Christmas for many reasons.  I can’t wait for Roland to be with my family at Christmas and experience our traditions. I know we are are both  excited to make new traditions together.

For our first Christmas together we decided to create a Christmas Bucket List. We want to make the most of this holiday season and try new things as we search to create our own family traditions. We picked 25 activities for the 25 days of Christmas. You can follow our progress on Day Zero Project!

Chelsea and Roland’s Christmas Bucket List

1) Take a photo wrapped in Christmas lights with Roland
2) Hang stockings
3) Attend a Christmas Party
4) Wear an Ugly Sweater
5) Donate a Gift
6) Watch White Christmas
7) Buy a new Christmas ornament
8) Donate money to a Bell-Ringing-Santa
9) Hang lights on the outside of the house
10) Mail out Christmas cards
11) Bake Christmas Cookies
12) Go to Christmas Town
13) Wrap gifts together by a fire
14) Drive around and look at Christmas lights
15) Put up a tree
16) Read the Christmas story in the Bible
17) Go Ice Skating
18) Drink Eggnog
19) Start a new tradition with my husband
20) Dress Ava in a Christmas sweater
21) Make an Advent Calendar
22) Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt
23) Try a new Christmas recipe
24) Fondue Picnic
25) Kiss under the Mistletoe