Merry Christmas! I have a few traditions that I like to share with my kids and husband every year at Christmas time. One of my favorites is picking a family in our neighborhood to deliver the 12 Days of Christmas to. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to teach my 4 children that Christmas isn’t all about the presents they want. Inspired by this, I’ll be posting my own 12 Days of Christmas countdown here on the blog all throughout December.

In other news, here are some links to One Charming Party elsewhere:

  • Check out the current print issue of Yum for Kids Magazine, some of our past ideas are featured
  • Coming out the week of Christmas, an article in Woman’s World Magazine (you might recognize it from the check out stand at the grocery store)
  • Pinhole Press Gift Ideas: maybe our photo will make it into their idea gallery
  • Cricut Mini Challenge: our box was posted on their Facebook page a few days ago

We’ve been working behind the scenes around here like elves in Santa’s workshop. We’ve got a lot of projects and ideas in the works for next year that we’ll be telling you more about soon (sign up for our newsletter in the sidebar to be the first to know). Also, in the next few weeks you’ll have a chance to win a free ticket the SNAP Conference. And I wanted to let you know that we’ll be adding some larger advertiser ads on the site. It’s a decision that’s been a long time in the making, but at the end of the day we want to keep OCP around for you and this will help us pay the bills.

But enough about me, what are some of your holiday activities and traditions?

xo Brittany


  1. Could you expand on the 12 days of Christmas for the neighbor… I’d love to do that… Would Love details! <3

    Selina Willson    Wednesday, November 30, 2011
  2. For my first few years as a mom I got those advent calendars with chocolate inside for my boys. Every morning ended up with tears, screaming for more chocolate and that was just me. So last year every day in December we went out to perform a random act of kindness. I wrote out 25 things to do…bake cookies for the widow next-door, take hot chocolate to the snow removal guys, pay someone’s overdue book fee at the library, and brush the kitty cats at the shelter.

    L. Kaldor    Wednesday, November 30, 2011
  3. I love having Christmas dinner with my good friends & family!

    Amy    Wednesday, November 30, 2011
  4. Awww, thanks Amy! Right back at ya. xo B

    Brittany    Wednesday, November 30, 2011
  5. Hi Selina Wilson–I have a blog post next week that will explain the 12 Days of Christmas that we do for our neighbors. You can email me as well if you have any specific questions. xo

    Brittany    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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