Day 11: Gifts from the “Sole”

by Kelsey Norwood

in Celebrations, Routines, & Traditions


Sometime during the day hide some candy or a small gift in each of your children’s shoes. At some point in the day, perhaps after dinner or right before bed, give one person a little package to open that will have a note inside saying something like:

  • “For a bit of Christmas news, hurry and go look in your shoes” or
  • “Deep in the place where you put your feet is hidden a treasure, a gift, a treat.”

Children love discovering gifts and they will be so thrilled to find something in their shoes.

This is a Christmas tradition in Italy, so maybe also teach your family that “Buon Natale” means “Merry Christmas” in Italian.

Buon Natale!

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