Day 13 – Do a Christmas Puzzle

by Kelsey Norwood

in Celebrations, Routines, & Traditions


Start doing a puzzle tonight and work on it until Christmas. Set it up in the family room where you can all be together while doing it and also where people can work on it and still be involved with other things that are going on.

Buy a new Christmas puzzle each year the day after Thanksgiving (or a few days after if you want to skip the shopping frenzy…) and make puzzling a part of your Christmas tradition.


1 melita c. December 13, 2008 at 12:42 am

that is a really cute idea! i will have to start looking for a Christmas puzzle…maybe a simpler one this year since we are getting a late start, but I bet I can find some great deals on them after Christmas for next year too!

2 Aunt LoLo December 13, 2008 at 2:36 am

I love the idea, I really do – for as long as I can remember, my mother (and anyone who cares to join her) has done a puzzle on New Years Eve, to pass the time until midnight.

I’m just giggling, though, trying to picture this with a two year old in the house. Even a 50 piece puzzle would take all month!! :-D

3 Baba December 13, 2008 at 11:27 am

We love doing puzzles, but will have to find room to do one at Christmas time. Everything is just so jumbled during Christmas. Hardly room to move.

4 Linn December 13, 2008 at 5:21 pm

What a great idea, with young ones it would be hard but it would be a great Christmas Eve tradition to add! I love a good puzzle!

5 Kimberly R December 14, 2008 at 5:15 pm

That is the most beautiful puzzle – I think I may start that tradition. My children have both gone off to college – but they will be home the week of Christmas until after the New Year – they may enjoy doing a puzzle with their dad and I. Thanks for the suggestion. Is the wise men puzzle a new one this year for your family?

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