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Create a Fun Christmas Bucket List this Holiday Season

Children's Calendar | Christmas | DIY Project

Celebrate the holiday season by creating a Christmas bucket list! This fun sign uses printable cards. With over 50 to choose from, your family can add their favorite activities! 

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12 Days of Holiday Crafts by Crafting CheerfullyA Christmas bucket list board filled with Christmas activities is leaned up against a red wall with evergreen trees next to it.

It’s the seventh day of my series “12 Days of Holiday Crafts” and today I’m sharing how you can create a Christmas bucket list this holiday season. Have you tried a bucket list with your family before? They are a great way to celebrate a season or holiday, especially at Christmastime when your family may have many favorite activities and traditions. As you complete the items, you can check them off or, in this case, take the card off the sign! 

I made this sign using a wooden board and my printable Christmas Calendar cards. The Christmas card set comes with over 50 Christmas activities, along with editable cards so you can write in your own activities. Simply pick the activities your family wants to try this holiday season. Be sure to include some of your family’s favorite traditions, but also try adding something new your family has never done! You may find a new family tradition!

White board with Christmas bucket list cards clipped to it.

I made this bucket list for Christmas using my Christmas Calendar Cards. We have used them for several years in our pocket chart calendar and it turns out they are also perfect for a bucket list!

Christmas Calendar Cards with Editable Files Included.

The card set also comes with an editable version, so you can edit the words on the cards. This is perfect for specific events and activities your family participates in each season. Some cards, like family visit and Santa, come in multiple skin tones so you can customize the board for your family.

White board with Christmas bucket list cards clipped to it.

Earlier this year, I made a fall bucket list sign and we had so much fun using it. I made the sign so I could easily change it for any holiday or season. The label at the top and the strings were removable so we could swap them out for Christmas-themed ones! I found the cutest red and white Snowflake Clothespins to use with my Christmas cards that really makes this board extra fun.

A label reading "Our Christmas Bucket List" is added to the top of the white board.

Supplies Needed for Halloween Bucket List Sign

Making the Bucket List Cards

Start by printing the Christmas cards on white cardstock. I use 110lb paper, but use whatever works with your printer. If you’d like, laminate the cards for extra durability. 

A laminating machine laminates bucket list headers.

Cut the cards out using a scissors or paper trimmer.

Christmas bucket list labels are cut with a paper trimmer.

Assembling the Bucket List Board

Attach a length of string, ribbon, yarn or twine to your wooden board. I used red yarn I had on hand. Start by taping the ends to the back of the board so you can adjust positioning and the length of the string.

A piece of red yarn is attached to the front of a white board.

The back of the board shows red yarn held in place with clear tape.

Add the cards to the string using small clothespins and then readjust the length of the string until you are happy with how much the cards swoop on the board. Once all of the strings and cards have been added, you can hot glue the string in place. I keep mine held with tape, since I plan to reuse this board for other future bucket lists. 

Five Christmas activity cards are clipped to the board using red and white snowflake clothespins.

Repeat for the other strands of string or yarn that you plan on adding to your board. My board fit three strands of yarn with five to six cards on each of them. I was able to include 17 cards total. 

Lost of Christmas activity cards are clipped to the board.

Add the title label to the top of the board. I used tape bubbles on the back so I can remove the label easily. There is an editable version of the labels included so you can personalize your sign. Add your family’s name like “The Robert’s Family’s Christmas Bucket List” or use the names of your children like “Ava and Ethan’s Christmas Bucket List”. 

A label reading "Our Christmas Bucket List" is added to the top of the white board.

The Christmas bucket list sign is finished! 

A Christmas bucket list board filled with Christmas activities is leaned up against a red wall with evergreen trees next to it.

White board with Christmas bucket list cards clipped to it.

One of my favorite parts of this bucket list is how interactive it is. Kids can help unclip or turn over the activities as you finish them. My kids enjoy looking at all of the fun activities and planning when we will do them.

During the busiest time of year, a bucket list is a great way to fit in the fun things your family enjoys doing. If you’re worried about fitting so many activities in this holiday season, start by picking your top 10 and only include those. If you don’t finish everything on your bucket list, no worries! Tell your kids you’ll put those on the top of the list for next year :) 

Do you do bucket lists with your family? We enjoyed doing our Fall and Halloween ones this year so I’m sure we’ll have fun with this Christmas sign! Even if you don’t get to all of them, it makes a cute decoration for the season!

Happy Crafting! -Kim

The Christmas cards can be purchased from my Shop! Thank you for supporting my small business this holiday season :) 

Purchase this file from my shop! Thank you for supporting my small business!

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