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Christmas Eve Box

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A magical Christmas Eve box is such a fun tradition to start with your family to get them into the holiday spirit and add to the magic and sparkle of the season.

Sometimes it is hard for the little ones to wait until Christmas morning to open their gifts and these boxes are a great way to give them something to open the night before and give them a preview of the excitement to come.

Christmas Eve Box opened and items shown

There are plenty of Christmas Eve box fillers you can choose from. This list is only a handful of ideas you can add to your own customized Christmas Eve boxes. Pack everything into any small box, such as a cardboard box or wooden crate.

  • Christmas PJs
  • socks
  • hot chocolate mix
  • candy
  • Christmas movie
  • cookies
  • candy canes
  • Christmas tree ornament
  • Christmas book
  • Christmas craft kit
  • Christmas activities
  • reindeer food
  • Santa’s Magic Key
  • letter from Santa Claus
  • other small gifts

We have also created this free printables kit that has everything you need to create your own Christmas Eve box for your family as well. 

overhead shot of Christmas Eve Box opened and items shown and a overhead shot of the box closed

This is the perfect way to spend Christmas Eve and distract the younger kids from the overwhelming excitement of Santa’s arrival from the North Pole! Kids of all ages will love opening their special present filled with little treats and fun activities in anticipation of the big day.

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  1. Jeanell says

    Thanks for sharing this. I really love the idea of taking a break from gadgets and social media and focus on things that really matter.


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