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  1. I love that they were tucked in bed – completely unsuspecting of what was coming next! My girls are only 3 and 4 but I definitely plan to do this. I downloaded the scavenger hunt page to add to our night when they are a little older. Thank you so much for this idea. Can’t wait to hear more memory-making ideas!

  2. We started this tradition two years ago. Only ours was slightly different. I sent them “up to bed” where they’d find a golden ticket to ride….which they’d come running out with and I’d yell, come on let’s go! My husband would be waiting in the car with popcorn and hot cocoa. Last year I found a scavenger hunt for lights, however, yours is way better! I love the idea of letting them actually get in bed and then ring the bell. That will be a lot easier than waiting and hoping for them to see the ticket at the same time haha! Can’t wait to do it again this year! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Holidays 🙂

  3. Thanks for the great idea. We do not celebrate Christmas but really enjoy all the pretty lights on display. We are going to use your list and go driving around our town and see how many things we can find on the list!!!

  4. Thank you for putting this together!! We’re using it this week, and I just shared on my FB page. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!!

  5. I am totally doing this tonight! Thank you for sharing this great idea and the fabulous printable!

    Merry Christmas to you!

  6. Thanks for the email this morning. I printed a different Christmas lights scavenger hunt last night without really looking at the list beforehand. After it printed, I realized it was strictly secular and that made me so sad! I’m excited to search for the things on this list tonight with our family. Yours is my favorite website/blog ever! Keep up the great work. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. What an awesome idea. It’s funny cause in our house I am just not stressed at all. I keep getting these msgs and emails asking whether Im ready for Christmas and frankly Im not sure what that means. What is there to be ready??? We celebrate Jesus we should always be ready for HIM 🙂 Anyway, We go to several Christmas services which we love most. we have dinner at home open gifts either 24th or 25th and play some board games. We love the quite and simple way to stay focus on what matters. no stress no fuss. i will definitely be adding the lights scavenger hunt this year. They’ll enjoy it for sure. Anything to get out of bed 😉 Thanks for sharing

    1. Yes I agree. People are always asking if we are ready and sometimes it feels weird. I think the stress part comes from the many activities and things that need to get done this time of the year. Whenever things get busy, it’s always more difficult to get necessary things done. 🙂

  8. Love the scavenger hunt. I posted about it on my blog for our 12 Days of Christmas with the Kids. Thanks for sharing!

  9. We used your scavenger hunt sheet last night and it was SO much fun! And as always, your printables are so lovely, too. Thank you for blessing so many with your talent and time.

  10. We had so much fun! Grandparents, parents, and and children split in two cars to see who could find the most items. Our cross-country family participated too. When I asked , “Should we do it again next year?”the answer was “definitely”. Post-hunt prizes were Christmas bulb shaped cookies for all. Thank you so much for sharing. (We were already up….just as much fun I think)

  11. Thank you so much for this printable. We shared with friends and it was such a fun family time for us!

  12. Love your printables. Do NOT love that immediately after I gave you my email address I began to receive crazy amounts of spam messages. I believe you sold my address and so don’t appreciate it.

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Don’t worry, we don’t EVER sell email addresses so you can rest assured that was not due to NotConsumed. 🙂

  13. This sounds wonderful! I’ve never grown up. I’m the baby out of 5 and I am 55 next month! I would love to do this with my brothers and sisters, but I’m sure that’s not happening! Lol We just had our first ‘Sibling Weekend Getaway’ this past month. It was so wonderful! We did miss my one brother, who couldn’t make it, because he was on a cruise with his wife.
    Thank you, Merry Christmas & Good Bless Y’all❣️???

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