T’was The Night Before Christmas
T’was the Night Before Christmas diy gift idea. This is such a cute and unique idea for a story basket. It will be fun to come up with different items that go along with each verse. It will be a fun care package that the whole family can open on Christmas.
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T’was The Night Before Christmas Books
Ideally, it would be amazing to add the actual Night Before Christmas book with a themed gift. Here are a few amazing versions of the book/poem.
I have included ideas that were used in this gift, but you can always add your own depending on what the person receiving the gift might like. All you need to do is choose something to go with each section of the poem. I have added keywords in each section and a few ideas for you to look into. Or you can come up with your own.
T’was The Night Before Christmas
1. Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse.
Ideas related to house, mouse, stirring, or creature
2. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
Ideas related to stockings, chimney, or St. Nicholas
- fuzzy socks
- Chimney or St. Nick decorations
3. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
Gifts related to children, sleeping, sugar plums
- sugar plum candy/tea/jam)
4. And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long winters nap.
Items related to a kerchief, cap or nap
- soda with a small cap on top
5. When out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter. I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Gifts related to lawn, clatter, sprang
- tag tied to reindeer foot shaped noise clacker
- reindeer whistles
6. Away from the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
Related to window, flash, shutters, sash
7. The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, Gave the lustre or mid-day to objects below.
Ideas related to snow
8. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.
Items related to eyes, sleigh, reindeer
- reindeer bell
- reindeer or sleigh decoration
9. With a little old driver, so lively and quick. I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
Find objects related to Santa
- Santa towel
10. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, and he whistled and shouted and called them by name. “Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! On Cupid! On Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
Items related to the reindeer or a whistle
- ornament with reindeer names listed
11. As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle mount to the sky.
Ideas related to leaves, fly or obstacles (puzzles)
12. So, up on the housetop the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too. And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof, The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head, and was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
Objects related to housetop, flew, sleigh, chimney
- chimney or roof ornament
- whoppers in “house” box
13. He was dressed in all red from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
Related to red, clothes, soot
- Santa hat ornament
- coal candy
14. A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
Related to toys, bundle, pack
- Small bag (can put candy or anything inside)
15. His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples so merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
Find items related to eyes, twinkled, roses, cherry
- maraschino cherries
- chocolate cherries
- fresh cherries
- a rose
16. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow. And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
Related to mouth, bow, beard, white, snow
- anything white or snowman related
17. The stump of a pipe, he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
Related to pipe, smoke, wreath
- candy pipe
18. He had a broad face and a little round belly. That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.
Related to face, belly, jelly
- jelly belly’s
19. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf. And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
Related to chubby, plump, jolly, elf
- elf decorations/candy
20. A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
Related to wink, eye, twist, head
- Frito twists
- twisted fruit
21. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, and filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
silent, work, stockings, jerk
22. And laying his finger aside of his nose, and giving a nod up the chimney he rose!
Related to finger, nose, nod, chimney
23. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down of a thistle!
Related to sprang, sleigh, whistle, flew, thistle
- Sleigh ornament
24. But I heard him explain, as he drove out of sight, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a Good-night!”
Related to out of sight, good night, Merry Christmas
- Serenity essential oil
- Lavendar oil
Tie it all together in a big gift basket
Put everything in a big basket or gift bag to keep it all together and add some cute bows or other decor.
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