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12 Days of Christmas {for your spouse}

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Spice up your marriage and surprise your spouse with twelve gifts just for him!

Christmas can be an extremely busy time of year. In years past, I would find myself stressed from trying to get everything done. My relationship with my husband would take a backseat because the “busyiness” of Christmas would take over. Last year, I decided that my marriage wouldn’t be put on the backseat from all the craziness of Christmas. I wanted my husband to know that even through the busyiness of Christmas that he is loved and is important to me. I saw the 12 Days of Christmas projects. Most of them involved fun things to do as a family together. I adapted my own 12 Days of Christmas for my hubby.

I took a few of his favorite things, and added cute little notes. I admit, most of the notes are corny, but they made my husband laugh and that’s what mattered. ๐Ÿ™‚ I started giving my husband a gift a day starting December 12 for the 12 days of Christmas. I kept ALL the gifts under $2 each!

Day 1-Thanks for making me feel “extra” special!

12 days 1


Day 2- I’m “stuck” on you. {My husband is a maverick. He uses super glue instead of bandaids.}

12 days 2


Day 3-I “melt” to pieces when you kiss me.ย 

12 days 3


Day 4-I was a smart cookie when I married you. {with one of his favorite cookies.}

12 days 4


Day 5-I’m “nuts” about you! {with his favorite peanuts}

12 days 5


Day 6-Your favorite for my favorite! {his favorite candy}

12 days 6


Day 7-All I Want for Christmas is You {I framed thisย free printable. Take the opportunity to spice it up a little with your spouse. Plan a date night in after the kids go to bed. This will probably be his favorite one. ๐Ÿ˜‰ }

12 days 7

Day 8-I love you “Jack” and that’s a fact! {My husband is a Duck Dynasty fan and likes Jack Daniels.}

12 Days 8

Day 9-We were “mento” be together. {Did I mention that my notes were corny?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ }

12 days 9

Day 10-Baby, it’s cold outside. . . {You can also use his favorite coffee for this one.}

12 days 10


Day 11-I’ve brought some corn for popping. . . and a movie too. {I cashed in some of my “kicks” from Shopkick for a free RedBox movie rental to pair with it.}

12 days 11

Day 12-You “light” up my life. {My husband is always using my candle lighter outside when he has to burn old limbs, and then leaving it out there. Since he is always losing my lighter, I got him one. }

12 days 12

This is something that is fun for my hubby and me. We both enjoy it. It adds romance and fun to our marriage during the Christmas season. You can do your own 12 Days of Christmas for your spouse, or feel free to use these as a starting point. You can download the printable tags here. I also createdย a blank set here for you to write your own notes.

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    Jennifer @ Emulsified Family
    December 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I love this idea so much! I wish I would have seen it earlier in December!! I just pinned it so I remember next year! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      December 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you! I had planned on doing this earlier in December, and it just didn’t happen. ๐Ÿ™ I am glad you like it and were able to pin it for next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    December 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    This absolutely adorable!! Cant wait to get started ๐Ÿ˜€

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      December 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Thank you!! It’s SOO much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        December 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

        When will the winmer be announced?

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    October 30, 2015 at 10:04 am


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      October 31, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      So Sorry about that! I have updated the links and they should work now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 1, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    This is a great idea! But the first day of Christmas is Christmas Day and the 12th is January 6th marking the Epiphany of the Lord. Still love the idea though.

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      January 1, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      You can do it whenever. I usually do it from December 12 through 24 for my husband. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    MaKayla Gibson
    December 1, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I have never thought about doing thing for a spouse. But I love the idea!

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    December 7, 2016 at 11:03 am

    This is great something i have been looking in to for my soon to be. We have three kids that take all my time and i dont what him falling away. What him to know how much i do think of him. Thank you for the great ideas.

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    December 18, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing your ideas. I’ve given my husband little gifts, but I usually do a count down to his birthday, our anniversary or Valentine’s Day, since it’s traditionally not a guys holiday. Another reason why I do this is because most folks don’t realize, but the 12 days of Christmas actually start on Christmas and end on Epiphany. My husband enjoys the little tokens of gifts and I appreciate you sharing your ideas!

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