Dec. 1- Advent Begins! (okay okay we all know that one)
Dec. 6th St. Nick's Feast Day. Put something special in their shoes or buy them new slippers and stuff goodies in them. Chocolate coins are pretty traditional. Check out the Saint Nicholas Center for more ideas, there are candy cane blessings (there is a story on my book list about that), there's a beautiful Litany, a list for beverages for a feast day party even!
Dec. 8th Immaculate Conception- Holy Day of Obligation
Dec. 10th Our Lady of Loreto- house where Mary conceived Jesus- it was moved to Italy. It's amazing! There is a beautiful litany you can add to your daily rosary.
Dec. 12th Our Lady of Guadalupe- you probably know this one, Tomie DePaola has a good book ;)
Dec. 13th St. Lucy's Feast Day This is widely celebrated due to the famous custom of having a lighted wreath and being served hot beverages and sweet buns in bed by your eldest female child! (hopefully they are big enough to do this alone- and yes, I like this feast day too ;) You can modify the customs to be more realistic for the age group your targeting- be creative. Or maybe just pick up some books and read about her.
Dec. 24th and 25th- Well you probably are going to be busy
Dec. 26th Feast of St. Stephen- The first martyr!
Dec. 28th- Feast of the Holy Innocents Remember the babies who were slaughtered?
Dec. 30th- Feast of the Holy Family
The Octave of Christmas is Dec. 25th plus 7 Days,
The Twelve Days of Christmas is Dec. 25th - January 5th
Jan. 1st Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God- Holy Day of Obligation
Jan. 6th The Epiphany- this is a good one!! You'll want to do the Epiphany Blessing.
***I love this feast day, I have never ever seen it done before, I did it last year with my family. Here's our door.