Make a Personalized Christmas Eve Box

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Are you looking for some Christmas Eve Box ideas for kids? Here is how I make personalized Christmas Eve boxes and a list of ideas that you can include in yours!

Learn how to make a personalized Christmas Eve box, what goes in a Christmas Eve box, and why you should do it

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cricut. As always, all of the opinions here are my own.

What is a Christmas Eve Box?

It’s a small box of gifts you give to your loved ones – typically your children – on Christmas Eve. Some say that it stems from the German tradition of opening presents on Christmas Eve (like our family usually does)!

Learn how to make a personalized Christmas Eve box, what goes in a Christmas Eve box, and why you should do it

Why Give a Christmas Eve Box?

Giving a personalized box of simple gifts is a wonderful way to extend the magic of Christmas day and create an exciting tradition for your family. Many families give their children pajamas and treats on Christmas Eve, so packaging these things up in a cute gift box makes them seem extra special.

What Goes Inside a Christmas Eve Box?

You can put anything you think your child or loved one will enjoy on Christmas Eve inside your box, but here are some common items to include:

  • pajamas
  • candy
  • snacks
  • mug
  • hot cocoa mix
  • Christmas book
  • Christmas movie
  • slippers
  • a small toy

Learn how to make a personalized Christmas Eve box, what goes in a Christmas Eve box, and why you should do it

How to Make a Personalized Christmas Eve Box

To make this gift even more special, you can personalize it with the recipient’s name or monogram on the box itself and some of the items. I personalized boxes for my three girls with the help of Cricut!

  1. Start with a wooden or fabric box in your desired size.
  2. Personalize pajamas, tshirts, mugs and even the box itself with names or monograms. I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut EasyPress to create monograms in Infusible Ink, vinyl and paper, and you can see how I made them in the video tutorial below.
  3. Place some shredded or crumpled paper in the bottom of the box, and then layer the Christmas Eve Box items inside the box.
  4. Put the box under your tree on Christmas Eve for your children to find and enjoy!

Watch my video to learn how to make a personalized Christmas Eve box from start to finish:

Items used in this video:

Learn how to make a personalized Christmas Eve box, what goes in a Christmas Eve box, and why you should do it  

Learn how to make a personalized Christmas Eve box, what goes in a Christmas Eve box, and why you should do it

How to make a Personalized Christmas Eve Box

Yield: Personalized Christmas Eve Box
Prep Time: 1 hour
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $50

A Christmas Eve box is a small box of gifts you give to your loved ones โ€“ typically your children โ€“ on Christmas Eve.

Materials

  • pajamas
  • candy
  • snacks
  • mug
  • hot cocoa mix
  • Christmas book
  • Christmas movie
  • slippers
  • a small toy
  • wooden or fabric box
  • shredded or crumpled paper

Tools

  • Cricut

Instructions

    1. Start with a wooden or fabric box in your desired size.

    2.Personalize pajamas, t-shirts, mugs and even the box itself with names or monograms. I used my Cricut Explore Air and Cricut EasyPress to create monograms in Infusible Ink, vinyl and paper, and you can see how I made them in the video tutorial below.

    3. Place some shredded or crumpled paper in the bottom of the box, and then layer the Christmas Eve Box items inside the box.

    4. Put the box under your tree on Christmas Eve for your children to find and enjoy!

Want more DIY gift box ideas? You can find my gifts in a tin series right here. Enjoy making these personalized Christmas Eve boxes for your family this Christmas season! 

12 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this idea! What a wonderful new tradition. Visiting from Create with Joy – I can see why you are featured at Inspire Me Monday! I have a linky called Hearth and Soul, and if you’d like to share this post you would be very welcome. I’m off to plan my Christmas Eve boxes! Thank you again.

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