Christmas Mommy Merit Badges

Come get your all-new special Mommy Merit Badges: Christmas Edition! Celebrating those special Christmas milestones! You earned it. Come and get it!

You’ve Earned a Mommy Merit Badge!

The holidays. That magical, exhausting time of year!

You’re probably spending lots of time and energy — and yes, money — making this season special for the people in your life. But all that behind-the-scenes work can feel thankless.

Well, don’t worry. We see you. And we’re here to award the next batch of Mommy Merit Badges to highlight your many, many accomplishments. So step right up and wear your virtual badges with pride!

(Psst – Did you miss the first round and second round of badges? Don’t worry! They’re still there for you to claim!)

1. Elf on the Shelf

Do you want the recognition you deserve for all the work your silly elf makes you do? Come get your Mommy Merit Badge here! And share with your friends!
For all those nights you forgot to move the blasted Elf before you went to bed. For all those times when you weren’t really sure where to put it, so you just stuck it in the freezer again. (“Looks like our Elf really misses the cold weather at the North Pole!”) For all those times you used the Elf as a great excuse to get your kids to behave… this button’s for you!

2. Decorating Diva

Do you want the recognition you deserve for all the effort you put into decorating for Christmas? Come get your Mommy Merit Badge here! And share with your friends!
You’re like a magical Christmas version of King Midas. Only everything you touch turns red and green AND gold. Tree? Decorated. Nativity? Displayed. Cookies? Frosted and ready to share. I mean, really. You’re making the rest of us look kind of bad. (Umm… I still have pumpkins on my front porch. True story.) But we don’t care that you’re upstaging the heck out of us, because we get to enjoy your sparkly exterior lights without having to string them ourselves. As a (small) token of our appreciation, please take this Mommy Merit Badge!

3. The Ornament Catch

Have you ever rescued a precious ornament from the hands of a well-meaning child? You have earned the Ornament Catch Mommy Merit Badge. Come claim your prize and share with your friends!
You’ve spent the time decorating the tree, now the toddler gets to spend her time UN-decorating it. Despite carefully planning which ornaments are allowed on the bottom branches due to their breakability factor (it’s highly scientific), the Tiny Tornado still somehow manages to snag one of the most sentimental ornaments on the tree. You see her with it across the room. Time moves in slow motion as you dash to catch it. You arrive just in time to save 1993 Hallmark Holiday Barbie from what would surely be her demise. High five and grab your merit badge. You’ve earned this one!

4. Gift Ninja

Do you fancy yourself the sneakiest of gift-givers? You may be a gift ninja. Come claim your Mommy Merit Badge and share with your friends!
You got him the perfect present but HE doesn’t need to know that for 10 more days. What do you do? Are you a hider or a wrapper? Either way, kid’s gonna be so delighted when he sees what he got — but NOT until Christmas!! You’re a gift-giving ninja. So sneak right over here to collect your Mommy Merit Badge. (Bonus points if you secretly purchased that gift while your child was with you. Only a few can aspire to your level of Christmas-ninjary.)

5. Surviving the Christmas Play

Have you survived your child's Christmas Program? Me, too! Come claim your Mommy Merit Badge and share with your friends!
Sitting in the audience with a big, dumb smile on your face as you watch your little Angel in the Christmas play. Trying to get the best angle for photos and video without being TOO obnoxious. (Don’t worry, everyone does it.) Praying his costume — a sheet with holes cut in it and a too-big belt — will make it without falling off before the play’s over. Hoping he won’t be the one to pick his nose on stage (mine was). When those 15 minutes are over, you can take a big sigh of relief… and step right up to claim your badge.

6. Wrap Star

Are you the master of gift-wrapping? You might be a Wrap Star! Come claim your Mommy Merit Badge and share with your friends! #christmas #gift
Gift giving is your forte! All the gifts are selected, purchased, brought home… then what? It’s time for you to work your magic once again. You can do wonders with a little tissue paper and a bag. You are the master of ribbons and bows. Your expertly wrapped gifts will delight their recipients almost as much as what’s inside. You know how to make it work! Now grab this button for your sash.

7. Pinterest Project Planner

You are certainly on Pinterest, but have you planned to do more than you have actually done? Who hasn't!? There is a prize for that! Come claim your Mommy Merit Badge! #christmas #pinterest #kids #moms #encourage

Pinterest. Ah, I love it. I pin all kinds of awesome Christmas ideas that look totally legit. I pick my favorite projects and buy crafting supplies that just sit on my counter because who has time to actually DO the things they pin?! It’s the thought that counts, right? Oh yeah. It totally still counts. So this badge is for those of us who had every intention of doing those awesome pins. And did you really finish a Pinterest project? Be sure you grab a badge for that, too!

So, what’d ya earn? I totally earned the Pinterest Project Planner badge, but I’m hoping it might turn into a full-fledged finished project before the 25th! And I’m working on this year’s Surviving the Christmas Play badge. Wish me luck. And let me know what you earned below in the comments.

(Linked up at Mama Reads MondayTeach me Tuesday and Project Inspire{d})

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About Aubrey Hunt
Before hopping on the crazy ride we call motherhood, I studied engineering and taught math and science to middle and high school students. Now, perhaps like you, I fill my days singing The Itsy Bitsy Spider and praying my preschooler will eat a vegetable — any vegetable!

10 thoughts on “Christmas Mommy Merit Badges”

  1. Destiny says:

    So cute. I’m working on earning these badges!

    1. Aubrey Hunt says:

      Thanks! And good luck to you. I know you will rock it. 🙂

  2. I LOVE this! Unfortunately this year I haven’t earned any of these badges as we are having a small Christmas since we just had my son’s wedding on Thanksgiving weekend. #typeaparent

    1. Aubrey Hunt says:

      Thanks! I’m so glad you LOVE it! 🙂 Whew… turning around from a wedding into the holidays is NO JOKE. There should totally be a merit badge just for that accomplishment! A small Christmas can be so joyful, so Merry Christmas to you!

  3. These are so perfect! I survived the Christmas play and now I’m going for the Wrap Star!!

    1. Aubrey Hunt says:

      Woo hoo! I survived the Christmas play yesterday. Whew. Good luck on your Wrap Star badge and Merry Christmas!

  4. LOL – this post reminded me that I have to sew my daughter’s merit badges onto her brownie sash!

    I loved this. Super cute (and funny). I LOOOOOOVE the gift ninja one. I totally earned that one this year.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

    1. Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #CHRISTMASbloghop.

      Wishing you a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas!

      1. Aubrey Hunt says:

        Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you, too!

    2. Aubrey Hunt says:

      Glad I could remind you? Haha. Way to go on the Gift Ninja — that’s not an easy feat! Thanks for stopping by!

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