Count Down to Christmas with Books – A Tradition

Jill (from Shafer Family Blog), gave me the idea for this Christmas tradition, count down to Christmas with books.
count down to Christmas with books

This is our second year doing it (in addition to our Activity Advent Countdown) and we LOVE it!

Collect all of your child’s Christmas books and wrap them each individually. We put ours under the tree and each day, the kids pick one to unwrap and read. The last book we read on Christmas Eve. It is such a fun way to countdown to Christmas with books you already have. Only have 4 books? Countdown the last 4 days with them or check out a bunch from the library and use those. So fun!

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  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    This is a really wonderful idea! I bet you could use library books.

    November 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Toddler Approved

    Great idea!!! I may have to try this once I gather all of our books from our Christmas storage. I am sharing this over on our Facebook page right now.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:31 am
  • Reply Jenny

    We’re going to start doing this tradition this year. I think it will be so fun!

    November 28, 2011 at 4:49 am
  • Reply The Iowa Farmer's Wife

    Such a fun idea. I just pulled all of ours out of storage and was wondering how I was going to do them. Wrapping is a perfect idea!

    November 28, 2011 at 5:02 am
  • Reply Jen

    We did this the past 2 years- the girls just love it!

    November 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Alicia

    I love this! I thought about doing this with the few we have as you suggested, and then going shopping for some after Christmas deals on books to increase my stash each year until we have enough! Great idea! 🙂

    December 2, 2013 at 1:40 am
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