There are however, two new traditions that I am excited about. One is a twist on the Advent Calendars, to countdown Christmas with Christmas books! I loved this idea when I first saw my friend Pam at Cocomama talk about this tradition. We traditionally have read the story about baby Jesus on Christmas Eve. Now we will be reading a Christmas story each night, leading up to Christmas. This should be a great incentive to get into PJ's and brush their teeth, so they can come unwrap the book for the night, snuggle on the couch, and read it together.
I found about 6 books, but know I have a few more I packed up with the decor. So, what am I going to do? Well instead of rushing out and picking up the remaining 19 books and spending all that money, I came up with another plan. Why not find books at the local library? That is exactly what we did.
Our sleigh of books...
I wrapped each book and numbered them. I plan on keeping a list of recommended Christmas books and buy a few throughout the years until I have a set of 25. If you have a favorite Christmas story would you share it with me. I'm looking forward to this countdown and building our collection of Christmas stories and memories!
First night a success! They were really excited!
Let the countdown begin!