Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Count down

Okay I was going to wait until I had a chance to take some pictures but decided that if I waited I would not get this posted.  So pictures will have to come later.  Tomorrow is the first day of December!  So I wanted to share with you one of my favorite ways to count down to Christmas.  We have several different advent calendars in our home.  But I think this is one of my favorite.  Every year I take 25 children's book about Christmas and wrap them each up in Christmas wrapping paper.  I then number them and put them in a basket.  Each night one of the kids gets to open a book and we read it together.  By the time Christmas day comes we have read 25 great books all about Christmas.  There are several reasons that I love this.  One I am a book addict.  Two I find it is a great way to teach my kids the true meaning of Christmas.  We have books about Santa in there but most of the books are about Christ and his birth.  I love it and the kids love opening a book each night.  So this year I will try to share with you each night what book was opened.  If you can find 25 books about Christmas in your house then get wrapping because your kids will love this new tradition! 


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! If only I had checked this out sooner...maybe we will have to do the 12 days until Christmas!

  2. Jamie your kids would love this. I have started late befoer and the kids dn't seem to notice.