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Advent Book Calendar

Last year we started one of my new favorite Christmas traditions in our home.

I individually wrapped 24 kids Christmas books and placed them under the tree.

Then each night during the month of December, right before the kids went to bed – we would read one of the stories together.

reading christmas books

I loved watching the kids get so excited about unwrapping a book, and sitting together for a few minutes of peace (which doesn’t happen often with three kids) was a great ending to the day.

This year I wrapped a few of the books from last year and purchased a few new ones.

And here’s a great tip: if you don’t want to buy 24 new Christmas books, get them from the library. Books borrowed now aren’t due until the end of December – perfect!

I wrapped our books in matching paper that I found in the $1 aisle at Target – score!

Books and wrap

A little red bakers twine added a nice touch.

I’m looking forward to starting it this Sunday evening.

Do you do an advent calendar at your home?

finished books