Christmas Book Advent13:54:00
For the past two years I have made a book advent for the kids and it has become quite a tradition. I choose 24 books. Some old. Some new. A mix of some of our favourite family stories, classic Christmas selections and a few new exciting books thrown in the mix.
For me, it is about spending a little bit of time together enjoying a nice story. We do read all year around but you don't get to read in front of a Christmas tree surrounded by magical lights all year around do you? We love to sit in the warm living room, snuggled under a blanket while the kids take it in turns each day to open up the next book ready to read.
It doesn't need to be an expensive tradition. In fact it doesn't have to cost you more than the money for wrapping paper and tape. My kids have not once asked why their books have been wrapped up or questioned why they are not all new books. They love the book advent and the extra special bit of family time it gives us.
Our books are bought by our special Elf, I like to use an Elf just to bring exciting activities for the kids to do over Christmas and to make Christmas seem even more magical. You don't need an Elf to do a book advent though! This year I have displayed them with the smallest at the top and the largest at the bottom so it looks a bit like a tree shape!