Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Advent Calendar

I just finished wrapping our advent calendar. A book a day for 24 days - and that will be our first bedtime book that night. At the end of January I’ll put the Christmas/Winter books away for a year so we can do this again next December. I did this last year - I got the idea from this lovely blog post.

I wasn’t thinking much - I wrapped everything, putting it into piles and now I don’t remember which book is which. Hopefully The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming is on #20 and hopefully the 2 I Spy books aren’t next to each other but if so whatever.

Last year half of the books were library books. This year they’re all ours! Many are thrifted and some are paperbacks that are about on their last legs but I’m glad that I’ve got an excuse to get a handful of fun new Christmas books every year. I’m thinking in 2013 the first book will be the best Christmas Pageant Ever and we’ll do a chapter a night. I’ll probably have to get a second chapter book for #15 or so. You know I love love love the ages the girls are and I don’t want to seem like I want them to grow up right away but I love thinking about things they’ll be able to do in the future.

Do any of y’all have a favorite Winter/Christmas/Holiday book for me to add in future years?