25 Books of CHRISTmas
As most of you know I am now a NEW GiGi to a 4 y/o granddaughter. I am so so excited to be able to share this FIRST Official CHRISTmas with her. I have been looking for NEW traditions to start with her and all my other grandkids that I will be having in the future (which I hope are MANY!!). We want to do a lot of memory gifts or “experience/moment” gifts and this one looks FUN. The 25 days of CHRISTmas books for children was created out of a desire to slow the month of December down and focus on what is truly important. Often we get so consumed with other things and the hustle and bustle of shopping. I think this would be a cool way to spend a lot of fun time with the children, building memories and doing meaningful things with them.
Pick 25 Books for your CHRISTmas Book Countdown
Every day in December I have picked out a book for Stella. She along with mom and dad can sit down together, maybe before bed, and read it. What makes it super special is that the book will be gift wrapped (you could number each book if you wish) and she will get to unwrap one book a day. If you have several kids, they can take turns picking the book each day. This is fun because it adds the element of surprise & kids always love to unwrap things (us adults do too who are we kidding 🙂
All the books are about wintertime or CHRISTmas!! I made sure the last few will be about Jesus’ birthday, with the very last book being “A Birthday Party of Jesus“, which I think will be just PERFECT! I love creating these new traditions and special memories with our granddaughter. We hope this will be one of her favorite family memories and it is such a simple & easy tradition to create. PLUS I had a ton of fun doing it.
It can be very frugal as you can use books you already have collected over the years. You can always look for books at garage sales and thrift stores throughout the year.
Fill a basket with books
Start by rounding up your favorite childrens CHRISTmas books, place them in a basket and either let your child choose the book each night or you choose the book for them. If you don’t have all your books ready at once, you can just keep adding in new books to the basket during the month. Since our granddaughter lives out of town, I had to have all my books at once. It was fun picking each book out and adding a special message in some of them.
Add some Special touches to your Basket
The very first book I got her was The Grinch, and we will be taking her to see the movie on Friday. In addition, I added a Grinch stuffed animal and Grinch Jammies. I wrapped all the books up and tied her Grinch CHRISTmas ornament around all the books.
Start a NEW Family Tradition
I am confident that our grandchildren will look forward to this tradition every year. What a fun way to share the gift of LITERACY, there’s nothing better for young children than making reading fun!! I will also be excited to see how many of our kids hand this tradition down to their grandchildren. I have found some of the cheapest books on Amazon.com and Barnes and Nobles.
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