If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember that last year we started the tradition of counting down to Christmas with books.
Here are some of the pictures from last year:
I've had a few people ask me about it on InstaGram, so I thought I'd write a little bit more about it and share what books we have included.
1. Buy 25 Christmas books (one for each day/night in December that leads up to Christmas).
2. Wrap them each and number them. (You probably don't have to number if you don't want to, but I like to have certain ones that tie in with certain activities or other traditions. Does that make sense? So on the night we are making gingerbread houses, I have a gingerbread man book planned. I also keep the "night before Christmas" books for the end.)
3. Have a basket or bucket for the books to be held. I usually keep the wrapped books next to the Christmas tree with the basket beside it. After we have unwrapped the books and read them, we keep them in the basket for Reagan to read whenever he chooses.
4. Each night before bed have your child unwrap a book to read!
Here is a list of the books we are using this year:
It's Christmas David, Ilama Ilama Holiday Drama, The Night Before Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, The Christmas Baby, Christmas in the Manger, Who will Guide my Sleigh?, A Pirates Night Before Christmas, Toy Story Woody's White Christmas, The Gingerbread Girl, The Gingerbread Man, If you Take a Mouse to the Movies, Little Critter's The Night Before Christmas, The Polar Express, The Night Before the Night Before Christmas, Fancy Nancy Christmas, Silent Night, We wish you a Merry Christmas, Curious George Christmas, The Three Bears Christmas, Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus, A Cars a Very Mater Christmas, The Little Engine that Could and the Snowy Blowy Christmas, Oh What a Christmas, Biscuit's Pet and Play Christmas
Here are some of the Christmas books on my wishlist to add for future Christmases: