We always read a book or 3 before bedtime so I love this Christmas book advent idea that I spotted on, yes .. you guessed it Pinterest (seriously what did we do before it?)
Basically, you wrap up 24 Christmas Themed Books and your child/children unwrap one each night to read before bed. A great way to build up the anticipation – don’t you think?
Now, before you panic that you need to buy 24 news books why not have a search around the home for any Christmas or winter themed books you already have and love? The excitement for the children is not knowing what one it will be.
I went through Miss Marnie’s Christmas books and discovered we had 15 already (did you not know I LOVE Christmas?) .. so only a few more to find.
I am a big believer in hunting through charity shops. I’ve found loads of books for Miss M in our local one. I always hunt out the classics, check the condition and stock up.
So, this year I will be wrapping them all up in paper left over from last year, stacking them in a basket with a cosy blanket and will let Miss M take her pick.
Why does it have to be just books? What about alternating them with Christmas movies (great for the weekends), crafts, games or even a letter to santa set?
Here’s a few ideas of what to wrap all for under £12 … and check out my Sunday Night book club – where every Sunday until Christmas where I will be listing my favourite Christmas books.
2) Letter to Santa £3.50 British Red Cross Shop
3) Christmas Snap £5.99 Usborne
4) Christmas Journal £8.50 Paperchase
5) My Giant Christmas Sticker book £3.99 John Lewis
6) Pom Pom Reindeer kit £2 for 3 Hobbycraft
8) Merry Top Circus Goodie bag £12 Marks & Spencer
9) Frozen DVD £7 Tesco
10) Merry Top Circus Paper chains £4 Marks & Spencer