Our NEW family Christmas traditions (part 2) – 24 Days of Christmas tales

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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.

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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.

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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

7) An Elf’s Story DVD £4.99 Amazon (Read my post about Elf on the Shelf here)

8) Merry Top Circus Goodie bag £12 Marks & Spencer

9) Frozen DVD £7 Tesco

10) Merry Top Circus Paper chains £4 Marks & Spencer

4 Comments

  1. December 10, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Love this idea! definitely one ill be doing next year x

    • December 21, 2014 / 8:13 pm

      I know isn't it a fab idea. It's great as it makes you read a story each night!

  2. December 13, 2014 / 9:01 pm

    I absolutely love this idea and if I hadn't bought a Christmas book haul this year I could do it next year these are all fab books. What a great thing to feel festive all month long. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me Happy Holidays! #sharewithme

    • December 21, 2014 / 8:14 pm

      It really does make you feel festive – and love a Christmas book! Defo do it next year- its so exciting for the little ones.

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