One of the simplest and funnest Christmas traditions we began a few years ago was a picture book countdown. This tradition serves three purposes in our family:
- It is super fun to open a present every day. Even though most of the books are repeats from last year, they are special because we only bring them out at Christmas time!
- It helps to keep our hearts focused on the reason we are celebrating. The books we have selected are all focused on the birth of Christ.
- It builds the anticipation for Christmas day! Who doesn’t love a countdown?
Before December begins I wrap our collection of Christmas books and number them–beginning with the total number of books we have–in descending order all the way down to 1. We are still working our way up to the full 25, but have built our collection surprisingly quickly! (I also try to make use of our local library’s books to fill in the days I don’t have books for.)...Read More