Being a family of book lovers, I'm really excited about our second year doing the Book Advent Calendar.
I started this tradition last year, It worked so well and all the boys loved being able to unwrap a different book each night before bed.
It really got them into the swing of Christmas.
The excitement of not knowing what story they were going to get was great fun!
As I got so many new Christmas books last year I'll only be purchasing a couplw more this year.
After last year I put all the books away so they will still feel new to the boys and give the same excitement as it did last year.
The bear who had never seen Christmas
Santa's sleigh is on its way to Kent
Norman the slug who saved Christmas
The gruffalos child
How many sleeps till Christmas
The dinosaur that pooped Christmas
The polar bear who saved Christmas
Bear stays up for Christmas
Aliens love Panta Claus
Father Christmas really needs a wee
I love you Father Christmas
One snowy night
One snowy night
The idea is:
You wrap up 24 books and then you either number them or let your child/children open them at random.
It makes a change from the usual chocolate advent calendars and it's more fun.
They don't all have to be Christmas themed they can be some of your favourite stories.
I still have a couple more to get and then I'll add a couple of their normal favourites!
Then I shall begin the wrapping and hiding them until December 1st when they will appear along with the Scout Elf.
Is this something you do already, or something you may consider doing now?