With the kids being old enough to understand so much more this holiday season, I decided to introduce the advent calendar concept, in book form! It’s been done before – I can’t take credit for it, but I had so much fun putting it together. Henry and Marie love books, and the idea of giving their library a refresh, in addition to counting down to Christmas, was a win win for me. We’ve been opening a book every night at bedtime, and amazingly, they’ve accepted that it is one a day and have left the others (mostly) untouched! It took a bit of enforcement the first day or two of course, but now it’s understood. I did this project a bit last minute (staying up until midnight the last day of November) and I’m sharing this on the blog a bit later than I had hoped, but better late than never, right?! How do you countdown with your kids?