book advent calendar for kids



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?





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  1. This is incredible! My sweet girl will love this in a couple years. Can I ask what were some of the books you gifted?

    • thank you Miranda! absolutely…some of the books:

      * a few versions of the night before christmas – our fav is by Roger Duvoisin (shown above)
      * curious george christmas
      * rudolph the red nose reindeer by robert may
      * this is the world by m. sasek

      (to name a few)…happy holidays!

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