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Years ago on pinterest, I saw a Christmas tradition that I knew instantly I wanted to start for our family! Someone had that idea to wrap 24 Christmas books and have their children open one book a night from December 1st to Christmas Eve. I’m slightly obsessed with children’s book, so I KNEW this was something that was right up my alley. At the time when we started this, I didn’t have 24 Christmas books and I didn’t want to drop a hundred bucks on new books right before the holidays. So the first year I bought a couple and just wrapped up regular books we already had to fill the remaining books I needed to cover a book every night. Slowly over the years I bought more and more and now we even have a couple extra so I can pick and choose which ones to wrap every year. The kids LOVE this tradition. Each night a different kiddo gets to unwrap a present and we all pile on the couch and read them together! I love it!
We don’t read Christmas books too often throughout the year, so even though they are old books, the kids love hearing the stories over again!
This is now mainly for the two little kids, since our older boys are 11 and 12. But they still participate for Mom’s sake and I love that it brings us all together at least for a little bit every night.
How does time fly by so fast?! Just two more weeks til Cal turns 4! Everyday he asks how many more days there are til his Sonic birthday party lol. His birthday kicks off our summer birthday season. 5 out of 6 of us have birthdays within a 4 week time frame. Summer is busy, busy, busy for us!