Advent Book Count-Down


One of the things that we are doing to count-down the days until Christmas is an Advent book count-down. I saw this idea all over various blogs and Pinterest, and I knew that it would be perfect for our family, too.


I wrapped 24 Christmas books.  We already had most of them, and I purchased the remainder at Half Price Books.  I numbered each of the books 1-24.


Each night, the littles will open the package that corresponds to that day, and we will read that book before they go to bed.


We opened and read our first one tonight, and they loved it.  It is a very simple, fun way to start counting down the days until Christmas.  Simple + fun = memories in the making.

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4 Responses to Advent Book Count-Down

  1. Heather says:

    this is a sweet idea. I am curious as to what kinds of books do you have?

    • Natalie says:

      Hi, Heather! The Night Before Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, The Nutcracker, Curdory’s Christmas Surprise (I just remember that one because it was the one we read last night), The Littlest Christmas Tree, Rudolph, The Christmas Story, Amelia Bedelia and the Christmas List, Thomas’s Christmas Delivery, Santa’s Toy Shop, Away in a Manger. Many of the books are Scholastic that I have ordered over the years or Little Golden Books (many of which are from my own childhood).

      That is all that I can remember. We had about 15 or so already, and I went to Half Price Books to buy the remainder, where I paid about $1-2 per book. I hope that helps.

      Keep in touch!

  2. sandy says:

    Very cute Natalie and your wrapping was lovely. I can see how excited they are to count down the days to Christmas.

    • Natalie says:

      Mother, you know that wrapping is so not my strong point. I worked really hard on those packages. Thank you for noticing. 🙂

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