Holiday Book Advent

Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing one of our favorite family traditions…I started this last year and it was such a hit that I had to make it even better this year!

Book Advent- a holiday tradition

Not only does it look SO much prettier, but I bought some new books to add to our collection!

I love having seasonal books and always keep a basket of them in the living room.  I find if books are easy to access, my boys will read all the time. One of my favorite sights is when I find my boys curled up reading…often to each other…even though not one of them can read yet…so cute!

Here is the simple Book Advent I put together last year.

This year, I found the perfect FREE printable tags {HERE} and all I had to do was add some fun ribbons and tape them to my wrapped books.

I wrap them all randomly, so it is always a surprise to see which book is opened.

Last year, I just used books we already had, but this year I couldn’t resist adding a few new ones to the collection.

Countdown to Christmas...with books!

These are the books I wrapped up:

  •  There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell  by Lucille Colandro
  • The Hat by Jan Brett
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
  • Mooseletoe by Margie Palatini
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Snowmen At Night by Caralyn Buehner
  • Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner
  • Snowmen At Christmas by Caralyn Buehner
  • Merry Christmas Ollie by Olivier Dunrea
  • The Best Christmas Ever by Dave Ramsey
  • Auntie Claus by Elise Primavera
  • If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff
  • Christmastime is Here (Little People Lift the Flap book)
  • Christmastime in the Big Woods (Little House Books)
  • Biggest Snowman Ever by Elizabeth Bennet
  • The Biggest Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
  • Snow Family by Daniel Kirk
  • Snow Place Like Home by Diana Manning
  • Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson
  • Baby Jesus is Born (Arch Books)
  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin

Twenty-four books is a lot to purchase all at once, so Not all of them are specifically Christmas books…Some are Winter books.  I have been picking up books at garage sales and through the Scholastic school book order.  Each time I buy a Christmas book, I replace one of the Winter books.

Holiday Book Advent- What a fun tradition!

My boys are already trying to open them up…Hope I can hold them off until December 1st!


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What is your Favorite Holiday Book?


Happy Day!



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