24 Days of Books ~ The Alternative Advent Calendar

I stumbled upon this idea last year and thought it was genius.  Having a book to unwrap every day before Christmas makes the countdown to the big day extra special. Think an advent calendar, but replace chocolate with books!

A couple trips to my local second-hand bookshops were all it took to gather twenty-three Christmas and winter themed books. For the final story (when excitement is at it’s peak), what else but our family copy of “Twas The Night Before Christmas”.

I wrapped each book individually, stacked them in a neat pile and will let my daughter open one each night before bed.  I think this is such a fantastic idea and I cannot wait for December 1st!