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!

Jacq Mitchell

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  1. Nicole Feliciano

    November 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Such a great idea. I just ordered some sets for the kids for Xmas (Beatrix Potter being a favorite)–love giving the gift of reading.

  2. The Thumbist

    November 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Genius idea! An alternative Advent Calendar that keeps on giving!!! This is on my to-do list.

  3. Tara F.

    November 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I love this idea and am planning to do it this year with my 3 yr old son.

  4. Nadia Carriere

    November 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Wonderful! Let us know how it turns out ;).

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