Here is another great idea I found on Pinterest. The kids in my house always have difficulty waiting until December 25th for Santa to come. So, on top of our usual "chocolate-a-day" Advent calendar, I've thrown this new "tradition" into the mix.
First, I picked 24 of my favourite Christmas books (Luckily I have taught kindergarten for the last 10 years so I have tons of these!).
Then I wrapped each one in colourful paper (I'll admit it - I bought the cheap stuff for this - but it still looks pretty!)
Using my Creative Memories tag punch, I cut a tag out of cardstock for each book
A black ink pad and number stamps add the date to each tag, numbers 1 - 24.
I used a black marker to add some detail and to beef up the numbers a bit.
Onto the packages they went!
As a mom, I need to think through the whole process and make sure I avoid as many possible problems as I can. I can just see my three little ones fighting over who gets to un-wrap the book each evening. To avoid this, I have put a child's initial on each package. Fighting avoided.
I think the kids will be so excited to see the stack of books on December first. In fact, I am pretty excited too. I ADORE all of these stories and I can't wait to share them with my little ones during the most wonderful time of the year!
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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."