I was really hoping to get my stitched pillow post finished and ready to go for you today, but we spent the weekend doing this
|college visit to MIT|
|early birthday dinner at Olive Garden|
and yesterday was his 18th birthday.
So I decided to bring you a simple and fun idea to share with your littles this Christmas season.
Over the years of my kids being small I was a collector of books. I wanted a variety, but mostly I wanted the most bang for my buck. My hubby and I spent thousands of hours sitting with our littles and reading. Best.time.spent.ever. If you have littles, take a minute and sit down and read a book. I digress. Me = collector of children’s books. I was fortunate that the preschool where I worked, participated with the scholastic book order program. I was always able to find a good amount of books for $1-$3. A great value when you are growing your own library.
Among my book collection, a collection of Christmas books emerged.
Somewhere in the midst of that, while visiting the home of an older-mom friend, I noticed her basket of Christmas books sitting in the corner and I loved it. And so began another Christmas tradition. When the Christmas decorations come out, so do the Christmas books. Some years they are gathered in a basket.
Some years they have been wrapped in pretty wrapping paper. A super fun thing to do with littles – they love the surprise of opening presents, and how fun is opening one book every night and reading a Christmas story??!!??
Some times, it’s both – wrapped in the basket 🙂
In all the hustle and bustle of the days leading up to Christmas it is nice to take a moment with your kiddos curl up in a warm blanket and read a story!!
Linking up with Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts / Beth at Home Stories A to Z / Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia / Kristin at We Are That Family / Leslie at Lambert’s Lately / Kristina at Mother’s Niche / Ruth at Living Well and Spending Less / Wendy at The Shabby Nest / Jane at Finding Fabulous / Jen at Tatertots and Jello / Kathy at Cornerstone Confessions