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Christmas Book Advent

I first started a Christmas book advent when my eldest started school as her love of reading rocketed which in turn encouraged her little brother. If you have never heard of a book advent it is simply an alternative way to countdown to Christmas, although we will still be doing chocolate calendars too! Simply wrap twenty four books ensuring you number them and then enjoy a different story each night until Christmas. For me, Christmas is all about the build up and my hope is that this is just another element to help create that excitement and anticipation. 

The books that I chose are a mixture of new, existing, borrowed and second hand books. You can obviously choose which books you want to include. I decided to do a mix of Christmas and winter themed books. Luckily we have quite a few winter themed books in our possession so I didn't need to acquire too many more books. To keep the costs down I only bought a few brand new books and the rest I managed to source secondhand either through charity shops or facebook selling pages. I even included a library book. You can find my Christmas book advent shop here.

Once you have your books in place it's simply time to wrap them. I decided to just to use some brown paper as I had some already and I quite like the simplicity of it. I then cut out numbers from some red wrapping paper to stick onto each book. You could also use gift tags or even paint or draw the numbers on. 

And that's it! I've found an old Christmas box to keep them in but you don't even need that. I can't wait to see how they react to this and hopefully it will add to the excitement of the build up. 

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