Last summer, I stumbled across a post about a wonderful holiday tradition: giving your child(ren) one book, everyday, beginning December first and continuing until Christmas Eve. A Christmas Book Advent Calendar... what a great idea! I'm an avid reader, and hope that A loves to read as much as I do. His book collection is massive, and we have books in almost every play-space, the diaper bag, and in the car. I immediately started looking for Christmas books anywhere I could find them, and slowly started growing our collection.
Although A was a little young last year to understand the meaning, he smiled at a lot of the stories, and C and I loved reading them to him. We plan to continue the tradition this year, and thankfully, will not need to buy a lot of new books. There are few that we plan to replace as A gets older, but many of them will last for several years - if not through his entire childhood.
I was so thankful that this idea was posted over the summer, so those of us who were interested in starting this tradition with our own children, would have enough time to gather all the books before December. I thought I'd pay it forward, and share the books we purchased last year!
A few of these books were purchased from Borders during their store-closing clearance, and a few others were purchased through Totsy, Gilt or HauteLook flash sales. Below contain links to the books through Amazon. Amazon occasionally offers 4 for 3 promotions on children's books (buy 4 books, and get them for the price of 3). I took advantage of that promotion a few times to finish our Christmas collection. And of course, if you are an Amazon Prime Member, you can take advantage of free shipping on most (if not all!) of these books!
|Elf on the Shelf|
|You are my Miracle|
|Duck & Goose, It's Time for Christmas|
|Bear Stays Up for Christmas|
|My First Christmas|
|Christmas in the Manger|
|Llama Llama Holiday Drama|
|Fly Santa Fly|
|BOB: And 6 more Christmas stories|
|The Finest Christmas Tree|
|Christmas is Coming, Marley|
|Merry Christmas, Storybook Collection|
|When Santa Turned Green|
Great Reindeer Rebellion
|Cold Paws, Warm Heart|
|The Night Before Christmas|
Not that I want to wish Fall away, but I am already looking forward to re-reading these stories to A again this year!
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