|Last year's book advent|
I was inspired by this advent calendar at Crafts Unleashed. I really like those little paper mache boxes. I used 23 round and one star shaped for my version of the advent calendar. I attached number cutouts I found at the craft store.
Then I stacked them into a Christmas tree shape.
Because the number didn't come out quite right, I have 3 presents under the Christmas tree.
Each container has a scroll with our Christmas book for the day written on it. I also included little trinkets like Christmas erasers and stickers that I tried to match to the book.
|Jingle bells for The Polar Express|
And all the Christmas books are piled in our basket, ready to be read any time.
Some of our favorite Christmas books:
Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood
The Little Crooked Christmas Tree by Michael Cutting
Christmas Tree Farm by Ann Purmell
Where, Oh Where, Is Santa Claus? by Lisa Wheeler
A Christmas Tree for Pyn by Olivier Dunrea
The First Christmas by Allia Zobel-Nolan
The Very Snowy Christmas by Diana Hendry
Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh
Santa Duck by David Milgrim
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Hilary Knight
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
Christmas Angels: Read and Share by Gwen Ellis
Rock-a-bye Christmas by Matt Novak
Not Enough Beds: A Christmas Alphabet Book by Lisa Bullard
One Shining Star: A Christmas Counting Book by Anne Vittur Kennedy
Christmas Mice! by Bethany Roberts
Where's Prancer? by Syd Hoff
Santa's Toy Shop by Al Dempster
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
The Story of Christmas by Patricia A. Pingry
Reindeer Christmas by Mark Kimball Moulton
Christmas for the Snowmen by Wolfram Hanel
The Littlest Christmas Tree by R. A. Herman
Are You Grumpy, Santa? by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis
A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
Corduroy's Christmas Surprise by Don Freeman
Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini
The First Night by B.G. Hennessy