Monday, December 7, 2009
Christmas Traditions 2
We have started another one of our Christmas traditions--the Christmas books.
This started in 1994 when my mom gave each of the kids a Christmas book on Christmas Eve. I got The Littlest Angel. Every year since then, she has given each kid/family a new book. The year you get married you get The Gift of the Magi. Once children are in the mix, many of the books are geared to them. Last year, we finally got How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I had to tell her we didn't have it, because she thought everyone had received that one.
For the second year in a row now, I wrap all the books from my mom at the beginning of the month. I add in a few more that we have collected along the way to get to 24. Then I number the packages, line them up under the "small" tree (we have 2), and we read a Christmas book each night before bed.
I love it. Not only is it fun to have presents under the tree, but it is a fun way to countdown to Christmas.