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Holiday Book Basket-All Wrapped Up

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in Christmas, Reading


Most of you know that we have a tiny, barely noticeable, really-we-could-give-it-up-anytime, passion for books in our family. Last year we put together a winter basket of our favorite books, which gave us countless hours of cozy couch time.  This year we’re continuing the tradition with an added tint of pleasure.

I came across the idea to choose 24 books, wrap each book, and add a number tag to each package.  Suddenly our winter book basket is an advent countdown.  Last night Mr. Darcy and I sat up wrapping packages, and I said “Honey, you are so crazy and sweet to be sitting here doing this with me instead of telling me I’m nuts.” I should mention it was the far side of midnight and the night before he’d been at the E.R. with our 9 year old.  He replied smilingly, “Honey, we’ve been married for ten years, I know all about your ideas.”

We’ve been adding a christmas book here and there for 9 years so we happen to have more than 24 books.  However, you may be be at the beginning of your collection.  Try scouting out thrift stores and used bookstores, look for special seasonal sales, or get really thrifty and wrap up a new batch of christmas library books each week.

To further your christmas journey into books check out Crafty Crow’s great book/advent post.  I’ll be adding several of hers to our library list.

We also enjoyed this lapbook/unit study, The Legend of the Candy Cane a few years ago, free at Homeschool Share.

For more great ideas about reading and advent, head to Real Learning.  After enjoying her links, scroll down and look in the left sidebar for a list of great christmas books.  This post includes a review of family favorites.

Happy Holiday Reading!


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