For some, the paper chain countdown is a great idea. Potentially a traditional advent calendar or some unique idea that works perfectly for your family. For us, the book loving family, we’re going with a book countdown again. It’s worked wonderfully the last 2 years so we’re already excited about it this year.
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We use 23 Christmas books and starting on December 1, the kids pick a book to read. Of course they switch out who picks so we don’t have too many arguments. But why 23 books? December 1-23 we read a new book, December 24 we read the story of Jesus’ birth from either the Storybook Bible or from our bible.
*Please know that this was a collection of books created over years. The first time we did this we used library books to fill in the gaps. We have had some of these books since we were kids so we’ve gotten to add those to the collection also.*