Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas book countdown

Last year, in all the craziness of a new baby, homeschooling and taking care of Kate, Christmas came at me like a freight train and I barely managed to remember my own name. This year is better but after struggling through this relentless bronchial cold for the last three weeks I still feel slow to accomplish much Christmas fun. I do not feel guilty however, I simply do what I can, when I can. Enter gift wrap and Christmas books.
Last year in the insanity of life, I simply wrapped all our Christmas books which I do not keep out all year round, and we tried to open one and read it before bed each night until Christmas. I think there was a backlog at one point of books needing to be read but with all the Christmas specials on tv, it's hard to fit it all in some evenings.
This year, so far, Seth has read several of them to himself since my voice was so weak and congested for so long. But since he is now a great reader, it's worked out well. So here are the books to date. Some are still wrapped and waiting to be picked. I did not number them so he's free to pick whatever strikes his fancy.

And here are some of the books that have already been opened and read together. I should have taken a photo of all the titles before we wrapped them but it didn't work out that way. For now, you can see most of the titles on my Library Thing list.

And this is the latest addition to the collection which I just found at Michael's a week ago. It's a very simple and humorous story of a goose trying to get a star from the sky for the animals' Christmas tree. Nothing profound, just nicely done. To see inside the book at Amazon go to Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star.

A few weeks ago I checked in at Barefoot Voyage and saw that Richele had the same idea this year, but with much nicer paper and a cute numbering system for each book.


  1. i really like this idea! I think we'll definitely try to implement this next year (if we have enough books! Most of ours are library rentals!)I suppose it could be a good reason to do some post Chrsitmas book shopping this year, right? ;)

  2. I love that idea! And I love your creative ideas on here in general! Got here from Amy's blog.


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