Monday, November 30, 2015

Four Mondays Of : D I Y > C H R I S T M A S

The very last Christmas DIY that I wanted to share with you all has been one that I did last year for my little girl. A Book Advent Calendar. I think this is such a lovely idea for children of any age. Personally, I am not a huge fan of giving my child a lot of sugar, so last year I opted for books. 

Last year, Bug got to choose which book she wanted to open ever single day from Dec 1 - Dec 24th. I remember that she barely knew how to unwrap a present, but by the end she totally figured it out. This year, Bug told me that the wrapping were stickers - I am so excited to have her rip one tomorrow. After it is unwrapped, we will read the story! Just a very nice tradition, I think. 

In case you want to put something like this for your child or, heck, even your spouse (I would love one, although I probably wouldn't be able to read a novel a night!), I thought I would take some photos and post it here for you all to see. There is still time!
All You Need: 
24 books - used or new
Wrapping Paper - I used scraps of the paper from last year. 
Scissors and Tape  - for the wrapping

Wrap each book. I don't put numbers on any of the books, I let Bug choose which one she wants to open for each day, but you could definitely put numbers on them if you want!! 
All of my books have been previously read and loved. I had started gathering them up over the summer as I went to some garage sales, and definitely finished off the last few that I needed from the thrift store!
The photo below is a picture of our book pile last year!! One year, I would love to get Bug a Lego or Playmobil one, and I definitely want to make my own handmade one for the entire family - maybe a wall hanging! I just remember that the countdown to Christmas was so exciting as a child, so I would love to pass on the excitement to Bug. xoxo
I hope you guys enjoyed this advent calendar! I would love to see posts of your advent calendar, is it homemade, do you like the chocolate ones, which ones are your kids favourites? 

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