Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

Merry Christmas!

I want the days leading up to Christmas 
to be a little more special this year.
So we started a few new traditions.

One of them is so simple, but the girls are 
loving it!
I wrapped up all our Christmas books.

 Each night, they take turns choosing one book to unwrap.
Then we cuddle up and read it before bed.
The last few weeks have felt like we've been 
rushing right up to bed time.
I appreciate the way this slows us down.
 We end the night with fun anticipation,
wondering what book it will be
and snuggles.

 I didn't have quite enough books for the 25 days.
But then I found a few good ones at Goodwill,
so now we're good to go.

I love how something so simple and easy,
can bring such joy to our evenings.

Hope you have a simple day filled with little joys!


  1. I DID THIS TOO!! how weird is that!?! my kids are loving it too! great minds think alike, huh?? :)

  2. That is new to me...what a wonderful tradition to have with your girls...LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!