Better than chocolate!  We did this Advent Calendar last year and Lucas loved it so much that I'm getting ready to do it again.




Last year the plan was to do the chocolate Advent calendar in the morning (after breakfast of course) and the book one was for night time.  All the best plans can sometimes go awry though.  It ended up with Lucas forgetting about the chocolate calendar ... (What the???)  and every morning he opened a new book.

We have a healthy stack of Christmas books.  Many given as gifts, some handed down from older cousins, and some that we (of course I mean I) have purchased because I'm a sucker for a book. I'm pretty sure this Dinosaur one will get a lot of reads this year! 


Christmas books


And then I add new books, hand me down books and op shop books.  Many are books he can read during the year, not just at Christmas.  Some puzzle books are fun too, for summer holidays.



This year I have added some books to our stash with new books that Lucas has not seen.

I bought them from STORY MAMA - she is offering a 10% OFF discount for Lucas loves cars crew!  So head over, buy some books and support another local Australian business.


Story Mama books.


The books that I choose for Lucas' calendar are varied and not all of them are about Christmas.

I wrap the books in newspaper to keep the cost down and keep it more environmentally friendly. Adding a strip of Christmas paper gives the pile a great pop of colour.


Don't tell anyone - but I'll let you into a little secret - I cheat!  I never have 25 books at the start of the month.


I'm just not that organised.  I figure if I have 15 or so then I can add a few as we go.  Lucas is getting better at maths this year and I might just be in trouble ... but then he quite likes when there are new books added to the pile!

I thought about numbering them all ... but Lucas loves choosing the book he wants to open each day.

Do you have enough books to create a Calendar?  

Would you put a little tree on top or maybe a Star? 




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