Book advent calendar 

Book advent calendar 

20161122_125526We first had a Christmas book advent calendar last year when the ladybird was 2 and a half. I did it as part of an activity/book advent calendar  (of course there was chocolate too). I wrapped our Christmas books and a few library ones. On days where I was working we would unwrap a book and on my days off we did christmas activities. it work well but this year I’ve decided to do a full book advent calendar. one book each night of advent.

We always have 1 or 2 books at the ladybird’s bedtime. the tiny ladybird usually listens too now before she has milk and then goes to bed too. so I thought it would be a nice tradition to start.

The books are a mixture of Christmas stories and winter themed ones. some of them are the ones we have collected over the last few years and some are from our local library. Most of the library ones I have not read so I’m hoping they are good ones.


Instead of wrapping them in christmas wrapping paper which felt wasteful (and also time consuming initially), I bought a meter of cheap christmas fabric and will use it to wrap a book each night.

We are starting with Betty and the yeti which is not Christmas themed but snowy. we will finish with the night before Christmas but other than that I’ve not really planned the order.


I’m hoping this will be a lovely Christmas bedtime tradition. I’ll be sharing the books each Friday as part of my regular little loves posts and you can follow along on my instagram account too.

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  1. November 28, 2016 / 7:47 am

    This is a really good idea. My 2 year old loves to read (we read 2 stories every night before bed), and she would love this! #MarvMondays

  2. November 28, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I love the idea of reusing the wrapping paper and a great way to enjoy Christmas reading #MarvMondays

  3. November 29, 2016 / 8:33 am

    This is a lovely idea and I love nice kids books. Thanks for joining us for #marvmondays

  4. Double the Monkey Business
    November 29, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    This is a brilliant idea, I love it #MarvMondays

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