We have a million few Christmas traditions around here.

I’ll force you to read about all of them over the next month and a bit….

but they are good traditions (I think), and they are easy and inexpensive – which all-in-all – are the best kind of traditions. 

This one is “A Book A Night” and runs for the entire month of December.

Each year I take the Christmas books off of the girls bookshelves, and add a few more from the library until I have the necessary 24.


I wrap each book by itself and put it in a pile on our landing.


Each night in December, as we head up to bed, the girls choose a book to unwrap and we read it together.

Sometimes it’s a favourite from their own rooms, sometimes it’s a newbie from the store or library.

Now tell me, wouldn’t you be a little more inclined to head up to bed if you had this to entice you up those stairs?

I will admit that this year I did buy some of the books.

The girls’ school runs a book program through Scholastic Canada where if you order books, the classroom will get some as well for its library.

It’s a double win!


Isn’t this a ‘warm and fuzzy’ tradition that you could incorporate?  

These are the kind of memories you want for your kids right?

It truly has become an anticipated event over here.




Have a great one!

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