This year, instead of purchasing an Advent calendar, the girls are wrapping up Christmas books in purple gift wrap to read to the kids every day. I have been collecting a lot of these books through the years and this year I got a few from our library, most of which, Cay Gibson has in her Christmas Mosaic, An Illustrated Book Study for Advent and Christmas. The kids will take turns picking out a book and unwrapping it and as the pile of books goes down, Christmas will get closer. I have set aside a few books to be read on appropriate days. Otherwise, the kids will randomly pick the book of the day.
The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale - December 6th, feast of St. Nicholas
Saint Nicholas - December 6th, feast of St. Nicholas
The Lady of Guadalupe - December 12th, feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Legend of the Poinsettia December 19th, the 3rd O Antiphon "Radix Jesse"
The Night of Las Posadas - December 24th, Christmas Eve
Here is a list of the books we will be reading starting on the first Sunday of Advent: These books are featured in Christmas Mosaic:
And here are more wonderful books to be enjoyed this Advent.