This year I'm using Cheryl's idea to count down the Advent days until Christmas. There are 25 days in Advent this year, so instead of purchasing an Advent calendar, I'm the girls are wrapping up 25 Christmas books in purple 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 marked a few books to be read on appropriate days, otherwise, the kids will randomly pick the book of the day. Here is a list of the 25 books we will be reading starting on the first Sunday of Advent:
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
These books are featured in Christmas Mosaic:
And here are more wonderful books to be enjoyed this Advent.