Friday, November 30, 2012

Advent count down books

I am so pleased that our kids love books as much as I do, and there is nothing better than digging out your Christmas boxes from storage and rediscovering your festive books.

This year, I wanted to do something a little different with the kids to make the books a little more special, and to also aid in our countdown until Christmas Day. I have seen this idea around the traps and thought it was perfect for our kiddos!

Each year I try to add to our collection of books, as Santa gifts at Christmas parties, ideas for grandparents and I also purchased a few newbies when I was in Perth in October as the Big W stock is always different than our local Targets.

As a advent calendar of sorts, I have wrapped 25 Christmas books, all a little different and a little interesting and have used these gorgeous tags created by the clever Bianca from a little delightful.

The cute tags all count down the number of days to go!! So at story time every night, the kids will take it in turns at unwrapping the next book in the series and we will read it together.

I kept a basic colour scheme of red polka dot paper ( I love polka dots and this paper was only $2 for a large roll from Target!) and brown paper (the smaller books as below are actually wrapped in a brown sandwich bag!! When wrapping 25 books, the quick option is often the best and a brown bag doesn't need cutting!)

Even a bit of washi tape was used to add finishing touches to the wrapping but the labels are certainly gorgeous on their own!

When the kids discovered a gorgeous basket filled with lovely wrapped parcels, excitement filled the air!! It certainly beats the bickering we had last year over who got to choose the book for the night! And what a lovely way to count down to Christmas Day!
Oh how I love Christmas!

The very clever Bianca has created these Advent Count down labels and is so generous to offer them as a printable for you to use at home! They are so versatile and can be used for anything and everything. Used in an advent calendar, on treats for your children, labels on a scrapbook . The possibilities are endless. Or , like I did, to add more joy to the most beautiful gift you can give a child. A book and the imagination to fill the pages.

To Download your very own copy of these cool labels , check out Bianca's blog HERE
While you are there, make sure you have a look at her other gorgeous Christmas printables. The Advent cards are on my print and laminate list for today and we have already used her 'Letters to Santa' Printable. Just love them!


  1. What a gorgeous idea Liz!!
    I will have to remember this for when Evie is a bit older (and I have more christmas books!)

  2. Great idea Liz. I came to you via A Little Delightful. Would you be okay if I pinned items from your blog to Pinterest? I will link directly back to your original post. Any other stipulations?

  3. Fantastic Idea!! Love the wrapping too!! xx

  4. i love this!
    i did this with my youngest a couple of years ago, think i'll do it again this year for my granddaughters!

  5. Liz your wrapped is so clever and gorgeous! I love it x

  6. Love this Liz! The basket looks great and so inviting I bet the kids will want to open them all! So good to encourage a love of reading! My daughter loves books - will have to get organised and do this for next that time my baby will be 1.5yrs and she can enjoy the books as well =)

  7. I love this idea! I get more excited than the kids to pull out all the Christmas books to read again at this time of year. Inspiring!

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