Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Christmas Book Tradition

One of my Christmas traditions my mom initiated growing up was giving each of us a new holiday book at Christmas time.  Each of my sisters and I received a book, and inside the front cover it lists our name and the year.  As you can imagine, this amounted to quite a collection of Christmas stories.  This year, I'm excited to start this tradition with my daughter!  I realize it will be a couple of years before she can actually read these Christmas stories herself, but by then we'll have a whole shelf to pull from!  It makes me smile to think of us curled up together, reading these stories together with her as she grows up.  Now, all I have to do is find the perfect first book to kick off this tradition.

What are your favorite Christmas story books?

6 comments:

Mary said...

Mine is definitely the Grinch. What a lovely tradition!

Arika said...

Ooh! You know I love this question! If I had to choose just one, it would be 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. I like the version illustrated by Matt Tavares. Yay for collecting Christmas books!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

I really love this tradition. I also like wrapping books and using them as an advent calendar. You wrap up old books but sprinkle new ones in every year!

Gloria said...

Awww what a fun family tradition! How the Grinch Stole Christmas has always been a favorite of mine :-)

birdie to be said...

Oh my goodness... what a cute idea! I completely agree with "twas the night before Christmas!"

Shawna B said...

As a fellow teacher, I'm so excited to buy books for by baby girls this year too. My first purchase was 'that's not my reindeer!' Have you seen this series. My girls (6 months) love to feel all the textures.

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