Christmas Book Countdown: A Family Tradition Advent Calendar Idea

Rebecca Cooper

With just a few more weeks until December first, I’m starting to get things ready for our annual Christmas book countdown. This simple, yet meaningful tradition is one that my children love and look forward to each year. As a mom and book lover, I’m absolutely thrilled that this special tradition centers around reading!

We have many fond family memories of snuggling up on the couch and reading Christmas books by the light of the Christmas tree each year. I love that this tradition brings a bit of calm to the craziness of the holiday season. It gathers our family together at the end of each day, fosters connections and creates special memories.

Through the years I’ve slowly added Christmas books to our collection. We borrow them from the library before we buy to make sure we’ll really love them first. Near the end of November, I pull our Christmas books out of storage and wrap them up to be placed under the Christmas tree in a special basket/container…

rebecca simple as thatABOUT REBECCA: Rebecca Cooper is a 34-year-old wife and mother of four who lives with her family in beautiful Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more at Simple as That.

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