Here is a super fun way to have 25 presents wrapped under the tree that your kids can open starting December 1.
For years, my family has had a tradition of reading Christmas stories by the tree each night as we counted down to Christmas day.
I wrap 25 books that we already have and place them under the tree starting December 1. Each night the kids can pick whichever one they want to open. It’s such a beautiful bonding moment for everyone. It’s also a great opportunity for your kids to read to you (if the book is at their level) or to their younger siblings. If there is a very special book that you want to read on a certain date, simply mark it with a special tag that says, “Open on Dec 25.” You can also number each book in a particular order too.
If you don’t have 25 holiday stories, you can find stories online and download them, then wrap them in a box. You can also go to your local library and find some holiday books there to wrap. Or you can check out our list below and buy one or two to start a collection.
Warning!! There are a few of these books below that still bring me to tears each year as I read them to my kids!
What traditions do you do to count down the holidays? We want to know in the comments below!