I wrapped each Christmas book and attached a numbered tag on for the days. Allison also incorporated an activity to do each day related with the daily book but I'm not that prepared this year. Maybe next year~a girl can have a dream right?
I don't own 24 Christmas books so I went out today to used book stores and thrift stores to buy more. I also went to the library to borrow Christmas books too . The library books aren't due back until December 20th so that works. We will read the library books first. Of course, I will read Twas The Night Before Christmas on December 24th!
Another way I count down the days is with our Kurt S. Adler Snoman Advent calendar. Madison is old enough now to understand this tradition and can put the ornaments on the tree each day. I also will put a small treat inside the box to make it extra special.
Lastly, we have the Eric Carle's Dream Snow Pop Up Calendar. This is new this year too so I'm looking forward to Madison opening up a window each day to add a new decoration to this wonderful pop up scene.