22 Days of Celebrating With Books

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but inside it’s so delightful…………And since were snuggled up with BOOKS, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!

Books are the ‘window’ to the world, beholding the power to evoke a child’s imagination and take them to a far off place.  With their inspirational words and enchanting stories that are capable of arousing heartfelt emotions.

With transferring my passion for books to my children, we shall celebrate this season of ADVENT with twenty-two picture books that incorporate their five senses.     

Blending the busyness of the holidays with an intentional book reminds me that I need to SLOW down at the end of each day, SNUGGLE with my children, BE PRESENT and FOCUS on what really matters most, FAMILY TOGETHERNESS……….

For twenty-two days leading up to Christmas there will be a variety of books that are heart-warming, thought-provoking, seasonal and some just for pure enjoyment!

24852102_10155671155391131_8639629381933883997_nWrapped carefully in a holiday bag, complete with tissue paper for those ‘peeking’ eyes, and placed as the first present under the Christmas tree.  Each night our ritual before bedtime becomes that of anticipation as to what book will be our engaging read.  

Our last few moments of the day that brings us ALL together is the closeness of each other’s presence, reading a book!




Here is a List of Our Twenty-Two Reads:

  1. The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
  2. Snowmen At Night by Caralyn Buehner
  3. A New Coat For Anna by Harriet Ziefert
  4. Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of The Christmas Legend by Julie Stiegemeyer
  5. The Light of Christmas by Richard Paul Evans
  6. Snowplace like Home! by Diana Manning
  7. The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman
  8. Itsy Bitsy Christmas by Max Lucado
  9. Maple & Willow’s Christmas Tree by Lori Nichols
  10. The Snowbelly family of Chillyville Inn by Cheryl Hawkinson
  11. Bear’s First Christmas by Robert Kinerk
  12. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson
  13. Room For A Little One by Martin Waddel
  14. The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader
  15. The Little Shepherd’s Christmas by Carol Heyer
  16. Papa Panov’s Special Day by Ruben Saillens
  17. God Bless Our Christmas by Hannah C. Hall
  18. The Legend of The Candy Cane by Lori Walburg
  19. The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear
  20. Christmas Oranges by Linda Bethers
  21. Bears Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson
  22. Christmas Love Letters from God by Glenys Nellist


For a Printable List Click Here

~Some of these books were new to our repertoire this year, and others were already owned.  Adjust list accordingly to books that your family enjoys.  Wrapping each book individually is another great option!    


However the holiday season begins or ends, make the most out of shared togetherness by incorporating a GOOD BOOK.  Reading to children always presents an opportunity to create ‘magical moments’ that will last for years to come!!! 



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