Children’s Christmas Books : A Family Tradition

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?  Do you have special rolls that your grandma used to make?  Driving through neighborhoods looking for Christmas lights?  Visiting Santa?  I love to hear about other people’s Christmas traditions…so I thought I’d share one family’s favorite Christmas traditions with you too! 🙂  Every year since the kids were born we have been collecting children’s Christmas books.  Collecting them became a tradition of sorts in and of itself, which is fun too.  But, it’s what we do with all of our collected children’s Christmas books that is even more fun!

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Each year prior to December 12th, I wrap up all of our children’s Christmas books (we have about 15 now).  I put the wrapped books in a bucket by our fireplace and every night before bed, the kids get to pick one book to unwrap and we read it together as a family.  They take turns picking and unwrapping each night, and really look forward to that time that we get to spend together as a family every night before bed. Even now that they are older, it’s still something they look forward to.

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I can’t wait to continue this tradition with these same books with my grandkids once my own kids are out of the house…but we won’t think about that right now.  wah! 😉  If you’d like to start your own children’s Christmas books tradition, here are our favorites that are part of our collection.  I’ve included affiliate links to make it easier to find the exact versions of the books we have. 🙂

I’d love to hear about your favorite traditions.  Some of our favorite traditions are those that we learned about from friends and neighbors and adopted ourselves. 🙂

Have a great day!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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