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christmas story advent

Nearly advent and we’re getting excited!


Wrapping Christmas books for our storybook advent was how I spent my afternoon and I’m getting very excited now! We’ve got quite a selection of books now and it was hard to choose from them all.

Storybook advent

We started doing the storybooks in 2014 and the girls look forward to it now. The pile of wrapped books are on the patio and Ella got really excited when she saw them. She said she can’t wait till Thursday to open the book, the chocolate calendar, the activity calendar and the new wooden drawer one we bought last year ๐Ÿ™‚

chocolate advent

I’ve written the activities for the pocket Santa advent, in some little handcrafted gift tags.

activity advent
I can’t tell you what I’m putting in the wooden drawers one because Kaycee reads my blog now and I don’t want to spoil it for her!

What I’m most looking forward to is my Yankee Candle advent that I treated myself to in January this year! It was on sale at Amazon and I can’t wait to open number 1 ๐Ÿ™‚

Yankee Candle advent

2 more days to go ๐Ÿ™‚


Ready for Advent :) New wooden advent calendar

Ready for advent

We’ve got an extra wooden advent calendar this year and I really must not buy anymore!

They’ve got the usual chocolate one each

Advent calendars with chocolate

the activity one

Activity advent santa

the storybook advent

Gift wrapped story books

Wooden advent

and the new wooden drawer advent that I got from Home Sense. To be fair, it really is Ant’s fault we’ve got it because he encouraged me to buy it!

I have no idea what I’m going to put in it, though. The drawers are tiny.

Wooden advent with drawers

We’re not having anymore no matter how lovely they are (and we saw some realllly nice ones at Pennell’s garden centre yesterday!)

Story Books for Advent – Bedtime Story Every Night

For a few years now I’ve wanted to wrap up 24 different Christmas story books so the girls could open one each night of advent and be surprised with a new story.

A selection of Christmas story books


Since starting my volunteering job at the charity shop I’ve been able to sort through the books and reserve them until I could collect them and today I completed our new collection of 24 Christmas stories for advent ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m so excited! I can’t wait to get them wrapped and for December 1st to get here so we can read our first one.
I was going to use some of the books that we already have but I thought that seeing as they were so cheap it would be nice to have 24 completely new stories this year.

The girls are going to love it because they look forward to story time every night and they’re going to think it’s brilliant to unwrap a new book ๐Ÿ™‚
I think this is going to become a much loved Christmas tradition in our house!