Hey there! Are you trying to come up with a fun, non-pretentious, minimally crafty advent idea to share with your kids this holiday season? I know I am. I’ve always found the book advent ideas to be such fun. So far, I have failed miserably in instituting them into our holiday shebang, but that’s not to say you should be anything like me! I’ve rounded up a few fun, non-pretentious, minimally crafty ideas from around the web. There’s still time to plan and get these ideas going, so let’s check it out, shall we!?
- This one is involved, as this amazing mama has included not just a book but a holiday movie, craft, and treat for every single day of the advent. This is the ultimate. This is not something I can personally see myself doing. But if you have the time, it all sounds pretty fabulous.
- Oh my, this one from Jackie at My Little Bookcase is cute. She has a fun way to display the books, with information on how to do it and how to do it on a budget (i.e., use library books).
- Reading Confetti has displayed her book advent as cute book trees.
- This “old mama” created a poetry advent calendar. Requires a little more time but I know you can do it!
- And finally, here we have a literary advent calendar all wrapped up in one book, which includes 24 short stories about Christmas that are appropriate for the whole family (nothing more is required of you except purchasing the book and then reading the stories with the kids!)
If you’re looking for book inspiration to include in your countdown, check out my wintry books for the wee ones’ post. 🙂
Are you decorating? Getting the house cozy and wintry? We haven’t yet pulled out the Christmas boxes. Of all people, my husband today said incredulously, “Are we really waiting until December 10th to get our tree!!!?? We should get it sooner.” (We have plans to go hunt down Christmas trees in the woods with some friends that day, but it seems my hubs can’t wait that long :)).
I’ve been adding some Christmas-y touches here and there tho. See? Don’t laugh! It’s something at least ;). The reindeer were purchased on Etsy (if I were doing it again I’d maybe instead choose this or this but if you too are into the vintage look then these or even these are cute) and the owl wreath at Pier One (the wreath is actually destined for Maddie’s bedroom door once we finish re-doing her room but it looks cute in this scene for now).