7 Days of Children’s Christmas Stories {Making Holiday Memories}


Right now it’s all about making memories and starting traditions.  Here is something fun we will be doing with our girls that I thought I’d share.

For the past 2 years I’ve been saying I was going to do this and I finally found the time to do it!  We have a lot of Children’s Christmas books and the girls love reading them every year.  But with all the books we have in the house, sometimes it’s hard to locate them and then there is finding the time to read them.

7 Days of Children’s Christmas Stories

So this year, I wrapped up 7 of their Christmas stories and each night till Christmas Eve, they can pick one and we will read it as a family.  I haven’t told them yet but when they come home from school today they will find the books wrapped and under the tree.  I bought a new one this year that is about Santa Claus coming to Rhode Island and that one I marked for Christmas Eve.

2014-12-18 12.30.12 This was so easy to do and such a great way to spend family time during the holidays.  This holiday season is extra special to us so we are trying to make memories any way we can.  This is one of them!

I am adding this to our holiday traditions.  Next year I will plan better and do 25 days of Children’s Christmas Stories !!!

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I used my Office Depot Holiday Workshop tools to wrap all my books and label them.   Office Depot has everything you need to get all your holiday gifts wrapped from scissors to tape, ribbon, tags, labels, washi tape, pens, markers and more!  They even sell Hot Cocoa to keep you warm while you wrap.

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Their tape is invisible (has to be!) and each one has a lot of tape on it.  I got all my holiday gifts wrapped using just one!!!   Head there this week to grab all #YourHolidayWorkshop needs!

What kind of traditions do you have for the holidays?


  1. Maralea says

    What a great idea. I really like the idea of using books that they already have. I am going to pass this idea on to my kids.

  2. says

    We do the 25 days of movies – but I love the idea of 25 days of books! I probably have a dozen roles of that tape – seems like I pick some up every time I go in LOL

  3. says

    This is such a great idea and a fabulous way to make reading even more fun. We have different books for Christmas but I hadn’t even thought about making it more fun by wrapping them up!

  4. says

    Our traditions have changed a bit since our household has grown but we do always watch certain movies and read our favorite Christmas books every year. We also always have gift exchange with my sisters and all of my many, many nieces and nephews on December 23rd, my Nanny’s house on Christmas Eve, my husbands grandparents on Christmas morning and my other grandmother on Christmas afternoon.

  5. says

    Awe! I used to do this with my kids and we would read a new book every evening. I hate that they grew up! Such a fun tradition.

  6. says

    Our tradition is just opening one gift a night starting with Dec 21 until Christmas Eve and then Santa comes. We of course bake goodies all week long, leave cookies and milk for Santa. I have heard of the 25 stories for CHristmas and keep meaning to do it. I think I will start that tradition next year, only because it will be new for my family since the oldest will have moved on to college we need to start something.

  7. says

    This sounds like a great idea and something to continue as a tradition. We started reading with our kids early and they have always loved to read.

  8. Laura S says

    This is a sweet idea. My sister and I made Christmas cards to send to family when we were young, just one of our family traditions.

  9. says

    This is a very sweet idea. I will do a 12 days of books variation. The kids have off of school by then so it will be perfect. Thanks for the idea.