Christmas Advent Calender with Books

I totally intended to have this post done about a week or so before December!  I had this idea picked out over a month ago after seeing it this. 

I LITERALLY, finished wrapping the books TODAY!  Yes, December 1st!  Talk about LAST MINUTE eh?  But, that’s life right?
So, anywho….this is Alie’s Christmas Advent Calender made with books. 

My precious niece Lauren donated most of the books to her a while back.  I included a lot of Christmas books as well.  

I wrapped the books in tissue paper.  Used paint chip samples for the tags along with Christmas stickers.  Trying to find 24 matching tags is a feat in it self! 
I had planned on placing the books on this mantel.  But as you can see they weren’t going to fit! 

But check out these beautiful wintry paintings I found at my Grandma’s house.  I LOVE them.

Now, this is my “REAL” mantel and well….I wanted it back.  I saw this cute idea on Blue Cricket Design this morning.  

So, I took the box that I had stored the books in and wrapped it with some shiny red paper and made a bow.  

Super cute huh?  I can’t wait to have Alie unwrap them each day!!  I am REALLY excited for tonight.  Book 1 is….Twas the Night before Christmas! 
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10 thoughts on “Christmas Advent Calender with Books”

  1. wow! that's a great idea! my kids love books to but I have never thought of this! will definitely try it next year ^^)thanks a lot for linking up at the party. hope to see you again this week! ^^)

  2. Very, Very cute! I am doing the same thing with my children, 24 books of Christmas! But, we don't have a mantle, our books are under the tree! My son is LOVING IT! ( I also didn't finish wrapping mine until the first haha. 🙂 Going to go follow you, now!

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