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    Christmas Literary Traditions

    Do you have any Christmas traditions this time of year that revolve around books? What are they and why?

    For example, a Christmas tradition that was in my home growing up and one that I have continued in my own home is that of the Christmas Mouse.

    My Mom created this tradition on Christmas Eve out of the frustration of having kids underfoot, unoccupied and way too excited for Christmas morning and out of her love of reading. Thus the Christmas Mouse was born.

    Each Christmas Eve, the mouse would come alive and hide somewhere in the house. We would get so excited when we noticed that he had gone missing and would run around trying to find him. When we did he was always sitting on a box of presents. Cleverly, my Mom used this tradition to build our book, game and media library. Inside this box was something to keep us occupied for the rest of Christmas Eve, be it a book to read, a movie to watch, or a game to play. Even though, the presents inside the box were not wrapped, there was always one gift for each child, and depending upon their current interests we always knew who it was intended for.

    This was a great way to build our libraries, have fun, and build great memories. All six of us children continue this tradition in our home.

    Another great Christmas tradition is the countdown to Christmas book basket. Choose any length of time that your comfortable with, 24 days for the whole month, 12 days for the 12 days of Christmas, etc. Each night open a wrapped book from a basket, unwrap and enjoy for the evening! What a great way to build your personal libraries while instilling a sense of tradition and value of reading in your children!

    Do you have any Christmas traditions this time of year that revolve around books? What are they and why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by n_maw View Post
    Another great Christmas tradition is the countdown to Christmas book basket. Choose any length of time that your comfortable with, 24 days for the whole month, 12 days for the 12 days of Christmas, etc. Each night open a wrapped book from a basket, unwrap and enjoy for the evening! What a great way to build your personal libraries while instilling a sense of tradition and value of reading in your children!
    I really like this one.

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    Great read and like to say in Buckinghamshire, every Elf on the Shelf is sold with a keepsake box along with a comprehensive free storybook. If you are unfamiliar with this mounting holiday tradition named as Elf on the Shelf, in the form of an inexpensively made doll like character in different sexes and skins.

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