I almost forgot…

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a tip for your Christmas books: when you get new books, write the year on the inside cover, and have your kids write their names and ages. It will give your heart a little stab when you open them up year after year and see how they’re growing, but you will cherish it and they love to see how they “used to” write.
december 2010 104 1In other news…we got snow and it feels much more like Christmas~ Wahoo!

Happy Monday~


  1. What a great idea! I'm going to have my daughter start this :)

  2. I just started doing this. I love the idea

  3. What a great idea! We get new Christmas books every year, but I never thought of this. SO Sweet! Thanks!

  4. Another great idea. Thank you. In today's mail I received two of the books I ordered after reading your post about wrapping the Christmas books. I wrapped three tonight and put in a basket. I'm still waiting for someone to notice and when they do, we'll open one and read it. I'm headed to the library to get more. Just a couple purchases each year with supplements from the library should carry me for a while. Again, thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea to start a holiday tradition.

  5. I really love this book idea and having them sign their name....tissue please.
    I linked to your original post on my advent post and I am adopting this idea for next year. We love reading! Have a great day.

  6. We are SOOOOOO doing this. I can't wait!

    I also posted this under my "Love it" section on my blog. Thanks for the idea!!!

  7. I LOVE this idea! Wish I'd had my older kids do it, but my babies can.


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