Frugal Christmas Tradition for Kids

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Christmas tradition for kids, book advent

Looking for a fun, and frugal Christmas tradition for kids? I introduce you to the book advent!  I got the idea from another mama, and we all love it.

On December 1st, the niños come downstairs to see 25-30ish books wrapped under the tree.  The idea is that the niños get to open a book everyday of December until Christmas.  It’s our book advent!

I have 2 kids, so I have them take turns on which days they open their presents.  I had a few extras, so there are a few days where they can both unwrap a book.  At the end, I stash the books away for next year, and potentially trade them out if I find any good ones at the “Friends of the Library” bookstore.

Christmas tradition for kids, book advent

Throughout the year, my kids and I go to the “Friends of the Library” bookstores, and there are usually at least a handful of Christmas books to choose from.  Most of the books I’ve purchased there have been 50 cents to 2 dollars! Total mom and budget win!!!  I did purchase a few last minute this year from Costco.  They had me at cute Christmas book display.  I love you Costco.

This has been one of my favorite tradition for kids because these stories, and books, become apart of our family.  My son remembered a few books from the previous years and was excited when he opened them.  The first thing the kids ask in the morning is “Can we open a book advent?”

Christmas tradition for kids, book advent

Other places to look for reasonable Christmas books: amazon, ebay, or walmart.  Also check your local goodwill, or thrift stores.  I have gotten lucky sometimes, although it is hit or miss.

Christmas tradition for kids, book advent

Here is a list of some of our Favorite Christmas books:

  1. Charlie Brown Christmas
  2. Click, Clack, Ho Ho Ho
  3. Construction Site on Christmas Night
  4. Dora’s Christmas Adventure
  5. God Gave us Christmas
  6. The Giving Manger
  7. Elf on the Shelf
  8. The Polar Express
  9. The Night Before Christmas
  10. Olivia Helps with Christmas
  11. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
  12. If you Take A Mouse to the Movies
  13. Bear Stays Up for Christmas
  14. Maple & Willow’s Christmas Tree

I would love to hear any other fun traditions that you do, and your favorite Christmas books.

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