The first year Mr H and I were together we forgot about Advent.
Late on 30th November we popped into our local Sainsburys to buy the last Advent Calendar they had in stock. It was pink and glittery and covered with pictures of Barbie: The Magic of Pegasus. This started a tradition of buying the girliest and pinkest Advent Calendar we could find.
Now Little Miss H is here we have started a new tradition at Advent.
Little Miss H adores books and so I love to present her with a book a day during Advent. Some of these books are new. But most are Christmas books that I have bought in previous years. Or books that we haven’t looked at for a while.
I love brown paper packages tied up with string. So I wrap the books up in brown Kraft paper and use some Baker’s twine for decoration. Add a simple Christmas luggage tag stamped with the date and I think that even Maria Von Trapp would love these little Advent presents.
We are lucky enough to be Parragon Book Buddies. And have been sent two gorgeous books for Christmas. I decided to bookend our Advent book calendar with these treats.
Jingle, Jingle Little Reindeer
On 1st December, Little Miss H opened up Jingle, Jingle Little Reindeer. A very cute little finger puppet book.
Little Miss H does love the reindeer finger puppet. She keeps on cuddling it and saying that it is “fluffy”.
But at two and a half years old, Little Miss H is too old for this book. However, I know that she would have loved it last Christmas and it would have made a lovely little stocking filler for her first Christmas.
The Night Before Christmas
I always read The Night Before Christmas to Little Miss H on Christmas Eve. I put the wrapped copy of the book in her Christmas Eve hamper. And before bed we snuggle on the sofa in our PJs, with some milk and read it.
I can’t wait to share the beautiful edition that we have been sent by Parragon Books with Little Miss. I know that she will be captivated.
The illustrations are fabulous. Full of bright Christmas colours, a cheerful Santa Claus and glittery presents.
It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. And I love to share these new festive traditions with our darling daughter.
Little Miss H and I were sent these books as part of the Parragon Book Buddies programme. But all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.