When my daughters were little, we started a tradition during the season of Advent. I gathered up different Christmas and winter books and wrapped them. Each night of Advent (starting December 1) the girls would open one of these books, and we would read them together. Advent is a season of preparing for the birth of Christ, which we celebrate on Christmas. Reading these books together has been a sweet way to usher in the season and to center our hearts.
When I started this, I purchased a few books and also checked out a stack from the library. Through the years, I’ve collected a few more here and there. This is our list of favorites, which is intentionally multicultural. I hope this inspires your family to experience the power of sharing stories and celebrate the season.