Sunday, October 02, 2011

Advent Stories: Halloween vs. Christmas

I gathered holiday stories from the Deseret Industries and borrowed a few more from my mom.  I wrapped them all up in just one sheet of tissue paper.  The kids will be able to pick a story to read each night during the month about the upcoming holiday.  October is still lacking but I'm thinking of writing a few of my own stories that will have their names or things they are familiar with to make it fun for them.  I'm still deciding about November because I don't think I'll be able to find enough stories for each night that I can afford.  We'll have to mix it up a little bit.  And in December, we have more than enough books for Christmas.  Because we haven't read most of them we might choose not to keep them all for next year, and I'll just have to replace a few each year until we have a collection of stories we love.  I tried to keep the count pretty even between Santa type stories vs. stories about Jesus.  I'm excited to see if this tradition sticks with us.  Either way, it'll sure be fun this time around!


Katherine said...

I have that book, "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything". My neighbor gave it to me when I was little. I love it!

This sounds like a really good idea, I think we might have to try it.