My kids are getting more and more excited about Christmas and the holiday season, I'm so excited for them and for their excitement.
For the first time this year we have a new friend visiting our home, "The Elf on the Shelf" we're pretty excited about him and he really is helping out with behavior here.
Along with helping with behavior he will be delivering a small gift, if the kids are well behaved that day, a book. I read about a similar idea but decided to put my own twist on it. I joined in with all the crazies and hit some great deals on black Friday on kids books. I've wrapped each of the books up individually and then when they wake up in the morning there will be a new book for them, which we will read at bedtime that night.
So far it's worked great. We love to read to our kids at night and the few books that we had in our collection, well we were all getting a little burned out on.
I'm thinking that next year the elf may just wrap books that we already have, but it'll still be a fun surprise!
Do you have any fun Christmas traditions? Or any that you are starting this year?