Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 8

Today's teacher is Elizabeth Dillow and I love this assignment.  Today it is all about books.  We love books and at this time of the year we have so much fun with books. 

When my brother and I were kids my mom started us a Christmas book collection.  Every year she would buy us each a new Christmas book.  She has now carried the tradition on to Bug-A-Boo and has gotten her a new Christmas book for the last 4 years.  Last year she gave us the chance to go through all the books and take which ones we wanted.  

I decided that a great way to "distribute" the books would be to use them as an advent countdown.  Every year I wrap us 25 books and write a number 1-25 on them.  Each night before from December 1-25 Bug-A-Boo gets to pick out the package with the appropriate number and that is the book we read at bedtime.  It has become a wonderful tradition.

Photo Prompt: 
Take a picture of all your favorite Christmas books together or just one special favorite. If you would like to create a layout just like mine, take a photo that can be cropped square. Mine is about 4" x 4", but really any size photo will do.

Gather the following supplies:
  • one 12" x 12" sheet of Christmas/winter-themed patterned paper 
  • one sheet or partial sheet of solid cardstock — white or something that coordinates with patterned paper
  • chipboard letters or letter stickers for title
  • three Christmas/winter-themed embellishments 
  • journaling pen and/or access to a computer/printer
  • your favorite adhesive + foam adhesive, optional

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