We love reading books about the Christmas season this time of year. I pack them away with the decorations so it's exciting for the kids to have limited access to these special books for the month of December. Angie's friend, Tania, wrote us about a tradition she started with her family. She gives each of her children the same Christmas book each year and includes a bookplate with a short note about the book and her child. By doing this, each of her children will have 18 books to take with them when they are ready to leave home. We love this idea! What a great tradition to start for your family.
A favorite book in our family's holiday book collection is The Night Before Christmas, In Texas That Is. I bought it to commemorate our move to Texas from NYC. Over 50 years after its first printing, this book is still delightful and I love the way it captures the state of Texas! To help you get started on your own Christmas book library, use the bookplate PDF file file we created below. It's our gift to you this holiday season!