I love to find a pretty book. This advent book by Ann Voskamp is wonderful!
The pictures and words in this book are beautiful.
My plan was for our family to read one everyday, but that hasn't happened. I've been reading them, and as my children get older, I hope to work this in as a new Christmas tradition.
At the end of each reading is a suggested activity for the family (which we aren't doing, but it's nice that it's there). There are also ornaments that can be ordered or downloaded (or you could make them), to go along with each story. We aren't doing this part yet either. Maybe next year we can have a beautiful Jesse tree.
I also got each of my children their own Christmas book from our church's bookstore. This is what I chose.
Sally Lloyd-Jones also wrote The Jesus Storybook Bible.
I love how the shepherds and wise men are rushing to see baby Jesus, their Savior. It's a beautiful picture of how we should be rushing to Him everyday.
Then we have this classic.
My brother gave it to me back in 2001.
I'm glad my children like to read. James could sit in my lap all day and look at books. At one point in my life, I collected pretty children's books (that's why my brother gave me that last book as a gift). Now that I have children, it is fun to pick out books for them to enjoy.