Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday library

It's December 1st and time for our "holiday library" to make its appearance! Each year since our daughter's birth, we add to our holiday book collection and enjoy our "holiday library" the month of December.

What holiday traditions do you remember from growing up? What holiday traditions have you or will you create for your home? 

Happy Hanukkah to all of you celebrating the festival of lights! 

17 comments:

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

that is SOOOOO cute - i love that idea!!!!

red ticking said...

i just ordered my hamptons and conn mags... thank you the link!
and i love your books here.... wishing you a wonderful holiday... xx

The Zhush said...

What a sweet idea...and I love your bookends too!

pretty pink tulips said...

I have a large stack of holiday books that we bring out in December. Most of them have been gifted to my boys by friends!

We hang silver sleigh bells from the dining room chandelier, are going to the Nutcracker this weekend and I got all the gingerbread boy supplies today. Better get out our aprons!!!

Happy December, Lisa!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

The Buzz said...

Each year, the boys get to pick out an ornament for the tree and now that they're quite a bit older, we have a beautiful collection of bright and festive things to put on the tree. We also bring out the Christmas books but it's hard to get the boys to sit on my knee!
xxoo

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I still have many of my children's holiday books and when they were little used to just leave them in a stack close to the tree! I love that you created a holiday library!!! No doubt this will become a special memory.

Party Resources said...

I love this idea...our holiday still comes out when we all head home to CT. Every year since my brother and I were born, we have gotten a Christmas ornament with the date written on the bottom. It is a cherished tradition.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I always bought my children at least one new Christmas book when they were small. I still have them all in storage for the day when they have their own children to read them to.

lifeonthecutoff said...

I have collected Christmas books for years, especially children's Christmas books and see we share the same tastes on many from your pictures. We always gave our daughters books at Christmas and now with a granddaughter's first Christmas, one is awaiting her for a new tradition. To our collection, we were given the childhood Christmas books of my husband's grandmother and her siblings dating from the turn of the 20th century. They are treasures that come out each and every year that make our holidays come full circle.

Beatriz said...

Lisa!!! I'M MARRIED!!! omg... thank you for your sweet note. I have been surrounded in so much Love, joy, and excitement and have had zero time to blog or catch up with some of my favorite bloggers like you. This post is so sweet and was such a wonderful idea! I tend to make everything into a tradition myself, but the most important tradition for me is just to be celebrating with family and finding a way to spread the Love with some charity. I'm a huge fan of the angel trees and getting gifts for children with less fortunate means. Oh yeah, and lots and lots of hot chocolate :)

I'll be sharing all sort of details of my wedding on my blog. Everyone is so right... it goes be SO FAST! Ugh! But we had the best time of our lives and we were so overjoyed and overloved. Seeing as our wedding feels more like a beautiful dream I had a few nights ago, I'm going to be spreading out my wedding posts to make it last haha!

Hope you're doing wonderful, darling.

All my Love,
B.

quintessence said...

We used to also bring out our Christmas book collection - it must be somewhere in the basement! As most of my kids are older, we haven't done this in a while - my poor little one always gets the short end of the stick. Both my girls play piano and so I've been hearing Christmas music since Thanksgiving vacation - the only problem is it's the same songs over and over - must get them to work on some new ones!!

Signe said...

Such a great idea and those booksends are just amazing :)

Kathysue said...

I love that you do this too!! I have a collection of Christmas books. I try to get a new one every year. I am not even sure when I started doing this. I love bring them out each year and the grand kids love looking at them!!!Looks like we are in sinc again!! Merry Christmas, beautiful Lisa,Kathysue

Jennifer said...

I display my holiday books and holiday cookbooks but I give my sons a new cookbook every year too because they are both fantastic cooks. When they were little I would let them choose a menu for the night once a week and we would make it together. They do that for me for my birthday and Mother's Day. This year my son and his wife (she's Cambodian) cooked for me and 7 of my friends all Thai and Cambodian food - it was marvelous and memorable. Blessings, Jennifer

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Great new look'

Hamptontoes said...

Thanks for sharing all of your traditions! I truly enjoy hearing others celebrate the season!

Style Chronicle said...

I love this! We too have a tradition with Christmas books. A few years ago I purchased 24 books. Each year I wrap them up and we unwrap one each night by the tree and read it. It is a treasured time to slow down and be together daily amidst the holiday mayhem!