I am so excited for Christmas this year. My daughter is two and is finally starting to understand what Christmas is all about. I have found tons of cute ideas on Pinterest for things I want to do with her throughout the holiday season. We try to read every night before Hadley goes to bed so when I found this cute idea from Simply Designing to wrap 24 Christmas books and let your child unwrap one each night I was super excited. But wait where do you get 24 Christmas books...especially when you are frugal (i.e. cheap) like I am?
Well, Ashley from Simply Designing had the great idea to check some out from the library to supplement the handful she found in her own home. When I rounded up all of my books that I already owned there were 8, a far cry from the 24 needed. I wanted to make this a yearly tradition so I knew I wanted to own enough books to cover the 24 days. Here are a handful of the places that I found my Christmas books at a great price.
1. Target Dollar Section: I was able to grab a copy of the Nutcracker and The Night Before Christmas, and two Rudolph Helps Santa Books for just $1 in the Dollar Section.
2. Garage Sales: I had pinned this Christmas book idea on Pinterest this summer so I have been picking up a Christmas book here or there throughout the fall.
3. Savers Thrift Store: This is where I found my biggest haul of Christmas books at the lowest prices. Children's books are $.69 each at Savers and they are buy 4 get 1 FREE meaning I was able to buy 10 Christmas books for $5.52 + tax. It was so nice because they had all the Christmas books in their own section. Go here to locate your closest Savers store.
I did decide on Christmas Eve that I wanted to do something a little bigger than an book. So I scored my daughter a pair of Christmas Pajamas at Walmart for $5.97. Anyone who knows my daughter know she is a HUGE Mickey Mouse fan so I searched Amazon and was able to find Mickey Mouse's Christmas Carol for just $9.99 (it actually includes several cartoons, not just the Christmas Carol)
here are some other favorite Chrismtas movies you can grab from Amazon. Don't forget to score FREE 2-day shipping when you sign up for your free month trial of Amazon Prime.