We all have holiday traditions which have been passed down through the generations. For my family, an integral part of the Christmas day experience entails sitting at the top of the stairs to be photographed in newly gifted Christmas pajamas (after which the photographs become blackmail material resourcefully used by conniving parents). At the same time, we always like to keep an eye out for new traditions to enliven the holidays. I stumbled across a great new idea in the Chicago Tribune.
Amy Dickinson, of “Ask Amy,” is spearheading a “Book on Every Bed” initiative this Christmas. Inspired by an interview she saw of Pulitzer-prize winning historian David McCullough, Ask Amy and The Reading Family Partnership invite parents to wrap a book for Santa to “hand-deliver” to their children’s beds this Christmas. This way, the most important gift of all–literacy–gets opened first and foremost.
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What better way to encourage reading than to say old Saint Nick handpicked the books?
Have a happy holiday!