those little calendar gifts before christmas can be a challenge. it’s difficult to avoid buying 24 pieces of plastic crap. especially if you are on a budget. last year we recogniced that finding things for Mikkel was getting even harder, as he doesn’t really collect toys anymore. so when James over at the blog Bleubird Vintage shared her approach, i knew that this year's calendar would be a basked filled with books for each of the boys. some of the books are bought second hand, some of them found on book sales, and a few of them are shiny new. for Evald, his basket is mainly filled with good night stories and for Mikkel a lot of comic books. they open their book presents in the evening before going to bed, and they love it. what a great idea! this will become a tradition for sure.