I wish I could take full credit for this sweet idea, but I will confess that I found it on Pinterest.
Instead of the usual Advent countdown with a daily ornament or piece of candy, this Pinner set aside one book to read each day to her little ones.
This needn't be expensive--you can buy gently used children's books at thrift stores or garage sales. I think it would even be OK to round up a few of the books already in your home library that have not been read for a while.
Wrap each book in some festive Christmas paper and affix a date on each one. (The packaging doesn't have to be fancy. The kids won't mind).
The holidays are such a busy, hurried time. I can't think of a better way to connect (or reconnect) with your babies than to spend a quiet half-hour with them. It will be good for them, and it will be good for you too.