I heard about this very cool idea from The Washington Post’s syndicated “Ask Amy” column of December 9, 2010. It’s called “A Book on Every Bed,” and is a program of the Family Reading Partnership in Ithaca, New York. But anyone can do it, anywhere in the country. All you need to do is take a book, wrap it, and place it at the foot of a child’s bed, so it’s the first thing he or she sees on Christmas morning. It doesn’t need to be new; it can be a hand-me-down or a favorite from someone in the family. The intent is to foster a love of lifelong reading in kids.