This is the first year that my kiddos understood the concept of writing a letter to Santa! And they had so much Fun!! Anything Santa related is super fun… Well, actually… not actually sitting on his knee. That is horrifying to Miss Ivy Lynn. But talking about him, and seeing fake Santa’s is the BEST! Here is how our visit to Santa this year turned out…
Look at Corbin reach his little hand over to comfort Miss Ivy Lynn. He’s the best big brother… sometimes!
Yes little Miss Ivy was a crazy woman the day we met Santa… She ripped her tights while falling in the parking lot, had felt pen all over her dress from the gym daycare that morning, scabs on her face from Corbin’s sweet little finger nails, and tears… oh there was so many tears! But did you see how well Corbin did… It’s all candy cane fueled. He knows that Santa gives a little candy cane after you sit on his knee, so he would put a smile on his face all day long and sit on his knee just for a taste of candy cane.
Anyways back to writing letters to Santa!
I remember writing a letter to Santa and waiting super impatiently for his letter in return. So I’m excited to pass this little tradition down to my own kiddos too! And I love that Santa writes back. Please Santa write back!!! Imagine that the return address fell off, because we just glued it on, and then he wouldn’t know where to mail us back… Positive thoughts people!
This is how our letter to Santa writing went down. I just put out a few Christmas crafts:
- Baby Barbie & Jingle Bells (optional)
Aren’t they special! LOL. Corbin’s Letter is the below left magical piece of art… He says that the green and red sparkle blob is Santa and that the silver sparkle blog is a Christmas tree, and that they are in outer space!! Good imagination Toots!! And Ivy’s is obviously pigs and friends snowboarding and sledding on a ski hill! So cute!
I helped them out in writing exactly what they wanted to tell Santa they wanted for Christmas. And I think they did very well! Corbin wants a nice pillow and blanket?!?! I didn’t realize that he didn’t like what he had…LOL!
Then I went to fold the letters to put into a normal sized envelope and Corbin almost lost his mind that I would fold his master piece so I came up with an idea to keep them flat. Since their letters to Santa were already full paper sized I had to fin bigger paper! So, we made an envelope out of scrape book sized paper (I think its 12 inch by 12 inch paper). Just big enough. Just trimmed the sides off and glued it together. Like this…
Slipped those letters to Santa inside…
Corbin really wanted to add some hand prints… so he did… And I added Santa’s address, our return address, and stamps! If you are mailing a letter to Santa from Canada, as we are, Canada Post has all the information that you need. Don’t forget to mail your letter before December 11!! Or you might not get one back before Christmas, as it is really far to Santa’s workshop and back. (wink)
Our journey to the mail box involved bringing a baby of course. She doesn’t go anywhere without at least one baby. She has a least 10 babies and yet that all she wants from Santa! I love my little baby mommy!!
Rocked that mail!! Corbin’s face of accomplishment!! Oh my word!! Shawnikins says he gets it from his mom… I don’t know about that… LOL
So I hope this post inspires you to write an awesome letter to Santa this year! It’s a fun little tradition to add to your families list of Christmas cheer! Don’t forget to get your letter in the mail box before December 11th to get a returned letter FROM SANTA before Christmas. Until next time, Enjoy this magical season, and enjoy creating beautiful things!
P.S. Check out some more of our super fun kid crafts here!