Christmas seems to be so much more fun with children around. They're coming home from school with cotton wool snowmen and cut out snowflakes. They're practising their Christmas songs and learning lines for the nativity. Their latest favourite read is the Argos catalogue (why oh why did I pick one of those up?) and every trip to the shopping centre needs a plan for avoiding the Disney shop. Those little ones are getting excited.
I'm very conscious and a little sad that those years of magic are very fleeting so I'm determined to make the best of them. Perhaps in a way, I'm wanting to relive the the magic I remember from my own childhood. Of course I also learnt the true meaning of christmas and our kids will too, but in the meantime there's no reason why it can't be fun.
I thought it would be nice to make a printable. A letter to Santa... in its own special envelope. Nothing pre-written, chances are they can write their own now - at least with some help from mum or dad. I've provided some lines, but hopefully that's all the help they need...
Just watch them fill up that space in no time.
I wanted to share this as a printable download - in case you might like to do it too.
If you follow the link at the end you can download the 2 page PDF. You may reduce or enlarge as required by changing the details in the 'scale box in the print menu.
Print and cut out on A4 (portrait setting). Fold the envelope (it's easy to see where) and stick down.
It will need to be sealed with glue - my daughter was a little disappointed when she licked the top and it wouldn't stick, bless her - never mind.... no big deal.
We (with an adult of course) put ours on the open fire, and sent it up the chimney... or you could do THIS
If you do decide to send it in the post, don't forget to include a stamped addressed envelope if you want a reply.