Saturday, December 02, 2006

Christmas Countdown - December 2

SORRY for delay: power failure and cable out due to ice storm last night...but we are back in business!

Lists & Letters!

Let's get our lists written and letters to Santa done. Can't be too early.

Lists: go to town! How fun is it to draft the biggest wish list ever? We do, but we are very clear with the boys that no one gets everything on their list, rather it is a list of ideas of items "we would like to have" and not a list of "what I am getting". We believe this is a good lesson to (try) to teach them. SO far so good.

Now post the lists on the fridge, bulletin board, send to grandparents, etc...whatever works for you. My list? Currently two items: a waffle maker and pepper grinder. You?

Now letters to Santa. In Canada, when the kids write and send a letter to Santa, they WILL receive a reply in the mail! It is wonderful! And no worries, in our house with twin boys, both years in a row, each boy rec'd a different (stock) letter which thrilled them to bits. We DID send individual letters though, not two in one envelope. I don't know if anywhere offers this in the USA, but in Canada send your letters to:

Santa Claus
North Pole

And for those with more tech-savvy children, they can also email Santa

This is a great program, it encourages the kids to not only write, but an actual letter and the whole mailing process. It may be the first time your child really tries to write his own name, who knows? More information available here.


Blogger BeachMama said...

I love that idea, I just thought J was still too young, maybe after we watch Max & Ruby Christmas we will write one :)

I only have one wish...

6:13 PM EST  
Blogger twinmomplusone said...

we've already made our lists and sent it to santa

my wish list: a new scanner/copier/fax machine and an orchid :)

11:35 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've started the emailing Santa tradition last year. He actually writes them back a letter - a BIG hit here!

12:31 AM EST  
Anonymous valerie said...

Sarah doesn't see why she should write a letter when she sees Santa at the mall! Any idea what to tell her? After I told her Santa doesn't bring everything on her list, she started editing to make sure there wasn't much there (just the $100 doll - yikes!). She doesn't care what things cost - she figures the elves can make them, right?

3:18 PM EST  

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