This might be my favorite post yet, because I love that people have come up with the most darling ways to prove Santa's existence!! ;)
Santa Caught In The Act!
This "Santa in my living room" picture is the winner for me! All you do is go (Here) and upload a picture of your living room! They have TONS of Santa's to choose from and you pick your favorite and stick him in front of your tree! How cool is this?!
(My mom wishes they had this back when we were kids!)
Mail Your Wish List To The North pole!
Did you know you can actually send your children's letters to the Jolly man himself?! The best part is he writes back! And it is postmarked from the North pole ;)
Simply mail your letters to:
Santa, North pole, Alaska
North pole christmas cancellation
5400 Mail Trail
Fairbanks AK 99709-9998
Every year you can go online and track Santa's journey across the world on Christmas Eve!
It starts as soon as Santa and his crew take off from the North pole!
Check (here) starting December 1st- Thats when the countdown begins!
personal video message from santa
probably the COOLEST thing so far! Santa has a personal message for your little ones and he even says their names and tells them how good they've been. He shows how he has pictures of them and knows where they live by looking in a telescope and shows a picture of their house! Go to this website (HERE) and click on the little video example they have there. Santa shows you step by step how to upload pictures to make it personal to you!
Go (HERE) to watch one I made for one of my twinners Simon!
Leave A Thank You Note
On Christmas morning leave a thank you note where those delicious cookies once were! Be sure to write it on never before seen stationary and disguise your handwriting because kids are getting smart these days! ;)
Hide The Wrapping paper
Make sure the wrapping paper you use for Santa's gifts has never been seen by your children's eyes! It's from the North pole, silly! Or perhaps its tucked under a bed or inside a storage box! ;)
Hide The Santa Gifts
I don't know about you, but when I was a little girl I would search the house when my parents would leave for my presents! And lets just say finding one of my presents early and then getting it from "Santa" on Christmas morning was not the greatest surprise! (Thats the year I unfortunately stopped believing and Christmas Magic was lost forever!) Ha! Just kidding, but don't let your bad hiding techniques be the reason Santa isn't real! My parents began hiding presents at Grandmas house to keep this from happening again!
Elf On The Shelf
This is the most darling book and tradition and I can't wait for my little boys to be a little bit older to start this! On the first of December you read the book to your kids. It will explain that their holiday visitor returns to the north pole nightly to tell Santa if they've been naughty or nice. Each night you put the Elf in a new spot and every morning the kiddos have to find him! Go (here) to get lots of cute ideas of where to pose your elf!
Leave Evidence Of Santa's Visit
Make sure to have Santa leave a little bit of evidence behind to prove he was at your house! Footprints in the snow, a few crumbs on the cookie plate, or heaven forbid he left a mitton! ;) Anything to keep kids entertained!
Send emails to your kids from the big man himself through out the year to keep them on the nice list! Maybe in one of the emails, ask them if it wouldn't be too much- to bake his favorite cookies on Christmas eve for his arrival (Maybe by coincidence those are mamas favorite to?) ;)
In the Thank you note, thank the kids for remembering his favorite cookies!
To get some darling "Santa" gift tags, go (here) for free printables!