December 4, 2007 |
Christmas is a wonderful time for kids and when they are old enough to understand it, you may want to bring Santa Claus into the picture. But what’s the best way to go about it so that you can create a meaningful tradition really make your little ones believe in the magic of Santa?
Take them to visit Santa at the mall. Try to stand nearby so you can hear what your child asks for. Make sure to take lots of pictures, too.
Help them write letters to the North Pole. Fulfill their written requests on Christmas morning – as long as they’re within reason and budget.
Consider your wrapping paper. Wrap the gifts from Santa and your gifts in different paper. Kids are smart and will notice the details and inevitably ask questions.
Christmas treats. Have your kids help you make some cookies for Santa and his reindeer. Leave them out with some milk – and make sure they’ve been eaten before the morning. You could even leave a little thank you note from Mr. Claus.
Be Stealthy. Sneak the presents downstairs and don’t get caught! If you’re in a place with snow, consider making some tracks on the lawn that could resemble eight reindeer and a sleigh.