Do you remember the joy and excitement you experience every time it is Christmas? Your childhood memories of Santa Claus had always been the best memories for Christmas. You believed everything you hear about Santa. Sadly, children nowadays are smarter. The old age believes of Santa Claus is fast disappearing. They just cannot get by the old Santa tricks anymore. The common question now asked by children is “Is there really a Santa Claus?”
Every family has different traditions when it comes to Santa Claus and Christmas. Let us look at the 6 techniques to help you keep the Christmas spirit and magic alive in your child.
Write a letter to Santa
Children just love to write. Encourage them to write a simple letter to Santa Claus. In the letter get them to include their list of Christmas gifts they desire. Let them be creative by using pictures to represent their gifts. Once finished, prepare an envelope and address it to Santa Claus, 1 Candy Cane Lane, North Pole 00001. This will get them excited. A note, please do not include a return address. You do not want it to return to “undeliverable” and spoil the fun.
Write a letter from Santa and send it to your child
When writing a personalized letter from Santa, you need to include certain information about your child in the letter and mention your child by name. This will create a more believable letter from Santa. Make the letter from Santa different for each of your child. This is a good way to keep the children believing in Santa.
Use papers that have an authentic Christmas theme to reinforce your child’s believability. Get your letter postmarked from the North Pole. You need to send your Santa letter and place it inside another stamped and sealed envelope. Mail it to North Pole Christmas Cancellation, Postmaster, 5400 Mail Trail, Fairbanks, AK 99709-9999. However, your letter needs to arrive by 15th of December.
You can also include Santa’s ‘nice list’ certificate with your letter for a more dramatic effect.
It is time for Santa’s milk and cookies
Christmas Eve is the time when every child is encouraged to leave milk and cookies for Santa. Do it together with your child and let your child know you still believe in Santa Clause. You will be creating joyful memories about Santa with your child. By the way, Santa’s favorite cookie is Chocolate Chip.
Just do not forget to empty the glass of milk and finish the cookies before your child wakes up the next day. Another trick, leave some cookie crumbs on the table. Your child will be happy and honored that Santa came last night.
Sprinkle reindeer food on the lawn on Christmas Eve
Who is Santa without his reindeers? Get your children to prepare reindeer food using common food items such as granola or oats. On Christmas Eve, encourage your children to sprinkle the reindeer food onto the lawn and near trees or bushes.
At the same time, explain the importance of making sure Santa’s reindeers do not get hungry so they can continue their journey into the night. This will definitely make any child feel proud for helping Santa. And reinforce their belief on reindeers as well.
Show them Santa was here
Stain your carpet or leave some boot prints by the doorway or fireplace. You need to draw attention that Santa had been to the house by leaving Santa’s tracks that are prominent enough for your children to notice.
Santa is on vacation
Children know that Santa only works during Christmas. If you arrange for your child to receive a postcard from Santa one month after Christmas, it keeps your child believing in him. Santa needs a break from the North Pole snow, so make sure your postcard has a picture of a warm and sunny place.
The above 6 tips will help any parents keep their child to believe in Santa Clause. Imagine the excitement and joy your child’s has when it is time for Christmas? Imagine the memories they will have throughout their childhood about Santa Clause? Priceless!