Every year my mum organises for the children to receive the NSPCC Letters from Father Christmas. These are sweet personalised letters, and the money goes to a great charity. This year she was super organised and the letters arrived before we had written ours! So yesterday I sat the children down to write their letters to Father Christmas.
Writing letters to Father Christmas
I would love to tell you I was super organised but I’m not. I had to do a quick search on Pinterest to find a suitable free printable. I really wanted one which included “something I want, something to read, something to wear….”
I found a lovely printable, printed it off and sat the children down to write their letters. Throughout the year I add things the children want to their Amazon wish list. They had begun to think that this was a definite list of things they would be getting! So I wanted to get them to think a little smaller as I don’t have endless money and I want to teach them that Christmas isn’t about just receiving.
The printable had spaces to write one thing they really wanted, some other things they would like, some books, something to wear, as well as something they would like to give.
Big Brother (aged 7) wants Lego Boost, Diary of A Wimpy Kid books, a Minecraft plush, Minecraft shorts and Snake Pass for the PS4. It’s a bit of a random list and I hadn’t thought of any of these things!
Little Sis (aged 6) wants a Paw Patrol sticker book, PJ Masks Gekko costume, a Star Wars The Last Jedi Porg, a book about Porgs, a Santa jumper and some sweets. This is also quite random but luckily I have already got her the Gekko costume.
I’m glad to have a few extra ideas of gifts to give them. After they had left their letters out for the Elf to take Little Sis realised she had forgotten to write down she really wanted – Sylvanian Families Beechwood Hall. We had to leave an extra note for the Elf to take to Father Christmas. I can’t wait to see their faces when they open their gifts on Christmas Day – they will be surprised (hopefully!) to get the things they really wanted.