It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Are you starting to build some Christmas cheer at your house … and perhaps using the useful threat of Santa not delivering gifts to naughty kids?
Here are some options for keeping the Santa magic alive this year!
- SANTA’S LITTLE ELVES – LETTERS & CERTIFICATES FROM SANTA
Letters from Santa
Santa’s Little Elves is an online service that creates fun authentic letters from Santa. Letters are personalised for your child and boast Santa’s authentic North Pole Postmark. They arrive in a big red envelope, which is exciting to receive!The letters are designed to help children learn about, and experience, the joy of giving and helping others. Santa explains how busy he is preparing for Christmas and invites each child to help him by becoming one of Santa’s Little Elves. As one of Santa’s Little Elves, children ‘help out’ by participating in an activity that helps others. For example, they could donate an old toy to charity, or they could volunteer, or sponsor a child through a charity. You are asked to choose which Spirit of Christmas deed you would like included in your Santa letter. For more ideas to help you click here. You child will also receive a Christmas decoration to hang on your Christmas tree after completing their ‘helping’ activity. An “I’m one of Santa’s Little Elves” sticker comes with each letter from Santa too. Price: $12.95, including postage. 50c from each letter ordered is donated to Cystic Fibrosis QLD. Final orders taken 3rd December 2016.
Nice List Certificates are personalised and officially place your child on Santa’s Nice List for 2016. In each certificate you can add your own customised sentence to highlight a specific behaviour, achievement or good deed that you would like to acknowledge.
The laminated certificates are signed by Santa and Rudolph and stamped with an official Santa seal. A special ‘”I made Santa’s Nice List” sticker is included too.
Price: $12.95. including postage.
50c from each letter ordered is donated to Make-A-Wish Australia. Final orders taken 3rd December.
- AUSTRALIA POST – LETTERS TO AND FROM SANTAYoung believers love writing letters to Santa, but it’s even better when Santa writes one in return.
Santa receives thousands of letters from children all over Australia with all sorts of Christmas requests, and Australia Post works closely with Santa and his elves to make sure you receive a reply to your letter.
There are three ways you can write your letter to Santa.
1. You can use this fun online interactive letter and then print it out to post. There are instructions and a sample letter to help you.
2. Write your letter on one of the decorative letter writing templates provided on the site, which can be printed out.
3. Use your favourite pencil or pen and notepaper and just start writing.
Address your letter to:
NORTH POLE 9999
Attach a 65c stamp, and remember to write your name and address on the back of the envelope, so Santa knows where to send his reply! Post the old fashioned way in a post box.
- PORTABLE NORTH POLE – FREE VIDEO MESSAGES FROM SANTA
This awesome website allows you to personalise a free video message to your kid, from the real Santa Claus! This charming video complete with elves and Christmas magic, will be emailed to you for viewing. You can then purchase it to keep forever, or simply view via the email link as many times as you like before Christmas.It’s a treat seeing your child’s face light up when Santa talks directly to them using their name! Get 20% off premium package by using the code PNP6KDSBAUPFXG20. Click here to upgrade
- STUCK ON YOU – LETTERS FROM SANTA
The online company Stuck On You sells personalised letters from Santa. You can choose from three Letters designs and add your child’s details and gift idea.Each A4 Santa Letter design comes in a matching envelope with sticker seal to convince the child it comes directly from the North Pole when it arrives in your postbox.
Current special offer at time of writing: $6.96
- MYER SANTALAND – VISIT SANTA & TAKE A MINI TRAIN RIDEThis is a popular spot in the days leading up to Christmas, and makes for a fun outing to the City (only the Myer in Forrest Place, Perth City, has a Santaland). Be prepared to wait in a queue to visit Santa. It is free to visit him and have your photo taken (which you can choose to purchase or not). Elves guide you to Santa’s room (more than 1 Santa is busy accepting visitors so it’s important that no child sees this!). Inside Santa’s room you will find Rudolph asleep by the fire, his chest rising and falling (which is quite magical for the kids), and Santa waiting for you on his big chair.
The miniature railway is also free and operates alongside the Santa Visits. You don’t need to be visiting Santa to go on the train. So you can do one or the other, or both. The fun train seats about 10 kids in individual carriages and goes around the circuit a couple of times, driven by cheerful elves. Photos will also be taken and are available for purchase should you wish to.
Last year when we went, there were colouring in activities and you could write and post a letter to Santa. There was also a small tv screening a movie to watch while you wait for the train ride.
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