As children grow up, it is quite normal for them to begin to have doubts about whether or not Santa Claus really exists, especially when friends (and maybe even family members) start putting those doubts in their heads. If your child is in this category, having this kind of uncertainty should not spoil the holiday season for them, and it should not be the cause of your child enjoying the season far less than in previous years. You can have a special letter sent to your child from Santa that will address this very issue, and hopefully inspire your child to continue believing in the true spirit of Christmas.
What the letter says
The letter your child receives from Santa will acknowledge the fact that your child has some questions about the existence of Santa, his elves, and the village at the North Pole. It will not try to convince your child of Santa’s existence, but instead it will focus on having your child believe in everything that makes the season so magical. The letter will point out that a big part of the true joy of the season comes from within, rather than from external trappings, presents, and other things.
Santa will tell your child in this letter that a big part of the real spirit of Christmas is having the ability to spread kindness, joy, and generosity among all the people you come in contact with. In essence, it will impress your child with the notion that all the best elements of the season come as a result of believing in Christmas and its special power to bring joy to everyone in the world. Since your child is growing up and becoming a little more mature, he/she is probably ready to accept this truth about the holiday season. Don’t worry though – Santa won’t say anything to increase your child’s doubts about all the magic of Christmas!
What information to include in a Letter From Santa
When you contact us, we’ll need to know your child’s first and last name, as well as your street address, and the actual location where your child will be on Christmas Eve. Then too, we’ll need to know just what kind of present your child has mentioned the What most this year, and the one he/she most wants to receive. We’ll also need to know whether your child is a girl or boy, and what their birth date is. Then you’ll need to choose a background for the letter, and the available backgrounds are: Santa Writing a Letter, Santa Mailing a Letter, Santa and his Sleigh, and Official Letter from Santa.
The fact that this letter is personalized in numerous places will undoubtedly increase your child’s joy and appreciation of the letter because he/she will know that Santa has addressed this letter specifically to him/her, and no one else. The fact that Santa has taken time out from his busy schedule to send a letter to your child will be very impressive, and that’s something else your child will appreciate. The letter received by your child will be sent in a customized envelope, with some pretty fancy label art, and a special mark that shows it came from Santa’s Village at the North Pole.
Types of Santa Letters
We also offer other types of Santa letters that have specialized themes that may be more appropriate for your child’s circumstances. We can send a Santa letter that addresses less than ideal behavior, and we can also send a letter about what they need to do to get off the Naughty List and back on to the Nice List. Any one of our four different letter types will thrill your child, and make the season a little bit more special.
It is a time-honored tradition to leave out milk and cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, but have you ever thought that Santa might be a little tired of boring old sugar cookies house after house. Personally, I’m not even a fan of drinking one glass of milk let alone thousands. Plus, it makes me a bit gassy, and “Santa” does not need to be gassy on Christmas Day. No thank you! So what if we made him a healthy egg nog for his big night (maybe even with a little dash of Brandy). Or what about some festive cinnamon and sugar energy balls to keep him flying through the night while also watching his figure. Think about how many cookies that guy must eat and is expected to fit in everyone’s chimney. Here are a few healthy snacks For Santa to serve on Christmas Eve.
1. Cheese & Crackers
You really can’t go wrong with Cheese and Crackers, which also pairs nicely with a glass of red wine. Just in case you have a very sophisticated Santa this might be a good option. If you are looking for a healthy homemade cracker option to bake here it is from Real Food By Two Moms. I didn’t realize how easy crackers were to make. These super cute cheesy carrot crackers are so simple to make and you only need six ingredients.
2. Healthy Egg Nog
Who doesn’t like egg nog, but often store-bought egg nog is filled with high fructose corn syrup and fake flavors, so why not make your own? It’s really not as hard as you may think.
In a small bowl whisk together 4 egg yolks and ¼ cup maple syrup and set aside. Combine 1 ½ cups coconut milk, 2 ½ cups almond milk, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp nutmeg and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and slowly pour in the egg mixture while whisking continuously. Bring back to medium heat while continuing to whisk. Don’t let it boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Serve over ice.
Poor Santa has a lot of chimneys to fit in plus those poor reindeer have to pull him around all night long. Offer Santa some healthy holiday-inspired energy balls instead. Letting your children know that even Santa prefers a healthy treat, is a great way to encourage some healthy eating around the Christmas season. Plus you will have the rest of the batch to snack on throughout your winter holiday. I found this delicious Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice Energy Ball recipe from the ladies at Heart Healthy Greek.
4. Veggies & Dip
This is a great way to give Santa some healthy snacks full of fiber to regulate his sugar from all of those cookies he’s been eating all night long. Veggies are loaded with fiber to keep him from having a sugar crash. We wouldn’t want Santa to tire and not be able to deliver all of the packages to the good lil boys and girls. Make sure to include some extra carrots for the reindeer.
They are red, delicious and nutritious. A fine snack for the man in red. The kids will love seeing the leftover core the next morning.
6. Mixed Nuts
Leave him some mixed nuts so he can take a handful with him on the sleigh. Nuts are a great travel snack and I’m sure that his trip from the US to Europe might take a while, so he may enjoy having some snacks for the ride.
7. Beer & Carrots
I think the Aussies know what’s up. They might be the only ones who really truly understand what Santa needs after a long night of last-minute dollhouse and bicycle constructing. The carrots are for the reindeer and make great proof that his red-nosed team was here. My husband is from Australia and he was aghast the first year I put out a glass of milk and cookies. This tradition quickly changed in my household.
8. Rice Pudding
This may sound like a strange one if you aren’t from Denmark. But the more I think about it the more I agree with the Danish. What a wonderful winter evening treat. Don’t just leave this recipe for Christmas Eve. It’s like the equivalent to ice cream but for the winter. Here is a very simple and healthy rice pudding recipe for you.
Warm 1 cup of coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and stir in 1 tbsp maple syrup. Add 1 cup cooked brown rice and continue to stir until combined. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes or until the liquid has boiled off and the pudding has thickened. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
9. Tea & Scones
If you’re in the mood to do a little baking but looking for something that can also double for Christmas breakfast and Santa’s snack, scones would be a perfect choice. I’m not sure what happens in your house, but for as long as I can remember, Christmas morning starts early. Who can sleep knowing that there are stockings overflowing with goodies and a room full of presents under the tree? Breakfast usually isn’t the first thing on anyone’s mind as they awake Christmas morning. Having fresh-baked scones is a delicious, quick and easy breakfast to enjoy while opening packages. Try Kitchen Addiction’s healthy Whole-Wheat Gingerbread Scone recipe.
10. Healthy Freezable Muffins
Is anyone else insanely busy the days leading up to Christmas, preparing a huge turkey dinner, family get-togethers, present buying and a million other things that seem to pop up during the holidays? If so, this recipe is for you. Start baking now. Make some festive cinnamon and nutmeg muffins and freeze them. They are great to have on hand for quick snacks, breakfasts, meals on the go and for a Christmas Eve Santa snack.
Remember the total joy you felt when you got a letter from Santa as a youngster? And if you never did – wouldn’t you have given anything to have a personal letter from the jolly Old Elf in your childhood? Those golden years of youth are magical times for a very young child, times when literally anything is possible, and there are absolutely no limits to some of the unbelievable things which might happen at Christmas time. This year, why not let your child experience that magical feeling, by having a letter sent directly from Santa Claus – a thrill your child will never forget.
Where to get your Santa letter
It’s very easy and very affordable to have a letter from Santa delivered to your child, just in time for the holidays. You can visit this website and provide the required information, make your payment, and that’s all there is to it – Santa’s letter will be in the mail soon afterward, no matter where you might happen to live. The process is easy as pie. First, you’ll have to choose from one of four Christmas-themed backgrounds: Santa and his sleigh, Santa writing letters, Santa mailing out some letters, or the Official Letter from Santa background.
Then you’ll have to choose the type of content you want included in the letter, and there will be four of these as well. The one which best fits your personal circumstances will be easy to pick out, and then you can move on to the next set of customizations. We’ll ask you to provide us with your child’s full name (so there won’t be any doubt about other children with similar first names), your street address, and the one gift which your child wants most for this Christmas season.
Then tell us whether your child is a boy or girl, and what his/her birthdate is, since these will be referenced somewhere in the text of the letter. We’ll also ask you to tell us the name of the town or city where your child will be spending Christmas Eve, since that’s the night when all the magic really takes place. The letter will make reference to the fact that Santa will be visiting that town or city, so your child knows that Santa is on his way!
The letter will be personally signed by Santa Claus, and it will be enclosed in an envelope that has your child’s name on it, along with some terrific artwork depicting the North Pole. There will also be a distinct return address from Santa’s Village at the North Pole. All these little details taken together will delight your child, and have him/her truly believing in the wonder of the season and of Santa Claus.
One last personalization
Don’t forget to tell us why your child should be included on the Nice List, and left off the Naughty List. Every child deserves to feel good about something positive they’ve done in the past year, and your child’s achievements should be recognized as well. This tends to be self-perpetuating, and after being recognized for good deeds done in one year, your child will probably work even harder to get on the Nice List again next year. Show your child how much you appreciate their efforts, by rewarding them with an authentic-looking letter, direct from Santa at the North Pole!
The most important thing to remember about writing a letter from Santa, is that it should always attempt to preserve the wonderful magic of the season, and the belief in the spirit which makes Christmas such a special time of year.(more…)