Everything you need to pull off being Santa this year
Updated: Dec 12, 2021
Fourth grade was the year I realized that Santa and my mom happened to have the same handwriting. It was weird, but I didn't think much of it... it wasn't until I was in fifth grade that my best friend finally put the nail in the coffin and Santa Clause officially died for me. It was sure fun while it lasted though and I love having a few extra things on hand to make Santa Clause real and Christmas extra magical for my kids.
These Santa bags are a must! Plus they can be reused over and over again! We've had ours for almost four years now.
I wrap all of our presents from Santa in plain kraft paper and some red twine. I love wrapping them differently than all of the other presents and then piling them into the Santa bags.
Once they are wrapped I finish everything off with this stamp (don't forget the ink pad)!
A wax seal would also be cute and quite convincing.
If the stamp sounds too annoying I also found these stickers that are so cute. I'm tempted to try them out this year instead of my stamp!
We also have our Elf on the Shelf that comes to visit us... and while I sometimes question whether he's worth the trouble, the kids love him.
We also send letters to Santa using the Elf on the Shelf kit and it's super fun. The letters are written at normal size, shrunk down in the oven (like a shrinky dink) which makes them small enough for your elf to deliver to Santa. Your elf then returns them so you can hang the letters on your tree. We've done this for a few years now (each kit has enough paper for 8 letters) and I love hanging the letters to Santa on the tree and getting to see them each year!
He also delivers Christmas pajamas and letters from Santa on Christmas Eve. Yes, Santa writes our kids a letter back. We've ordered them from the same Etsy seller for years now- they are beautiful, handwritten letters, and look like they have been sent directly from the North Pole. I can't recommend them highly enough!
And what is Christmas without cookies for Santa? We have a few things we use for all things cookie related during Christmas time. First is this "baked for Santa" stamp.
And then this cookie plate and milk jug to finish everything off!
One thing I don't have is a Santa evidence kit, so this year I'm eyeing this kit...
And that's how we make Santa extra real in our house. What do you do in your house?
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