Christmas Traditions # 4 ~ Letter to Santa & from Santa
One of my fondest memories of working at Toys R Us was Christmas time. I loved watching the kids come into the store to make their Christmas lists. I loved watching parents come in at 10 or 11 at night (we were opened until 12) to get the shopping done while they were asleep. I didn’t love when a shopping cart would pull up and the Mother would expect me to somehow scan and bag half the stuff without their child seeing (that’s a story for another day).
When I went to Alaska to visit Rob while on deployment, we visited the “North Pole” and they had this adorable program where you could send someone a letter from Santa or the deed to a little piece of The North Pole. I sent a letter to my two favorite Guilford kids and purchased the deed for my Dad!
There are tons of different ways to do this and I finally decided on this one, after quit a bit of research. I write a letter to P from Santa. I put it in a sealed envelope addressed to P with a postmark of Santa, North Pole. I then put that in a larger envelope and send it off to:
North Pole Postmark
4141 Postmark Dr
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998
|I used Anke Print font for the letter and mailing labels. I tired changing my own hand writing but it all looks the same. This is what I think Santa’s handwriting would look like!|
We found this adorable mailbox at Michael’s that I decided to get because it was so cute. It wasn’t till I got home that I realized it would go perfect next to the table set up with Santa’s plate and cup. Even more, I was thinking that we would have P put his letter in that mailbox and that is where the one from Santa would magically appear.
While out shopping on Black Friday, I found some really cute red and white bordered paper that I plan to use to write the letters to P from Santa. I was in the store holding the package and wanted to make sure that there were enough pieces that I wouldn’t have to search for more later down the road (keeping in mind a few mistakes each year). When I saw that there were 50 pages, I chuckled to myself and said, “yeah, I guess he won’t still be getting these when he is 50 years old!”.
We now have this adorable little corner in the living room with our Advent box, mailbox and the plate, bowl and cup for Santa!