11th December, 2016
Below I've prepare an example letter from 'Santa Clause' for your children, that will convince them to get involved in Christmas preparations. Leave it under their pillow, sneak it in their school back pack or simply post it to your own door addressed to child or children!
Dear (child's name),
Thank you so much for your wonderful letter. The toys which you have asked me for require a lot of effort from me! This year I've received thousands of letters from other children around the world. That's why I have to ask for your help! I know you're a smart and strong boy/girl and that you will handle this better than anyone else! Here is a list of tasks for each day until Christmas Eve for you to complete and in return I promise to do the best I can to deliver the toys you wished for this Christmas!
1. Tidy up your room.
2. Give away clothes or toys you will no longer play with.
3. Prepare some Christmas DIY decorations for your room.
4. Help your parents decorating the Christmas tree.
5. Create your own hand made Christmas cards to post to your loved ones.
6. Help with grocery shopping and putting away groceries.
7. Water the plants.
8. Help fold dry washing.
9. Help with meal preparation and setting up the table.
10. Take care of food and clean water for pets.
Those are the things that I would love to see you help your parents with and I will be more than happy to bring you the toys that you have asked for all the way from the North Pole! See you soon!
This is of course just an example that I would personally use as my own letter from Santa. I believe that this is a great way to motivate our little ones to help prepare the house for the festive days ahead, it's also a great way to get them away from toys, computer or simply teach the most important lesson that nothing is free and nothing comes easily in life. Another great advantage of this idea is bonding with your child, you can do all of the things above together such as; decorating the house or Christmas tree, preparing diy festive decorations and cards, creating an advent calendar together which is always fun, tidying up or baking!