On the first of December the kids sat down to write their letters to Santa. I layed out card, paper, felts, glitter, glue and stickers and let them get on with it, helping Isabelle (aged 3) with the writing of course.
I love watching the kids write their letters. Rebecca wrote lots asking how Santa was and actually forgot to ask Santa for anything for Christmas in her first draft!
It was in Izzy, that I could see the biggest difference from last year.
"No, I want to write it myself, Mummy."
I love her amazement at her new drawing skills. Watching a child "click" and discovering that they can draw anything is magical. She even drew light lines coming out from her stars, such details in all she does.
Look at that glitter! This is a common site every day as she comes out of school now and will be until the New Year! When I was teaching, the caretaker dreaded cleaning my room each evening after Christmas craft, bless him!
Some years, I've put a lot more input into their letters, but leaving them to do their own thing meant it was a lot more relaxing for all of us. It was great to see them write and decorate their lovely letters in their own way too. They used our Stamptastic family address stamp on the back of their envelopes to make sure that Santa can read their addresses easily.
Then we went to the Town Hall to post our letters in Santa's Post Box. This is great and we always receive a reply. If you don't have a local post box for Santa you can send your later via the Royal Mail (remember to include a stamped addressed envelope and to post your letter by Sunday 6th December to make sure you get a reply).
The kids wore gorgeous Christmas Jumpers c/o Fat Face. I love them as they're not too obviously Christmassy so while they make great festive jumpers they can be worn all winter long too. They're great for Christmas and everyday too.
Danny wore a really cool Wolf Jumper from the boys knits range.
Rebecca looked very warm and cosy in a Polar bear Zipped Thru Hoody.
Caitlyn wore a Husky jumper- she loves dogs.
Lastly, Izzy looked so cute in a Polar Bear Knitted Dress from the festive knits collection.
We then walked over to the Memorial Gardens. Although the Christmas Lights aren't on yet, we spotted that the Nativity has been moved into the stable.
So, off we went for a look, just as we do every year.
The lights will be turned on Saturday after the Lantern Parade. The girls are going on Brownie Pack Holiday on Friday. I know they will have an amazing time but I'm going to miss them so much, especially during this family event.
Luckily there are more Christmas events to look forward to in the upcoming weeks too!
Have you wrote/posted your letters to Santa yet?