This is a collaborative post.
Do your children worry whether Santa will find them if they’re not at home over Christmas? It can be a bit of a worry if they’re travelling or staying with family away from their usual address. Luckily, Reroute Santa is a new website that allows children to let Santa know where they’ll be this year.
Reroute Santa review
We’re staying at home this year for Christmas, but I thought it would still be fun to let Santa know where we’d be. Reroute Santa is really easy to use with just three boxes to fill in. You tell them your name, where you’re from and where you’ll be spending Christmas. When you’ve confirmed that you’re over 13 years old or filling in the form with an adult, you click on Send to Father Christmas.
As soon as you click send, the website shows your letter being folded up and placed into an envelope. Next it goes into a postbox and an elf takes it all the way to the North Pole and hands it to Santa. When he’s got it, Santa writes back. You can read your letter on the screen and even download it to keep.
The letter tells children that Rudolph has reassured Santa that reindeer GPS works everywhere. He also confirms that his sleigh can stop in your location.
Why Reroute Santa?
According to a survey by the Home Away holiday lettings agency, more than half of British children would be worried about Santa finding them if they were away from home at Christmas. The Reroute Santa website is the perfect way to reassure them. I know my girls would be worried if we were staying elsewhere this year and it could definitely make it even harder to get them to sleep on Christmas Eve!
The Home Away survey also found out that more than four out of five children still put pen and paper to write to Santa. I think this is a lovely statistic because I’d hate to see that tradition die out. Less than two out of ten children email Santa, so I’m hoping handwritten Christmas notes are here to stay!
Other ways to keep the Christmas magic alive
I often think about the fact that in a few years time our children won’t believe in Father Christmas, so I try to make the most of the Christmas magic while we can. This year, we’ll be leaving out a snack each for Santa and Rudolph and a whiskey for Santa. It was always milk in my day but my husband insists on whiskey because he wants to drink it!
Last week Lia came home from nursery with some reindeer food. This is just made from oats and glitter and contains a little note for children to read. It tells them to sprinkle the reindeer food on the lawn because the sparkles will guide the reindeer to your home. However, the RSPCA have recently issued guidance asking people not to sprinkle reindeer food outside as it will be harmful to birds who could ingest the glitter. We’ll be sprinkling ours in the living room.
What do you do to keep the Christmas magic alive and will you be using the Reroute Santa website this year?