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Reroute Santa to make sure he finds you this Christmas!

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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.

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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.

Reroute Santa to make sure he finds you this 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.

Reroute Santa to make sure he finds you this Christmas!
Reroute Santa to make sure he finds you this Christmas!
Reroute Santa to make sure he finds you this Christmas!

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.

Reroute Santa to make sure he finds you this Christmas!

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!

Reroute Santa to make sure he finds you this Christmas!

Last week Lia came home from nursery with some reindeer food. You can make this yourself, from oats and glitter and our bag contains a little note. It tells them to sprinkle the reindeer food on the lawn so sparkles will guide the reindeer to your home. However, the RSPCA have recently issued guidance asking people not to sprinkle reindeer food outside. It can be harmful to birds who could ingest the glitter. So, 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?

Christmas away from home | Being away from home at Christmas can be a worry for children. They will be concerned about how Father Christmas will find them to deliver their Christmas presents. After all, it's not really Christmas without a little gift from Santa. If you are travelling this festive season, the Reroute Santa app is a great way to reassure children that Santa will still find you. And best of all, it's free to use and you can tell Father Christmas wherever in the world you're going and rest assured that he'll still find you.
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  1. December 20, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    This is brilliant! Alice has been worrying how Father Christmas will know we’ve moved house. I’m going to do this to put her mind at rest. X

  2. December 21, 2016 / 6:52 am

    We’re home this year but that sounds like a brilliant site for future ref! I love that children are still physically writing. It’s starting to become a lost art. 🙁 Lou xx

  3. December 23, 2016 / 6:12 am

    What a brilliant idea. We are always home for Christmas so not had this worry but I can imagine this helps reassure children who will be away over Christmas. I can relate to trying to make the most of the magic now – I’m also becoming more aware that those days of believing in Father Christmas will not last forever and trying to make the most of them while I can. Merry Christmas! x

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