This year is quite a special Christmas for us, because it’s Lia’s first Christmas, and it’s the first time that Libby has been really interested in Christmas, Santa and what’s going to happen. Libby, in her usual manner, is blissfully unaware that it’s only October. She has dug out her Christmas books and we are reading them on repeat. So when I was given the opportunity to review some letters from Santa, I reluctantly agreed.
The Lapland Mailroom website gives you the opportunity to choose between different letters so that siblings don’t receive the same letter, and there is even one for baby’s first Christmas. Whilst I know that Lia would only try to eat her letter this time, it will be a lovely thing to keep. You are also able to personalise the letters, so that Santa knows a little bit about each child. I’ve added a little P.S. to Libby’s letter, just thanking her for being such a good big sister to Libby.
As well as the letters, children can have a little activity pack to colour in, including a sign to put out make sure that Santa stops here. Libby will enjoy doing this, but I don’t think she is yet old enough to colour it in to a standard that she would want to keep. Next year though, I’m sure an activity pack will be ideal.
At the moment, the letters also include a free certificate to say that they are on the nice list. The letters arrive in the post, which is even more exciting. Here is a little sneak preview of Libby’s letter.
My next plan for Christmas is to get around to making my cake and also make an advent calendar for the girls. I want to do an advent calendar on the front of a Christmas present sack, and I also want the girls to share it because I think it’s good for them to get used to sharing and to open their presents together. I’m not really a Christmas person, but it seems that I’m going to have to persevere, and I think that letters from Santa are a great start!
Please note, the Lapland mailroom kindly sent me these letters for the girls free of charge in return for an unbiased review. Views, opinions, Christmas loving children and half hearted attempts at becoming Christmassy myself in October are all mine.