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Advent: Letters to Santa (Day 4)


Remember that big giant Sears Catalog? When I was a kid, my brother and I would spend hours, a whole weekend even, going through the Sears Catalog making our wish list for Christmas. Man I miss that catalog now that it’s time for my kids!

Since there’s no giant catalog that I know of anymore, starting in mid November I begin saving up all the kid/toy-related catalogs that come to our house. I hand them out one night and let the kids dream and circle and tear out pages for their wish list. It’s so fun to see what they come up with. I have to admit that sometimes I’m really surprised at what catches their eye!

Whether you set a budget, or a number of toys, or use the philosophy of the something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read, this is a super fun night for kids and parents alike! I know for us it gives us some free time to read our own book, magazine or savor some quiet time because they are thoroughly engrossed in their dreaming!

Today’s Challenge: Yesterday we established a plan for helping our kids think of others this Christmas season, today we’re going to reward them with thinking about themselves for a bit! Pull out your catalogs and let them dream. Then help them write letters to Santa. If you want to make it fancy, you can find tons of free printable templates on Pinterest!

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