We’re a bit behind this year so my kids have just written their letters to Santa. This was something I did every year as a kid and now my kids do it.
It personalises the whole thing and is fun and exciting – I can even justify it as writing practice seeing as the older kids have written letters at school or for homework this year!
I take a copy of their letters – photocopy or scan it – as their messages and spelling can be so creative I don’t want to lose them when we mail the letters to Santa. Their letters go into their scrapbooking albums (when I says their, I mean mine about them!) opposite the letters they receive from Santa to reinforce their memories later on.
I wish my mum had kept copies of the my old letters – I think it would be quite amusing to read them and they will make an interesting piece of history.