Get your children involved in Christmas preparations.

A letter from Santa...
20th December, 2017
December, that one month you have to stay on point and organised to throw that perfect Christmas dinner get together and get it all done on time! From tiding up, cooking to decorating the house, not to mention time-consuming baking or even sorting out the Christmas cards for everyone. How helpful would it be for every mother out there struggling with Christmas preparation this month to have her little helpers involved? Get your little bundle of joy to write a letter to Santa telling him what they want to find the most under the Christmas tree this year! Now the tricky part.. Santa has to write back!
  
Below I've prepare an example letter from 'Santa Clause' for your children, that will convince them to get involved in Christmas preparations. Leave it under their pillow, sneak it in their school back pack or simply post it to your own door addressed to child or children!
 
    
Dear (child's name),
  

Thank you so much for your wonderful letter. The toys which you have asked me for require a lot of effort from me! This year I've received thousands of letters from other children around the world. That's why I have to ask for your help! I know you're a smart and strong boy/girl and that you will handle this better than anyone else! Here is a list of tasks for each day until Christmas Eve for you to complete and in return I promise to do the best I can to deliver the toys you wished for this Christmas!
 
1. Tidy up your room.
2. Give away clothes or toys you will no longer play with.
3. Prepare some Christmas DIY decorations for your room.
4. Help your parents decorating the Christmas tree.
5. Create your own hand made Christmas cards to post to your loved ones.
6. Help with grocery shopping and putting away groceries.
7. Water the plants.
8. Help fold dry washing.
9. Help with meal preparation and setting up the table.
10. Take care of food and clean water for pets.

Those are the things that I would love to see you help your parents with and I will be more than happy to bring you the toys that you have asked for all the way from the North Pole! See you soon!

   
This is of course just an example, you can change it up all you want. This is a great way to motivate our little ones to help prepare the house for the festive days ahead, it's also a great way to get them away from toys, computer or simply teach the most important lesson..

'Nothing comes easily in life.'

Another great advantage of this idea is bonding with your child, you can do all of the things above together such as; decorating the house or Christmas tree, preparing diy festive decorations and cards, creating an advent calendar together which is always fun, tidying up or baking! I can not wait for those days to come as at the moment our daughter aged 8 months can not wait to ruin our Christmas tree and tear everything apart!!

  
What do you think of this idea?
P.s. How beautiful is our little bubba!!