Christmas – it’s the most magical time of year.
For me anyway. I love it. The festive foods, the warm weather, the precious time spent with family and friends, even though there’s usually a barny or too along the way. Everything about Christmas is magical for me and I want to bring that magic to my children.
So each year, I work hard at creating magic for them. Even though their dad, my husband, is a bit of a Christmas grinch who moans and complains the whole way through. Especially when I make him hang up the garden lights, one year I even had an outside tree, I thought he was going to have a stroke when I started decorating it too. I insist on putting up a big, Christmas tree, weighed down with every red and green Christmas ornament. I love Christmas carols.
I especially love creating magic for my children.
We write letters to Santa. We sing the songs. My Dad even dresses up as Father Christmas for the girls. We visit all the local spots to check out the lights and participate in all the Christmas cheer.
I create personalized videos for them on Santa’s Portable North Pole. Have you done this for your little one? If you haven’t, you simply must!
I even have a number of apps installed on my phone to receive personalized calls from Santa to Ava and Hannah.
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So imagine how upset I was, when I’ve spent years cultivating this magic, that I know will only last a little longer, only to have Ava tell me that someone at her school told her Father Christmas isn’t real on the day we received such beautiful Christmas drop from Kid’s Emporium!
I tried everything to rekindle Ava’s belief and for now, I think I may have succeeded! First of all, I scheduled a call from Santa using the app.
Only, it was a bit of a fail!
Because you can personalize the type of call, I scheduled a call from Santa to Ava where he talks to her about how he is real because look, he’s calling her. When he called and said her name and told her that he’d heard she’d said he wasn’t real. She burst into tears and started saying, Santa, I promise, it wasn’t me who said that, please don’t put me on the naughty list.
Poor little heart cried her eyes out that Santa would think she no longer believed.
We also received a Magic Elf’s Door from Kid’s Emporium!
The Magical Elf’s Door also comes with a beautiful letter from Santa, explaining how the elves and Mrs Claus are all busy at work setting everything up for Christmas. But that if you set your elf’s door up at home, the elves will come and check on you to make sure you are being a good boy or girl.
Make this Christmas truly magical! This Magical Elf door gives Santa’s elves their very own entrance into your home. All they require is somewhere quiet so they can pop in and see who is being naughty or nice. The Magical Elf Door, exclusive to Kids Emporium, comes beautifully packaged with a special letter from Santa. Unlock the imagination in your home this Christmas
Only this was a bit of a fail for us too!
Because on the first night we set up the elf’s door, Ava became fixated on the fact that there were elves running around her room at night and she made me get up in the night to check under her bed! Thankfully that has passed and now she leaves food out for the elves each night.
This year is also extra exciting for me because Hannah is now at an age where she gets Christmas and she is SO excited for Father “Mickmus” to visit her.
How do you keep the magic of Christmas alive for your children?
P.S. The Magical Elf’s Door is exclusive to Kid’s Emporium, you can buy one for your family for R350 here.