This year is the first year that Kory has wrote and sent a letter to Father Christmas. In the past he’s been a little too young to understand and take part in certain Christmas activities like this one for example but with each year that passes, he’s getting older and he’s becoming more excited about Christmas so not only was it magical for me to finally be able to do an activity like this one with him but it was a nice activity for us to sit down and be able to do together.
Because Kory is only 2 years old, I obviously helped him to write his letter but he was still very much involved, I would ask him questions such as ‘what is it you’d like me to tell Father Christmas to bring you?’ And Kory would answer by saying ‘toys, presents’ and so that’s what I’d write. He also got to decorate his letter once we’d finished writing it by sticking lots of stickers that he’d chosen all over it. I started the letter by introducing Kory, his name and age. I then went on to say that he’s been a very good boy this year and mentioned what it is that he would like for Christmas. On the back of the letter I wrote our address so that Father Christmas can reply back to Kory.
Did you know that the Royal Mail supply an address that you can send your letter to and they will respond with a letter written from Father Christmas? All you need to do is put your letter in an envelope with the address:
On the front and supply the stamp. Also, make sure you post your letter before the 7th of December!
Not only did Kory have a lot of fun helping me to write his letter to Father Christmas but he also had a lot of fun posting it too! He helped me to put the letter inside the envelope, write the address on the front and he came to the post office with me to buy a stamp. He was so excited to post his letter through a post box! He insisted on holding his letter and held it tightly in his hand all the way to the post box. Posting the letter for Kory might have been the highlight of this whole activity for him! Every time I say to him ‘Kory, did you write a letter to Father Christmas?’ He replies with ‘Kory post letter, red box!’ With the biggest smile ever on his face.
All you really need to write a letter to Father Christmas is:
- And some stickers (make it fancy!)
So if you haven’t already, get writing your letters to Father Christmas!
Thanks for reading. Have your children wrote their letters to Father Christmas yet? What have they asked for this year?