It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here! Which is a good thing since it doesn’t exactly feel like Christmas. It was 85F here yesterday, and I am finding myself longing for snow. Last Sunday, we decided to cozy up with the kiddies and watch the Polar Express (for the first time of many this season I am sure.) It was midday but we were all snuggly in our pajamas and covers and if you closed your eyes you could almost pretend is was cold and snowy outside. It was pretty much perfect… until the ice-cream man came rolling down our street playing his summery tunes and melted the fake snow in my head. Aahh well. We will be traveling home for a week right after Christmas, so I am sure I will get my cold, snowy fix then.
In the meantime, the inside of our house is still humming with Christmas excitement and anticipation and I am having more fun than ever getting things ready. We pulled out the Santa Mailbox I made last year, and I am pretty sure it has already seen more letters in the past couple of days than it did all of last Christmas. There is a lot of cutting, taping, gluing and stickering going on here.
This year I thought I would add another fun way for them to send off their letters to Santa with a Santa Mail pillow. I had way too much fun making the little envelopes for each child and they double up as pockets for storing their letters. This is also a fun way for me to be able to sneak letters from Santa or other goodies back to them.
For Liam’s envelope I traced his own handwriting of “Love, Liam” before I stitched it, to help personalize it a little. Tomorrow is Friday fun night / Christmas movie night, so I am off to make movie tickets and a popcorn and hot chocolate voucher. (To make it more official, of course.) I think I will just leave them in their pillow envelopes and address them from Santa. 🙂