Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The "Five Wishes" program from Santa


My nine year old girls are at an interesting age this year for Christmas. They just had a birthday in October and got LOTS of gifts, so they weren't acting like they really wanted anything. In year's past there had been one or two gifts that they really wanted but this year I was struggling with what to get them. I think they're between the ages where they want toys and more grown-up type of stuff? 

Well, Santa needed some ideas, so I created a "Five Wishes" program for them! I had seen a similar idea on Pinterest and modified it. Santa asked them for five gift ideas: something they wanted, something they needed, something to read, something to wear and something to create. 

We do the Elf on the Shelf business, and when our Elf Arnie arrived for the first time this year, he brought with him a very important letter from Santa. Check it out! (Click on the image to make it larger.)


{Isn't that signature awesome?! ~ I got it here.}

Here's the form Santa created for them to fill out: {click DOWNLOAD in the upper right if you wish to download the form!}



They thought it was pretty cool that their elf delivered the letter, and I swear they believed in the program. You see, I can't really tell if they still believe or if they are acting like they believe about everything Santa related, but I want to think that they do believe. 

Their wish lists just cracked me up, they are so cute. My dear Lydia asked for peace and joy, of course she did. She is a sweet soul.



And yes, Arlene asked for a fake diamond ring. That girl loves her sparkles. 

Cute, right?! It was fun and it's probably something I'll recreate next year, too.

1 comment:

Wrestling Kitties said...

I. LOVE. THIS.

Seriously, Such a GREAT idea!!!!

I will have to remember this when Henry gets a little older.

And I ADORE their lists!!!

"Love, Peace, Joy, Happiness"....uh, how sweet is she?!?!?!

And a fake diamond ring....uh, AWESOME!!

So did this give you some ideas? This is so great!

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