Thursday, December 8, 2011

36 Letter to Santa, a Freebie and a Surprise Link Party!

The holiday countdown project that we began this year has been SO much fun for our family.  It really makes me wish we would have started this tradition years ago, but even more grateful that we will be creating blessed memories each year going forward.

So far we have made delicious hot cocoa, read holiday stories, built a snowman, watched a holiday movie with popcorn and had family game night.  On top of my husband traveling for work and life being as crazy busy as always, we are still making sure we squeeze in all of our activities.  I really adore that it is helping us slow down and appreciate really special moments with one another.

But enough mushy mush. 

Today we get to write a letter to Santa!  A tradition we do every year, but this year, I made a printable!  YAY!

{click here to download your FREE letter to Santa printable}

I am going to be spending time with the kids on their letters today.  When we are done, I will scan them in to share what interesting things they come up with, so stay tuned {you can check out how the kid's letters turned out over on our family blog here - also linked up below}!

I also thought it would be fun for everyone to link up their little ones letters to Santa.  I know I said no holiday linky parties, this was totally a spur of the moment thing because I just couldn't resist this one.  Something about the sweet and innocent thoughts of a kid during the holidays...  gets me every time!


And a button for you:


I gotta know, what's the funniest thing your little one has wished for or mentioned while composing their letter to Santa? 


36 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I love that its so bright and cheerful!

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  2. Awesome thanks~

    Well, this year my 3 year is all into Christmas and he asked me if Santa would bring him a hippo - umm.... sorry buddy we dont have room in our house for a hippo! haha

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  3. Oh this should be interesting! Thanks for the cute and sure to be fun printable.

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  4. My 5 year old nephew plans on asking Santa for a bulletproof vest..."like Steve mcgarrett" on Hawaii 5-o. Lol. That floored me.

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  5. This is such a cute idea Jen! Thanks for sharing your printable!

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  6. Cute! We live in North Pole, AK and have deliver our letters to Santa's House.

    I'm also sending out letters FROM Santa. So if anyone would like one just email me. It will have a postmarj from NP, AK! Heiskra@gmail.com

    Hayley
    Www.iheartmyworldblog.com

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  7. Thank you so much for this cute printable. I was looking for one, and this one I am going to use for years. I am also going to create a blog post with this cute printable and link it to your page if that is ok. Thanks again!!!

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  8. My 2.5 year old asked for a banjo and a blender. Where do they come up with this stuff??

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  9. that printable is so cute! If I were as orgnaized as you, I'd know where my kids past letters were....but alas......

    I'm printing this out now!! Thanks girl!

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  10. Thanks for sharing! I love the colorfulness!!

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  11. Hi, I like your printable and am thinking about giving a copy to each of my English students on our christmas party to fill in. They've learned English for 2 years now and embrace every chance to use it.
    I always wonder how modest my daughter's wishes are, and she thinks about other children a lot. We talk about how difficult it might be for other families who have to struggle and we always give away a shoebox full of presents for somebody we don't know - there is an organisation here in Europe that's called "christmas in a shoebox" (Weihnachten im Schuhkarton), I bet you have that in the US, too.
    When she was four, my daughter wished to have an apple for christmas and when I asked her, "what do you want to do with an apple?" she said - "Bite off, Mama".
    Yes, it was silly of me to ask! ;)

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  12. Thank you for the lovely printable. I'm going to do it with my DD today. Hopefully, it'll give me a bit more insight into what to get her for Christmas. Currently, I have NO idea. She doesn't ever seem to want or need anything around this time of year.

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  13. Although we didn't use your lovely printable, I just linked up my daughter's letter:). I don't have a picture of my son's letter online, but he asked for two things: a truck and more applesauce. He loves applesauce!

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  14. I think my boys are going to love this!

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  15. My five year-old asked for a guitar and a microphone and then asked three very important questions: 1) Do you wear a winter coat at the North Pole?, 2) How do the elves make all those toys and 3) What does Mrs. Clause do, bake cookies or help you run your toy business? She specifically requested a letter in response. Santa or one of his elves better get on that!

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  16. Your blog is quickly becoming my #1 fave: decorating, organizing, and well-designed printables! As a designer I really appreciate it because there are so many BAD free "designed" printables out there. GREAT work!!

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  17. santa (and by santa I mean paul) writes me the letter every year =) haha

    love this girl! such a cute linky idea! <3

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  18. Oh my Gosh, Jen!! You are so perfect and wonderful. This is exactly what was in our holiday countdown today. I searched the internet this morning for a cute printable and now I found it on your blog!

    Are you going to send your boys' letters somewhere in the mail? So fun! Thanks so much!

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  19. Thank you so much for this wonderful printable. I was just looking last night on the internet for a printable like this and couldn't find anything. This is perfect. Thanks again.

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  20. Cute! I love how your printables all match.
    My son asked for a toothbrush this year! It's not that he doesn't have a toothbrush, he just specifically wants a green one. :o}

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  21. Oh I love this ltter to Santa! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  22. LOVE this as well. This year we let our kids ask Santa for 3 things. Our 4 year old daughter counted them out on her fingers for him and the 1st thing she really, really wanted and asked for was mint gum - the girl loves minty gum! Ha ha! Her twin brother asked for tools...REAL tools.

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  23. Love these! My 4.5 y/o has been BEGGING me to write her letter to Santa and I just haven't found a fun way to do it yet, so THANK YOU! This way she can also learn new things and all that! <3 what you are doing here!

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  24. My now 7 year old asked for feathers one year. When asked why he replied, "so I can tickle people, of course.". LOL!

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  26. Thanks for the free printable. We're going to work on them today as my kids are recovering from some nasty bug and missing a school field trip.

    My daughter asked repeatedly for a dancing baby that she claimed she had seen on Max & Ruby. We all thought it was a toy from the show that didn't really exist until a couple days ago. We were watching Max & Ruby and during a commercial she said, "See...that's what I was talking about." Sure enough...there's a Dance with me Baby.

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  27. Do you organize attics?

    Do you have a flamethrower?

    And do you have a standard fee schedule?

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  29. I absolutely love your blog!!!! I am always inspired!! I wish I had this template a couple of weeks ago. I'll make sure to use it next year.

    My 10 year old son listed 16 Lego items and then wrote..."PS: Santa, if you can't get everything on my list, just try your best."

    My 6 year old son wrote down 3 items and #4 was "See me for more ideas..."

    My 8 year old son just wrote down 1 item...the Lego Black Pearl. I think Santa will appreciate that!

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  30. Este blog é uma representação exata de competências. Eu gosto da sua recomendação. Um grande conceito que reflete os pensamentos do escritor. Consultoria RH

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  31. Thanks for the great freebie! Sad I missed the link party, but I did post a link to my blog along with some photos from filling out this great letter!

    http://richterworld.blogspot.com/2011/12/holiday-letter-to-santa.html

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  32. These are so adorable! I found them on Pinterest and printed ours up for this year! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  33. Just printed this for another year! Thanks love!!! xo

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