It's that time of year, it's safe to say the C word right? Christmas is coming and of course that means that your children will have long lists of the presents that they'd like Santa to bring. We like to follow tradition in this house by writing letters to Santa so that he knows just what gifts to bring on Christmas Eve. I remember writing on plain bits of paper with my brothers when we were younger but of course times have changed and you can now get many pre-designed letters but none so special as The Christmasaurus letters from Puffin Books.
These wonderfully designed letters are free to download from the Puffin Books website amongst other fantastic activities and we wasted no time in taking full advantage of their generous offer. Once downloaded you simply need to print it off. The letter has a gorgeous illustration from Tom Fletcher's latest book The Christmasaurus (very fitting for this time of year) and asks not only what would your child like from Santa but also what would others from the family like too. I love this as it gets kids thinking about others as well as themselves.
My six and eight year olds have been eager to write their letters to Santa for quite some time so they were quick to fill theirs in whilst I took the time to help my youngest write her. I was impressed to see that they put down ideas for both myself and their dad, even getting their choices correct. I'm tempted to print one off for myself because Santa (Mr Hazelden) sometimes needs a little nudge in the right direction.
Writing the letters reminded me how much I enjoy reading all things Christmassy too and a tradition of mine is to buy a new Christmas themed book every year and it just so happens that this year I decided on The Christmasaurus as it's a story which is ideal for the whole family. This is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It's about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It's about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It's about discovering your heart's true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible . . .
Now I hope you are all downloading your letters ready to write to Santa this week but whilst you are doing that I have a giveaway for you to enter to get you in the festive mood, simply fill out the rafflecopter below and you could win yourself your own copy of The Christmasaurus for you to enjoy with your family this December. The giveaway will close at 11.59pm on the 4th December 2016 and is open to UK residents only. Make sure to enter correctly as all entries will be checked and verified.
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Good luck everyone.
Good luck everyone.