I posted a picture on Instagram a few days ago, while wrapping Santa’s presents, about finally being able to write “To Bella, From Santa.” We’ve never bothered to before because Bella was so little she didn’t really get the concept at all. This year she does, and she fully expects presents from Santa.
The response back was interesting to read. So many people said that they used special Santa paper (which I hadn’t even thought of!), didn’t wrap Santa gifts but did set them all up the night before, wrapped some and not others, had paper that said “From Santa,” or had unique bags to put them in. A couple of you said that the kids had found the wrapping paper, and wanted to know why it was at the house still?
I’d never given this a thought before! I remember seeing “From Santa” on our presents growing up. One year it dawned on me it was my mom’s handwriting. At times things were so bulky that only the front facing us on Christmas morning was wrapped.
Now that so many new ideas were shared, I’ve started to wonder if in years to come we’ll do something different. I think next year we’ll definitely do different paper for Santa presents. The handwriting will need to be unique.
What I wonder now is: If you have Santa as part of your holidays, how do you all handle Santa’s presents and wrapping? How do you manage to keep the magic going a little longer as the kids get older?
Diana blogs at Diana Wrote about her life with a daughter here and three sons in heaven, life as an army wife, and her faith. You can also find her work on Liberating Working Moms, She Reads Truth, The New York Times, Still Standing Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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