Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What do you do with your kid's letter to Santa?

Did you know that the history of letters to Santa Claus can be traced back to the 1200s, when children would write letters to the real St. Nicholas?{thanks wikipedia}

Here's today's community question:

What do you do with your kid's letter(s) to Santa? 

I decided a couple years ago, when my children started writing their own letters, that I wanted keep them.  They're pretty much priceless, don't ya think?  Really they hold as much importance for me, as does a lost tooth.  I guess some how they represent my kid's innocence.  I decided the best place to store these artifacts would be in the frame of their annual picture with Santa.

Here's Sapphire's letter.  Actually, this is draft # 6.  She's revised and recopied her letter at least 6 times already this year and it's not even December.  I stashed one of the copies and she'll mail her final copy to Santa.  

Dear Santu,
i wont a 
cat toy
barbe doll
zu zu pet carage
i have been realy good gurl 

My poor spell checker is quite frustrated with me for not fixing Sapphire's spelling mistakes. Her whole list has red zig zag lines beneath it but I'm going to ignore it because I love how she wrote it.   

So what do you do with the letters?  Send them in the mail, file them in the recycling bin, stash them with the decorations, soak up the spilled cereal milk, line the kitty litter box? 


LeAnn said...

Following you back! Cute idea with the letters!

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Julie said...

I'm your newest follower--Julie from The Farm Girl. Thanks for checking out my blog and I really enjoyed looking at yours. I save my kids letters and I hope to put them all in a book for when they are older!

Mandy said...

Following! Cute post!


Princess Mom said...

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sweet & lovely crafts said...

I can't wait until my kids are old enough to write letters to Santa!
I'm a new follower from the blog hop.

Priscilla said...

NEWEST follower threw a blog hop!

Great blog!

Tiffany said...

You know I never thought of filing them away as a keepsake later on. I think starting this year I will do that. Would love to look back on them and see the kids writing and what they were asking for over the years.
Thanks for the idea!
Thank you so much for following. I am following you back
Tiffany @Wyatt Family farm

Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy said...

I make sure they don't see it in the trash :)
Very cute idea !
Happy blog hop too ! Come see my blog and follow me back !

Diane said...

Sweet ideas. I still have my kids letters and they are... well getting on in age, lol.

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bigwords is... said...

Cute santa letters! I think I'll try and keep the letters too, they are too gorgeous!

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Jacqui said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from a Sunday Blog Hop. I'd love it if you would follow back at one or all four of my blogs!

Have a great Sunday!