On Christmas Eve, when I was a kid we would leave out a tray for Santa with cookies and milk, an apple for the reindeer, the baby Jesus to our nativity set, and a note for Santa.
In the morning, the cookies and milk would be eaten (appropriate crumbs left behind), the apple would have nine bites out of it (one for each reindeer + Rudolph), baby Jesus would be in the nativity scene and we would have a note back from Santa.
I loved this tradition and wanted to continue it with my son. I have the cookies and milk covered with my DIY Cookies & Milk Jug for Santa project. I decided I wanted a way to preserve my son’s notes to Santa each year.
I made this quick and easy Dear Santa book. Each year my son can write his note to Santa and Santa can write back to him. And I’ll have all those letters in one place to read and re-read as he grows up.
I used a notebook I had lying around the house, cut letters from the Cricut, and used vinyl window clings from the dollar store. I arranged them on the book and then applied several layers of Mod Podge. Simply Frugal!
What are your Christmas Eve traditions?