It was the most important letter you wrote each year. You might have written several different version of it, all with similar content but perhaps with an extra item or two.
I used to leaf through the Index (remember that?!) and Argos catalogues and list 30 or 40 things I needed in my life, then once I’d had a think about it I’d perhaps cross out the 13th Sindy doll on the list because 12 was probably going to be enough.
I sat with the boys this week while they wrote their own letters to Father Christmas. Louis’ list was simple, if not a bit lengthy:
I love how in part two he attempts to bribe Santa with food. He’s a boy after my own heart! (Also, guess who’s had a talking to about respecting their parents). Louis’ list consists mainly of football related items, which is no great surprise. He has also asked for an iPad so I was surprised to see that omitted from his list. Perhaps he just ran out of space!
Rowan was slightly more random with his list, which in fact started with a blatant fib:
Even I can’t make out exactly what’ on this list, so Father Christmas has got no chance, but I note that this boy who cannot yet tell the time has requested not one, but two watches.
He used the Argos wishlist app and so I eventually received no less than 13 emails detailing the things he would like this year, with 20 items in each message. Good luck with that, kiddo!
Since the boys were getting into the Christmas spirit, I thought I may as well write my own letter to the big man. You know how the saying goes… if you don’t ask, you don’t get!
I think I’ll just put mine in my husband’s pocket though, and save a stamp.
What have your children asked for this year? I have some free Pip Ahoy! printables for you to download and use to help you get into the swing of Christmas. The downloads include the template we have used to write to Father Christmas, colouring sheets, a placemat, games, craft ideas and more! We’re going to decorate our placemats and laminate them ready for Christmas dinner.
Access the full set here: Pip Ahoy! printables
I’d love to know what’s on your child’s Christmas list this year – come and share your Pip Ahoy! letters to Santa on the Facebook page – you never know who’s reading… it could be Santa himself!