Santa Letters And Other Christmas Magic Ideas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Are you starting to build some Christmas cheer at your house? Are you perhaps using the useful threat of Santa not delivering gifts to your cheeky monkeys? Buggybuddys has a list of ideas to build the anticipation and keep the Christmas magic alive this year!

 

  1. SANTA’S LITTLE ELVES – LETTERS & CERTIFICATES FROM SANTA

    Letters from Santa
    Santa’s Little Elves is an online service that creates fun authentic letters from Santa. Letters are personalised for your child and boast Santa’s authentic North Pole Postmark. They arrive in a big red envelope, which is exciting to receive! The letters are designed to help children learn about, and experience, the joy of giving and helping others. Santa explains how busy he is preparing for Christmas and invites each child to help him by becoming one of Santa’s Little Elves. As one of Santa’s Little Elves, children ‘help out’ by participating in an activity that helps others. For example, they could donate an old toy to charity, or they could volunteer, or sponsor a child through a charity. You are asked to choose which Spirit of Christmas deed you would like included in your Santa letter. For more ideas to help you click here. Your child will also receive a Christmas decoration to hang on your Christmas tree after completing their ‘helping’ activity. An “I’m one of Santa’s Little Elves” sticker comes with each letter from Santa too. Price: $12.95, including postage. 50c from each letter ordered is donated to Cystic Fibrosis QLD
    Santa’s Certificates.
    Another great idea on the Santa’s Little Elves site is personalised Nice List certificates to reward your child for good behaviour throughout the year! Nice List Certificates are personalised and officially place your child on Santa’s Nice List.  In each certificate, you can add your own customised sentence to highlight a specific behaviour, achievement or good deed that you would like to acknowledge. The laminated certificates are signed by Santa and Rudolph and stamped with an official Santa seal. A special “I made Santa’s Nice List” sticker is included too.Price: $12.95. including postage. 50c from each letter ordered is donated to Make-A-Wish Australia. Final orders are taken 3rd December.
    Santa Letters And Other Christmas Magic Ideas

  2. AUSTRALIA POST – SANTA MAIL
    Young believers love writing letters to Santa, but it’s even better when Santa writes one in return.
    Santa receives thousands of letters from children all over Australia with all sorts of Christmas requests, and Australia Post works closely with Santa and his elves to make sure you receive a reply to your letter. There are three ways you can write your letter to Santa.
    1. You can use this fun online interactive letter and then print it out to post. There are instructions and a sample letter to help you.
    2.  Write your letter on one of the decorative letter writing templates provided on the site, which can be printed out.
    3.  Use your favourite pencil or pen and notepaper and just start writing.
    Address your letter to:
    SANTA
    NORTH POLE 9999
    Attach a stamp, and remember to write your name and address on the back of the envelope, so Santa knows where to send his reply! Post the old fashioned way in a post box.
    4. Sent Santa your Christmas wishlist? Track your letter’s journey to the North Pole using our online tracking tool.



  3. PORTABLE NORTH POLE – FREE VIDEO MESSAGES FROM SANTA
    This awesome website and mobile app allows you to personalise free calls, video messages and stories to your kid, from the real Santa Claus! The charming videos complete with elves and Christmas magic, will be emailed to you or save to your app for viewing. You can then watch or read as many times as you like before Christmas. It’s a treat seeing your child’s face light up when Santa talks directly to them using their name!
    Via your mobile’s camera, you can record your child’s reaction to Santa’s video calls. Capture the expression of sheer amazement when Santa says their name. These video souvenirs are yours to cherish for years to come! The app is free to download with a section of free content, as is the website. There is then a premium call pass, premium Santa video, a yearly video pass, a yearly magic pass or an ultimate magic pass to expand your content. These range from a subscription cost of $5.99 to $59.99.
    Did you know that Portable North Pole donates 5% off its web purchases to children’s hospitals around the world? The Portable North Pole Children’s Hospital Program helps to put smiles on the faces of children in need of extra cheer. PNP has partnered with leading hospitals around the world so that whenever you purchase a personalized call or a personalized video message from Santa, a portion of the sale is donated to the participating children’s hospital closest to you.
    When you share PNP magic, you are giving not only to your loved ones but also to children spending Christmas away from their homes. Your gift of giving represents the true spirit of the holiday season!
  4. STUCK ON YOU – LETTERS FROM SANTA
    The online company Stuck On You sells personalised letters from Santa. You can choose from three Letters designs and add your child’s details and gift idea. Each A4 Santa Letter design comes in a matching envelope with a sticker seal to convince the child it comes directly from the North Pole when it arrives in your postbox. Current price at the time of writing: $9.95

  5. MYER SANTALAND – VISIT SANTA & RIDE THE SANTALAND EXPRESS
    This is a popular spot in the days leading up to Christmas, and makes for a fun outing to the City (only the Myer in Forrest Place, Perth City, has a Santaland). Things are a little different for Myer Santaland this year with Covid-19 guidelines. Santaland visits require a booking; and all booking members must be from the same household. The upside to this is there is no need to wait in a queue. We recommend arriving 5 minutes prior to your scheduled booking time.
    As with previous years, it is free to visit Santa and have your photo taken (which you can choose to purchase or not). The Elves guide you to Santa’s room (more than 1 Santa is busy accepting visitors so it’s important that no child sees this!). Inside Santa’s room you will find Rudolph asleep by the fire, his chest rising and falling (which is quite magical for the kids), and Santa waiting in his big chair. The miniature railway is also free and operates alongside Santa Visits. You don’t need to be visiting Santa to go on the train. So you can do one or the other, or both. The fun train seats about 10 kids in individual carriages and goes around the circuit a couple of times, driven by cheerful elves. Photos will also be taken and are available for purchase should you wish to.



  6. HIPPO BLUE – LETTER FROM SANTA
    Hippo Blue offers a personalised letter from Santa for your child. These are beautifully designed and stamped with an “Official Santa Business” seal. Add personal details, such as your child’s name for example, their age, something your child has done well this year, the treat your child plans to leave out, and a special PS at the end.
    Give your child the wonder of Christmas when they receive a personalised letter direct from Santa himself. Highly customised and beautifully designed, your child’s letter will arrive in a red envelope and be sure to stand out in the mailbox! Please note that as this letter is coming from the North Pole, it will be sent separate from anything else you happen to order.
    At the time of writing, these personalised letters cost $10.00, plus postage.
  7. ELF YOURSELF
    Elf Yourself is a popular app and website. It’s back again for 2020 with some great new Elf dances for your friends and family!
    The app allows your to “Elf Yourself” and start in dozens of personalised videos with your face on the dancing elves. Add up to five faces, select your dance and the app auto-magically creates your video! Share your videos on social media or message as a fun holiday greeting to your friends and family. Kids will love seeing themselves dancing up a snow-storm!
    Elf Yourself is free to download and enjoy. Some dances are free. However there are in-app purchases to unlock more content. You can purchases dances individually, or buy a season pass to unlock all content for 12 months.

  8. DINKLEBOO – PERSONALISED CHRISTMAS STORY BOOK
    Do you want a Christmas book that puts your child at the centre of the action? Dinkleboo makes personalised stories featuring your child. There are several options for choose from. For example, one is a feel-good story about your son or daughter wanting to help other kids less fortunate than themselves but not knowing what to do. Then they get the idea of buying a gift to put under the Giving Tree. Another is a story about your son’s or daughter’s first Christmas. There’s nothing more magical than a baby’s first Christmas. Make baby’s first Christmas one to remember with a personalised Christmas Book.
    These personalised books are best suited to children aged 2 to 10 years. They would be a lovely book to read in the lead up to Christmas or even as a gift from your Elf on the Shelf.
    There are a number of options to customise you book(s). Add your child’s name, parents and grandparents names. Add the child’s hair, eye colour and hair colour, and choose from Australian English or American English.
    At the time of writing, the regular price of these books is $24.99. However, they are currently on special for $11.99, so get in quick if you’re after a Christmas bargain! 😉

    ** UPDATE ** 26-11-2020 – Dinkleboo have some extra special pricing on their Christmas range right now. Use code XMAS20A to receive your child’s softcover Christmas book for $9.99 or XMAS20B for a hardcover book for $15.99.
    Personalised sparkly Sequin Santa stockings were $39.99. Use code XMAS20C to receive yours for just $19.99.
    Personalised Christmas ornaments were $19.99. Use code XMAS20D to receive yours for only $7.99.
    Sparkly sequin Santa sacks were $49.99. Use code XMAS20E to receive yours for only $24.99.
    Do you have a snow globe collector? These normally retail at $24.99. Use code XMAS20F to receive a personalised Christmas snow globe from Dinkleboo for just $11.99.
    Happy Christmas shopping! 😉

  9. BIG W – OLD FASHIONED LETTER FROM SANTA 
    Create the perfect Christmas Letter from Santa personalised especially for your child! Personalise details such as their name, age and Christmas present. These letters are sure to bring a little extra Christmas magic to the holiday season!
    Each Letter from Santa is packaged and addressed to the parent. Inside Big W include an extra special ‘North Pole’ postmarked white envelope for you to personally address to your child (or children), and pop back into your letterbox ready to be found! As a child, remember your own excitement this time of year? Time to bring the magic back again!
    The regular price for this letter is $15. However, at the time of writing, this is currently on sale for $5. This sale price ends 23-12-2020. Delivery to store is Free. For Australian domestic delivery to your home or office, you will incur a $9.95 for the first My Home & My Kids product and $1.95 for each additional My Home & My Kids product. Please review all delivery Information here. Each letter will come in the mail addressed to parent with an extra envelope inside for you to pop back into the letterbox.
  10. PRETTY LITTLE GIFT BOX – CHRISTMAS EVE BOX
    Fun, festive and already filled, this Christmas Eve Box is here to add a little extra excitement as Santa’s visit draws near!  Make things extra special for your children on the night before Christmas! There is plenty of room to add your own special touch. A beautiful tradition to introduce to your family and make Christmas Eve even more exciting.Contents:

    • Magic Santa Key
    • Santa’s Milk Bottle
    • Christmas Pencil
    • Magic Reindeer Food
    • Snowman Poop
    • Personalised Nice List Certificate
    • Bon Bon
    • Personalised Christmas Bauble
    • 2 Candy Canes

    All this is packaged in a white high gloss gift box wrapped with a red bow.

    The cost a time of writing this blog is $64.95. Afterpay is available. The cost includes free shipping within Australia. Orders wrap up in early December, so get in fast if this is something your family would enjoy!

  11. A MESSAGE FROM SANTA
    A Message From Santa is a personalised Santa messaging and video app. Add to the magic of Christmas, or help encourage your children’s best behaviour all year round.
    Using the app, you can contact Santa on his mobile. Call, text message or use his automated voicemail system to report naughty behaviour, forward the wishlist of nice kids, and lots more! Tell Santa a bit about your child, and he will be happy to phone them with a word of advice.
    No hidden costs! Thanks to the usage of the app’s proprietary North Pole Communication Protocol (patent pending), calls with Santa are completely free of charge – without using any cellular or data traffic. The app is available across all platforms.
  12. The Christmas Cart – Personalised Christmas Baubles & Gifts
    A traditional we started with our daughter was born was to order a personalised bauble with her name and the year just passed. We also purchases a high quality personalised Santa sack with her name in gold glitter on the tag. Both of these items are a lovely keepsake and something she can treasure for years to come. Likewise, the Baby’s First Christmas baubles are a beautiful keepsake to help remember your child’s first Christmas.
    The Christmas Cart deliver direct to you from their Australian warehouse. Choose from a range of glitter colour options and add a name and year in their exclusive style of glitter hand calligraphy to all of their Personalised Christmas Baubles. Available in a range of colours, sizes and finishes, there is something to suit every personality and Christmas decorating style.
    Alternatively, add a little piece of Australia to your festive decorating and honour iconic Australian wildlife animals such as koalas, kangaroos and kookaburras and much-loved gumnut characters on your tree this year with our range of Australian Animal Christmas Tree Decorations. These cute characters also make a great gift to send to friends and family overseas to remind them of home or a favourite holiday destination.
    Other Christmas products include personalised Santa sacks, a beautiful range of light up decorations for your home, snowglobes,  teacher gifts and more.
    The Christmas Cart staff love helping their customers to create and give truly unique and thoughtful Christmas gifts and keepsakes so be sure to contact them at info@thechristmascart.com.au or call 1300 724 710 if you have any questions.
  13. Christmas Countdown!
    The Christmas Countdown! app counts down the days until Christmas with fun images and music. Stay updated on how many days, hours, minutes, seconds or even heartbeats there are until the big day!
    Choose between 6 different characters to keep you company during the holiday period.
    Characters include:
    * Santa Claus
    * Snowman
    * Christmas Tree
    * Reindeer
    * Skater
    Share the countdown with family and friends on your favourite social networks.Listen to Christmas songs while watching the time creep closer to Christmas and build the anticipation.
    The app is free to download and available on both Apple and Google platforms.
  14. Sing Along Christmas Carols – A Christmas Karaoke App
    Love to sing along with Christmas carols, but can’t remember all the words? Or do you wish you knew more carols to sing? Want to share more carols with your kids? Then this handy little app can help you, karaoke style!
    Use the app to brush up on your carols or you could take it with you caroling through the streets to spread Christmas cheer to friends and neighbours, if that’s your thing. The app provides loads of family fun and adds to the Christmas spirit, and it’s free to download!
  15. Video Call Santa
    Another app for connecting your children with Santa. This app is available on both Apple and Google store platforms. The basic app is free to download, easy to use, and includes optional in-app purchases to expand content.
    The Video Call Santa app claims to feature more diversity options. Choose from a British or America Santa, and choose from 5,000+ popular names (available via in-app purchases).
    Connect with Santa right away or set up a time you want to start your video call. Choose your episode. There are 33 different options to choose from.Santa will ask your child a series of questions. For example, “Have you been naughty or nice?”, and “What do you want for Christmas?” Each conversation between Santa and your child is recorded on video for parents to save to their camera roll. This is handy as parents or carers can watch the video back to find out which presents their children would like for Christmas. The videos can also be shared with friends and family via message or social media.
  16. SANTA’S FUN PACK 
    Santa’s Fun Pack are designed, illustrated and printed by Australian elves. This kit will tempt your kids away from their screens and let them get stuck into some good old-fashioned fun. AND, if they’ve been extra good this year, they’ll discover a wonderful surprise inside, written just for them!

    Pack includes:

    • Personalised letter from Santa
    • 24 colouring sheets, puzzles and activities
    • Present wish list
    • December to-do list
    • DIY Christmas craft ideas
    • Coloured stickers
    • Illustrated outer pack for colouring
    • Postage included

    With hours of colouring entertainment, you’ll unearth a myriad of traditional Christmas and Australiana themed illustrations. The outer pack, and the contents, are ready for your child to work their own Christmas magic with crayons, textas or coloured pencils.

    Final orders close 23rd November 2020. Get in early due to Covid-19 delays.

  17. EARTH FAIRY – CHRISTMAS FAIRY DOOR
    Why not set up a Christmas themed fairy door in your home? The fairies and elves can then leave messages and gifts for your child in the lead up to Christmas.
    For example, why not add this festive resin fairy door from Earth Fairy to your home this Christmas? It is finished with a bit of snow, a holiday wreath and a few packages making all dolls, fairies and other wee people want to enter!
    The Earth Fairy Christmas door costs $17.95 at the time of writing this, and Afterpay is an option.
  18. ELF FOR CHRISTMAS – LIGHT UP ELF DOOR
    Love the fairy door idea, but want one that is more elf oriented? Introducing the perfect way for your Christmas Elf to travel back and forth from the North Pole to your home.This beautiful light-up Elf door stands at 22cm high and is made of high quality resin, ensuring it will remain a much-loved family keepsake for years to come.The magic door’s light can switch on to indicate the exciting arrival of a special little North Pole pal, or can even be used as a comforting night light to remind your little one that the magic of the North Pole is never too far away – even when they’re off to the land of nod!Promoting imagination, creativity and joy, the Magical Christmas Elf Door comes complete with an Elf Welcome Guide booklet and fun interchangeable sticker signs, including messages such as “Reindeer Parking Only”, “Elves at Work – Gift Wrapping” and “Please Do Not Feed The Elves”.Make sure your Christmas Elf can nip back to the North Pole to make his nightly Santa reports with ease, through his very own magic door; that way he’ll save his energy for all that mischief he’s planning!At the time of writing, the Light Up Elf Door costs $25.89. This is currently on sale. The regular price is normally $36.99. So if you love this idea, get in quick so as not to miss out on this cheaper pricing.
  19. HUSTLE LIVING – SANTA LETTERS AND MORE!
    Hustle Living is an online art store based in Adelaide. They are best known for their colourful wall art and prints. However, this year you can purchase magical Santa letters that are sure to convince even the biggest Grinch in the family. Yes! The elves have outsourced their distribution to the Hustle Team for 2020. 😉 Included is your personalised letter, a kraft DL size envelope (pre addressed to your little one) + an official wax seal to seal the deal. These can be personalised with your own encouragement for your child’s good deeds this year and stunning foil print in your choice of colour.
    In addition to Santa letters, why not add a Santa delivery sticker to your child’s gifts? Santa Claus Verified and the Elf Approved, your little one (or big ones) will be over the moon to receive their gift from the big fella.
    Make Christmas Eve extra special with Hustle Living’s Santa Activity Placement. This is a fun colouring activity for the kids to get them excited for the jolly visitor! Let’s make sure Santa and his Reindeer are hydrated with your favourite beverage, and full of energy with carrots and cookies for all the special deliveries on Christmas Eve!
    Please feel free to email hello@hustleliving.com.au if you have any questions.Have a magical Christmas! For more Christmas ideas, be sure to check out our Christmas in Perth page and visit our Christmas Lights Perth page. 

About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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