Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! Seriously, it is - for adults but especially for kids. Once we eat the turkey on turkey day, my family is in the Christmas mode. So much of the Christmas traditions that we do as a family have been around both Jeremy and my family for many years. It is important to me to continue those holiday traditions but I also enjoy bringing new traditions to Jude and Teagan.
I know I have said it before, Jude is smart. Like, Oh.MY.GOSH. how did he know that smart. This means it is hard to keep the magic of Santa, the NorthPole and Reindeer alive with Jude. He is only four! Yikes! Some people think that the magic isn't important but as I want to continue some of our family traditions the magic must stay in our home! I am not ready for him to grow up!
To do this we decided to add something to our Christmas traditions this year. Hallmark has something this year that will totally get your kids ready for Christmas and help you tell the story of how Santa will find your home every Christmas! Introducing the Once Upon A NorthPole story from Hallmark.
Summary of book: Read this heartwarming Northpole tale and then hang this lighted snowflake in a window, doorknob, or wherever you like to ensure that Santa finds you. On Christmas Eve, the snowflake will glow for four hours until the jolly guy arrives. Perfect for families with small children awaiting Santa, whether at home or when traveling.
I cannot wait to have Jude and Teagan hang the snowflake beacon on our doorknob before bed on Christmas Eve. The whole idea is some concrete for Jude. He questions how Santa knows where he is. THIS simple story and snowflake will light the magic again! I love it.
Not only did I buy the book and the snowflake but we found this really fun Hallmark Northpole Communicator! This is the coolest thing! I cannot wait until December 1st to show this to Jude and Teagan.
My plan is to show this book, snowflake and communicator to the kids on December 1st. On December 1st we will "set time" to the NorthPole and start our communication every day! So fun! Magic made! Stay connected to the who's and what's of Northpole all season long. Every day December 1 through Christmas, push the button and turn the knob to have a conversation with Santa or one of his Northpole friends. A fun way for your family to connect with Santa and Northpole.
It is hard to believe that we are already thinking about Christmas and fun holiday activities around here but I cannot wait. Our Christmas season is always kicked off on the day after Thanksgiving by heading to a local town and watch the street lighting and seeing Santa turn on the giant tree. This is a tradition that Jeremy's family had since he was little. I love that we continue it.
Through out the month of December we visit Santa at the mall, go to our city's big holiday festival and of course have our Elf on the Shelf join our family. To add to the fun we will make sure we communicate to the NorthPole as well with the help of the Hallmark NorthPole toys!
Once Christmas Eve comes we are totally in the Christmas spirit. We head to my favorite church service of the year; candlelight Christmas Eve service and then dinner with the family and of course we put out our special Santa plate, cup and reindeer treats! So fun! I cannot wait!!
You can pick up the Hallmark Northpole Communicator ($24.88 - exclusively at Walmart ) and the Hallmark Book and Beacon ($19.97 - exclusively at Walmart.) I hope you start some new traditions with this beautiful book and fun Northpole toys.
What are your favorite Family Christmas or Holiday traditions?