Christmas on Lindbergh Mountain
CAN SOME NEW CHRISTMAS EVE TRADITIONS BE MORE MEMORABLE THAN A STACK OF PRICEY PRESENTS FOR YOUR KIDS?
Oprah author—Patricia Gallagher thinks so!
Before the kids go down and see the gifts under the tree, are there some “Santa Clues” that give the kids a hint that Santa has visited their home? Patricia Gallagher, the author of Christmas on Lindbergh Mountain—The Untold Story of Santa’s Magic on Christmas Eve believes that Christmas will never be the same for your kids. She offers the following starters:
- Santa leaves a special Christmas decoration on the front door or hanging from the latch on the child’s window.
- HO-HO-HO is spelled out on the bathroom counter with Post Alpha-Bits cereal letters.
- Santa creates an enchanting display using the child’s own toys: (wooden wagon, sled, photos, roller skates, Teddy Bear, books, dolls, etc.). The display can be staged, depending on the size of the items, on a windowsill, fireplace mantel, kitchen table or any nook or cranny.
- Santa leaves a present on a bureau in the child’s room. When the child wakes up and sees a favorite candy bar or a small wrapped gift, that is “proof” that Santa came.
- Santa leaves a Teddy Bear or a “never-before-seen by the child” stuffed animal tied to a railing or doorknob.
- Santa uses a gold glitter pen to “monogram” the child’s name and write a
personal note on the ornaments on the Christmas tree.
- Santa fills a Christmas stocking with some stuffed animals and hangs on the knob of a door.
- Santa leaves little presents wrapped in sheet music, coloring book pages or comic strips from the newspaper: (Sheet music can be from music book purchased at a thrift store).
- Santa leaves an elf shoe behind, fancifully decorated. (You can purchase a cute baby shoe at a used clothing store and decorate with glitter).
- Santa taped candy canes to the bedroom door.
- A note from Santa is under the pillow.
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