Some of our friends were missionaries in Africa for many years. One of the traditions they shared was to make Santa's footprints right inside the fireplace. We love this tradition and have had so much fun with it! To do this, find some really large shoes or boots, stamp them in flour and make an imprint on the carpet (I added extra flour with a paint brush so you could see!) We don't have dark carpet at the fireplace, so we put a rug down and tell the children that Santa is a bit messy carrying all that snow on his boots, so the rug is a place for him to wipe his feet! After Santa wipes his feet, he bows at the crib (or nativity) with the baby Jesus and often his knee imprints are seen in snow (flour!) right below the crib!
Another fun thing to do with your kids is the Portable North Pole message from Santa! Rob and I love this as much as the kids! Here is the link if you want your kids to receive a 'live' message from Santa! It is so cute! You put in the information about your child and Santa sends a message to them!
Enjoy making memories with the little ones in your life!
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