When should I send my child a letter from Santa?
This is a question that goes through a lot of parents minds – “when is the right time to send a letter from Santa?”, “is it too early?”, “will they remember?”, “is it too late?”, “have I missed the boat?” When will a letter from Santa have the most impact? When will $11.95 be the best money I have ever spent?
Well the answer from my experience the best time to get a letter from Santa … is any time, and all the time. Childhood is a very short period in life, and it’s magical at every stage, no matter how much your comprehension is. We’ve helped Santa write letters to children aged from 1 month to 26 years, and even last year an 85 year old! Each and every one is special and magical in their own way. We smile and delight in each and every one Santa asks us to help him write.
My advice is to make the most of Santa, Christmas and magic and harness it to make it a special time for your family year after year – and receiving a special letter from Santa should be part of that year after year too. Use them to help you communicate to your child. Delight in the wonder of the message from Santa! And KEEP them so that you can reflect and read them in the many years ahead together – their magic never dies.
In terms of when I believe a child truly receives, believes and is truly mesmerised by the letter from Santa, the answer I believe is between 4 and 6 years. I’ve seen some of the most beautiful reactions and have heard wonderful stories about this moment. So if you were only to ever really send one letter from Santa to your child (really?) then hit the spot somewhere between 4 and 6 years – but make sure you don’t miss the spot (too many children have the magic snuffed out too early buy older children)!
Next up on the blog – some of the best letters Santa wrote in 2017