|"Santa's Key" (Santa not included)|
I think it's really important to have family traditions. I know a lot of people are using The Elf On The Shelf and I attempted that one last year, but after placing the elf high on a shelf in the kitchen and explaining it to Big T, he was so petrified to enter the kitchen (and I'm talking terrified beyond belief) that I knew that tradition was just not for us.
While out shopping I saw something that I thought would be perfect for us. Not sure of its official name, but I'm calling it "Santa's Key"... (just 'cuz I'm smart like that).
Since we live in a house without a chimney, Big T has asked on occasion how Santa was going to get in to leave presents on Christmas Eve. I think last year I told him he'd come through the door and he was satisfied, but that just sounded so blah...no magic whatsoever in that answer.
This year I told the boys that I went to a special shop and got a special "magic" key made especially for Santa and that on Christmas Eve we would leave it outside our door so he would be able to come in. Of course Little K instantly wanted to try it, but I stressed that it was magic and would only work for Santa...he completely understood. I love how they "believe".
So a new family tradition has begun. And it only cost $10.95.