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Apryl Duncan

Make the Magic of Santa Come to Life

By December 24, 2013

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'Twas the night before Christmas! Little kids everywhere are going to have a hard time going to sleep tonight with all of the anticipation of what's in store for them Christmas Day.

A picture of Santa blowing snow
Keep the magic of Santa Claus alive this Christmas.
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There's been a lot of talk about Santa Claus here in my home, thanks to our Elf on the Shelf. My children have always had their picture made every year with Santa. But this is the first year they will actually receive presents from the big guy since my older son is just now old enough to understand who this Santa guy really is and what he does.

And while my husband and I are teaching our children the true value of Christmas, we are letting our little ones enjoy some Santa Claus fun. They understand there's a little bit of Santa Claus in all of us and we continue teaching them about the real Saint Nicholas.

Of course, my husband and I love getting in on the fun too. We're keeping the spirit of Santa alive with 10 fun activities. Some started earlier this month but tonight's going to bring out the little kids in us big kids. I can hardly wait to ring the sleigh bells!

Keep the spirit of Santa alive at your home too. A lot of the activities on the list can be done with very little effort. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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