Guys, you know I love printables. Probably because I’m always doing things at the last minute, long after stores have closed for the night. Even if I did have the time, I’m rarely shopping without at least one or two of my little ones in tow, which makes buying “surprise” items impossible.
When it comes to Christmas I rely on printables, like my Santa and Elf Letters or North Pole Letter Pack, to create some extra Christmas magic for the boys. So when it comes to the big day I have to nail the details and make each Christmas morning really memorable. Do you remember the things that always made Christmas magic come to life for you growing up? I know I do, and I try to create that same feeling for my boys.
When I was growing up Santa would bring us a few gifts each, always wrapped and placed under the tree along with our gifts from Mom and Dad. We would always open the Santa gifts first, then move on to our parents gifts.
My husband also opened a wrapped gift, but in his house Santa only left one gift and the rest were from his parents. When we had our boys we decided to stick with one gift from Santa, usually the most-wanted gift of the year. Each year the boys sit down and write Santa a letter telling him exactly what that item is. They spend a lot of time thinking about it, because it is only one – and once that letters goes into the mail there’s no changing it!
We decided a few years ago not to wrap the gift from Santa. When the kids wake up in the morning they are the first gifts they see under the tree – front and center. I love to see their faces as they come around the corner to find exactly what they were hoping for! I always print out these tags to hang from some festive ribbon. Even though the kids know which gift they’ve asked for, they still love seeing their name printed on that tag.
And I love these tags because they look so official and important. They’re so easy to personalize too – just download the image, open it in your favorite image editing software (you can use Paint, or whichever program comes installed on your computer. I use Paint.Net, which is free.), add the details and hit print. Make sure the box that say “fit image to page” is NOT checked, and then click print! Whether you leave your gifts out wrapped or unwrapped these tags will add a little extra Christmas magic under the tree!
For this printable all you need to add is your child’s name and a check mark next to the delivery method. You can use the draw tool to make a check, and the font I used in this sample is St. Nicholas.
I’ve made two different designs – Santa’s Sleigh and a Holly Wreath. I like to change them up each year. Grab the tags here:
Now weight in – how many gifts does Santa leave under your tree, and does he wrap them or leave them unwrapped?
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