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Make your letter to Santa great

Author: Canadian Living

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Make your letter to Santa great

Everyone knows the North Pole is located at the northern tip of Canada, and according to Canada Post, over one million letters for Santa Claus flood in each year from around the world.

While sending Santa a letter weeks in advance is a must-do, it's also nice to leave a personalized message (plus a plateful of cookies!) for St. Nick to enjoy once he slides down your chimney.

Why not wow Santa with a digital message?
Wouldn’t Santa be delighted to find a plateful of Canadian Living cookies set beside a laptop showing a fun, festive digital presentation made by the family together? You can download and customize this free downloadable template, or create your own using these tips.

1. Say thanks
Start by thanking Santa for last year’s gifts. He’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness, and this step is good letter-writing practice for kids.

2. Insert pictures
Add photos of last year’s great Christmas. Get the kids to choose their favourite photos from last year to show Santa and insert them into the presentation. This exercise reminds kids how special it is to share Christmas Day with family, plus what they have to look forward to the next morning.

3. Add your wish list
Finally – the fun part! List for Santa the top-five requests from each child. Surround the lists with photos or clip art to illustrate the things they really want. Now Santa will know exactly what to leave under the tree. Plus, it’s easy for Santa to type a short thank-you for the cookies anywhere on the presentation slide.

Canadian Living cookies for Santa
The cookie recipes listed below are designed for little hands to help roll, cut and decorate in the kitchen. You can make some or all of these recipes, choosing only the nicest ones to arrange on a plate for Santa on Christmas Eve:
Have very merry Christmas!
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