You've Got Mail... from Santa

As I posted before, instead of buying a creepy Elf on a Shelf (and I do think they are a bit creepy), I spent a few dollars at Ocean State Job Lot and got a Santa mailbox (gift box, but we are using it as a mailbox). So I'm taking advantage of my alone time to write a letter to Hazel from Santa.

I put it in an envelope and used a calligraphy pen to write Hazel on it. Then sealed it up and stuck it in the mailbox. When Hazel gets home today I will tell her about the mailbox and to look inside. This is going to be her way of communicating with Santa and she will know that we can as well. I love this idea instead of having a little elf spy on your child and having to worry about where to move it to.

In case you want to try something similar here are a few different backgrounds for Santa letters. I did these in Print Shop and did her original letter in it as well.

Stocking                                               Christmas Tree

Gingerbread Man                                  Sleigh Bells


  1. I love this idea! And I agree--Elf on a Shelf is quite creepy.

  2. This is fantastic! I bet Hazel will be very excited :-) I haven't come across the elf on a shelf, enjoy your weekend Kelly

  3. What a great idea! I bet your daughter has so much fun with this!

  4. Awesome, this looks so fun!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love your mailbox! Super cute!
    Saw your linky at the Sunday Showcase, so wanted to pop by to say hello.
    Hope that you will come by my blog, Sunrise Learning Lab.


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