She’s making a list, I’m checking it twice…
3 more weeks till Christmas!
My daughter turned 5 this year and every year since she was 2 years old and able to grasp a pen properly in her hand, we prepared her Christmas Wish List with her for her letter to Santa.
I cannot think of any other place to go to that is as informative and fun to flip through than the yearly Holiday Sears Wish Book.
We usually do this after our decorations have been put up as we have Ava place her finished letter to Santa anywhere on the Christmas Tree before bed and wake up to find it gone. She thinks Santa has special Elves that pick them up from the tree.
My Mother-in-Law use to tell my husband that when he was little and for some reason that stuck to him and therefore got passed down as something fun to do with our daughter.
Now that she’s a big sister (and a very loving and caring one at that), it was a pleasant sight for me to see her circling a few toddler toys on her own.
“I’m picking the ones Talan wants, Mommy!” Because obviously she knows which ones he wants.
They’ve got a secret sibling code that only they can understand.
|What she circled for her lil’ brother. He already owns a Big Hugs Elmo! 🙂|
I also find it so interesting to see the growth in my daughter each year depending on the stuff that she circles.
What I sometimes think she may want, surprisingly she doesn’t circle. And you think you know your child really well! It goes to show you how much they are growing each day and that they have their own individual interest. Very helpful!
It’s usually followed by milk and cookies and a Christmas movie before bed which is why we often do this together as a family on a weekend.
Do you have any traditions for writing Wish Lists with your children?
Sears is also hosting an amazing contest on right now called the Sears Wishes of Joy Contest on now until December 15 where entrants can SHARE their wish lists (to win!) PLUS many more opportunities to win up to $10,000 in prizes. It’s lots of fun! Check it out here!
Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Mom Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.