What lengths do you go to to keep the magic of Santa alive in your children’s heart?
As you know I’ve been working with the NSPCC on the run up to Christmas 2014 and my girls were delighted to receive their Letters from Santa the other week. They have even written replies and left them under the tree for him to find on Christmas Eve.
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Keeping the magic alive
We all know it won’t be long before they discover the truth and so let’s make the most of it whilst we still can. The YouGov survey of 2,007 parents with children aged 18 and under, conducted by the NSPCC for their Christmas ‘Letter from Santa’ fundraising campaign revealed
The UK top 10 festive family traditions
Leaving something out on Christmas Eve for Santa and his reindeers. 70%
Hand-writing a letter to Santa 51%
Wrapping Christmas presents in different wrapping paper so that your children know which presents are from Santa. 39%
Opening a letter ‘from Santa’ with your children. 36%
Watching Elf. 35%
Sprinkling reindeer food on the front garden. 31%
Opening one present from under the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. 30%
Making homemade gifts with your children for family members. 27%
Watching the Queen’s speech. 22%
Watching It’s a Wonderful Life. 13%
It would seem Christmas traditions are alive and well and increasing all the time as parents want to create more than what they had as children for their own offspring.
NSPCC Chief Executive, Peter Wanless, said: “It’s great to see that treasured traditions such as Christmas letters dominate the top five in the poll with over half of UK children writing a letter to Santa.
“However, just a third actually get a reply from Mr Claus, which is why the NSPCC is offering to deliver a personalised Letter from Santa for a suggested donation of just £5 to help keep the magic of Christmas alive for all children.”
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If you have concerns about a child or young person, you can call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, text 88858 or visit www.nspcc.org.uk
Children and young people can contact ChildLine on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk