This Christmas is probably the last Christmas that we will keep the Father Christmas fantasy alive (for the twins). As I mentioned in my previous post, the children are starting to ask questions about Father Christmas that are increasingly difficult to answer. The latest one is "but how is Father Christmas going to fit a bicycle down the chimney?" Having to come up with creative answers is making my head hurt.
Plus some of the kids at school (whose parents are obviously tired of having to think of plausible ideas about getting bicycles down chimneys) are starting to tell my kids that Father Christmas isn't real. It started already last year. The kids came home and started asking questions about whether Father Christmas exists or not. Fortuitously someone had sent me a link to a fabulous site called Portable North Pole that creates personalised video messages from Father Christmas to your children. You just type in their names, ages, favourite toys etc and the site creates a personalized video for your child, it is so sweet. The kids loved it.
The people from Portable North Pole contacted me a few weeks ago and asked whether I would spread the word about the website and I said 'yes sure'*.
If you still have children young enough to believe in Santa, do yourself (and them) a favour and check out the website and make a personalized message for your child from Santa. I'll be doing one for my kids this year, probably for the last time. Which makes me both relieved and more than a little bit sad
To create your own personalized message from Santa, visit: www.portablenorthpole.com
*This is a sponsored post. The small sponsorship will be donated to the Young Mothers Support Group (http://youngmomsupport.co.za/) If you feel like sharing the Christmas cheer to those less fortunate than most of us, visit their website for information about how you can help.
We are a registered non-profit organisation (NPO number 093-008).
Young Mom Support needs help to keep doing what we’re doing. We are a small group in Fish Hoek at the moment but are really looking forward to expanding into other areas as soon as time and finances allow – we know the need is out there!
Here’s what we need:
- A venue of our own. Got a spare house floating about you don’t need? Give it to us, we’ll take good care of it, promise.
- Donations of the following:
- Baby and childcare essentials
- Emergency grocery packs for families in desperate need
- Training or work opportunities for the moms
- Mentors to help with motivation and teaching skills
- Speakers or professionals who can give us interesting and educational talks or workshops on anything which might benefit them – parenting, relationships, self-esteem, communication, entrepreneurship – sky’s the limit
- Help with admin costs such as phone, printing, travel. I get an awful lot of Please Call Mes from moms with no other way to communicate. I don’t want to lose touch with them