If there’s one thing that my children look forward to this time of year it’s writing letters to Santa! I love seeing the looks of concentration on their faces as they write their lists methodically, making sure not to leave off a single item, and always being sure to ask about Mrs. Claus and the Elves! I can’t imagine their letters to Santa not being one of their very favorite Santa memories when they get older.
When my sister and I were little, we wrote letters to Santa every year, I remember putting so much thought and care into my letter and being so excited for Santa to receive it and hopefully share it with Mrs. Claus and the Elves (and Rudolph too—I loved him). One of my very favorite Santa memories is of waking up Christmas morning to find a handwritten letter from Santa addressed to me—it still makes me smile thinking about it! It was those small things that make me realize what an amazing mother I have—I only hope that my children will grow up and think back on those very special moments and think the same thing about me!
Since the holiday season is all about small miracles I am always very quick to stand behind companies who help make Christmas a special for children and those who donate so generously always amaze me—none quite as much as Macy’s!
One of the many reasons why I love Macy’s so much (aside from the obvious) is that for the past four years they have helped raise more than $4 million dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation with their Believe campaign! For every letter to Santa received at the special red letterboxes at Macy’s across the country, Macy’s will donate $1 to The Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant wishes for children. It’s such a simple thing—have your child write a letter to Santa (something that they will undoubtedly do anyway—and take it to the red letterbox at your local Macy’s—and then Macy’s donates $1 for that letter!
As a special treat in stores this year, believers of all ages can take their photos with the characters from the animated holiday classic, “Yes, Virginia.” Visit any Macy’s Believe Station to pose for holiday photos with Virginia and her friends – and don’t miss Macy’s celebrated Santalands to pose with Santa himself! How very cool is that?
I hope that all of you will have your child(ren) write their letters to Santa and take them to your local Macy’s red letterbox—it’s a great cause and such an easy way to help spread some holiday cheer!
Now I have an awesome surprise for one Misadventures in Baby Raising reader! I have a Believe Snowglobe to give away to one very lucky MIBR reader just in time for Christmas! Details on how to enter are below! Happy Holidays! Just a heads up this is a very short giveaway (so that the winner receives the snowglobe before Christmas) so if you enter make sure you can respond within 24 hours of the giveaway ending!
You can enter below using the Rafflecopter Entry Form! Good luck!
Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this post…the company or PR is providing the giveaway item for the winner! Merry Christmas y’all!