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Fun FREE Christmas Ideas for Families

on December 6, 2013

I LOVE Christmas!  At our house we love baking cookies, decorating, having our Elf on the Shelf visit (our’s is named Kayla) and letters from Santa.  I have been searching the web for fun ideas for my family, and thought I would share some of the great ones I have come across.

Here is a list of fun FREE ideas I found to add some holiday memories to your Christmas this year.  Enjoy!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

My little guy was big into writing Santa a letter this year.  Last night our elf Kayla left an adorable North Pole mailbox (psst. I got it at the Dollar Tree) for him so she can do the delivery personally.   In the meantime I have found a wonderful site which allows me to personalize and print a return letter from Santa to him.


Letters from Santa

Letter from Santa Personalized Letter for your child!   (I used the FREE option)

Free Video Message from Santa

PNP (Portable North Pole) (this is awesome and we have done it several years now)

Elf on the shelf ideas!  Great simple ideas for your elf.  

I found some really great blog ideas this year, check them out:

  1. Genius Elf on the Shelf Ideas – from
  2. Top 75 Elf on the Shelf Ideas – from Life Skills Blog
  3. Join my Runfyhp Elf on the Shelf Photo contest here  – get great idea from fellow followers 🙂
  4. Elf on the Shelf 2013 Calendar from – A Little More Blog 

Your kids can keep a live eye on Santa this Christmas Eve!

This is so cute NORAD tracks Santa all Christmas Eve and give updates of where he is, has been etc.  Prior to Christmas you can explore the north pole and play games, listen to holiday music, and learn about Santa and his magic sleigh!

Official Norad Santa Tracker! –


Would love to hear from you!