I know, I know… it’s only October, but these things take careful planning readers! I actually bought my first Christmas present this week. I’m determined to get in all done by the end of the November so I can enjoy the magic of Christmas with the children. I love Christmtas, and everything that goes with it. I think it’s a shiny light to look forward to, no matter what your age. With this in mind, I am so delighted to have been chosen as a NSPCC Letter from Santa Ambassador!
With careful Christmas planning, we as parent and grandparents, are looking to try and perpetuate something that (for most of us) our Mums and Dads did for us. That if we are good, and write our Christmas list, don’t peek and leave him some mince pies, and a tot of sherry (rum in our house) Father Christmas will visit with a special gift. As they get older, it gets harder, and the lengths we go to, to keep the magic alive get more elaborate. We seem to have created a tradition that the stockings always contain items from another country (mostly Japan) in order to prove that it really was that magical Father Christmas who brought them.
The NSPCC have a great campaign to help us do this, with the bonus that you will be supporting a fantastic cause, and it’s the Letter from Santa Scheme. Well the man himself sent me a letter
As you can see its really personalised. If you go on the site, you an choose from eight different templates, they even have an adult version, and baby first Christmas poem. You then add personal details, to really get the child thinking. Achievements they have had, what they enjoy doing, even down to whether your family calls him Santa or Father Christmas. You then pay a donation to the NSPCC and the magical reindeer do the rest, making sure your child receives a letter through the post!
To find out more, and to order you Letter from Santa, visit HERE.
Director of the NSPCC’s ChildLine service, Peter Liver, said
“Christmas is a magical time for most children, full of family traditions and fun. However, as we know from the thousands of children who contact us throughout the festive period, for some it can be an incredibly difficult and lonely time.
“Help keep the magic of Christmas alive for a child you know by requesting a Letter from Santa and make a donation to help us be there for vulnerable children across the UK, providing someone for them to turn to when they need advice and support, this Christmas and beyond.”
Its important to note that:
- Every £5 raised by Letter from Santa could help ChildLine be there whenever a child seeks help either online or by phone.
- Every £12 raised could help trained ChildLine Schools Service volunteers talk to one primary school child about abuse, giving them the confidence to talk and showing them who’s ready to listen.
- And every £50 raised could help an NSPCC practitioner deliver two hours of telephone support to anyone with concerns about a child.
Santa’s mailroom is open until 15 December 2014, and all those who request a Letter from Santa this year will be entered into a draw to win a Center Parcs holiday for a family of four.
Request your Letter from Santa from 1 October 2014 at www.nspcc.org.uk/santa or by calling 0845 839 9304.