Adults and children alike have worked hard all year to be extra good and earn a spot of Santa’s Nice List in hopes of receiving wonderful surprises in their stockings and presents under the Christmas tree, and now Christmas Eve is less than 10 days away! With excitement and wonder filling the hearts and minds of friends and family this holiday season, make preparing for Santa’s visit a part of your Christmas tradition with a few tips:

Make sure there are no tripping hazards on the floor

Make sure that toys, shoes, and other small items are picked up off the floor so Santa won’t trip. We don’t want Santa to get hurt and he doesn’t want to wake us up!

Hang your Christmas stockings

Santa loves stockings and fills them with lots of treats and small gifts. To ensure that your stocking doesn’t fall, please hang your stocking using command hooks or strings such as twine, thread, ribbon or clear fishing line. We don’t encourage nails as that leaves holes. Stockings also do not need to be hung from fireplaces. They can be hung anyplace sturdy enough to hold a couple of pounds- deck railings, bed posts, the back of kitchen chairs, etc. As a side note, don’t forget to hang a stocking for your pet! Santa loves your whole family!!!

Leave a snack for Santa

Cookies_and_milkSanta has a very busy night and needs to keep his energy up! Sort of the same reason moms tells us to eat our dinner. Anyways, Santa loves cookies and milk, but also eats a variety of other tasty treats depending on what part of the world he is visiting. For example, Denmark families leave a sweet rice pudding called Risengrod. Swedish families leave coffee. In Chile, families leave a ginger sponge cake sweetened with honey called pan de Pascua. An in England and Australia, families leave sherry wine and mince pie to keep him feeling warm.

Don’t be surprised if Santa only takes a bite of the goodies you left for him. He cannot possibly finish all the food and drinks left by each family across the world!

Leave a snack for Santa’s nine reindeer

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph love apples, carrots, celery, hay, and cookies (sugar, oatmeal or peanut butter cookies are preferred as chocolate gives reindeer terrible gas!)

Other Santa Questions

How does Santa fit in the chimney?

Simply put, Christmas magic. Christmas magic builds throughout the year from three The most magic comes from acts of kindness. The second is being selfless and grateful, and the third comes from the joy of giving.

What if you don’t have a chimney?

It has been estimated that 60% of homes in the US do NOT have a chimney so Santa uses the magical Christmas key to unlock any door. Rumor has it that Mrs. Claus and the elves prefer it when he uses the Christmas key because chimneys are rather dirty and Santa is rather portly.

How will Santa find us if we aren’t at our home?

Santa keeps track of each child year-round to determine whether he or she has been naughty or nice so it comes as no surprise that he knows where each child will be for Christmas.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, and we look forward to spending time with our family. Having said that, we would like to let our friends and supporters know that we will be CLOSED December 25- December 27.