Today I am excited to be sharing with you some Free Christmas Printables…Santa Gift Tags!
When Santa leaves presents at your house, does he wrap them in special wrapping paper? Does he attach a special gift tag so the kids know who the gift is from? Or are the gifts left out under the Christmas Tree unwrapped?
When I was growing up, Santa Claus always left one gift for each kid. It was usually one big gift that was our “want” item. It was always unwrapped and left in the same spot every year…for my siblings and I. So we immediately knew where to look when we were allowed to come into the room on Christmas morning.
When I got married, I realized Santa didn’t always have the same tradition at every house he visited. My husband’s family opened their gifts on Christmas Eve and Santa would leave their stockings filled with some wrapped gifts for them to open on Christmas Day. Very different from what I had grown accustomed to.
So…we came up with our own family traditions by blending some of each of them…something that would work for how we wanted our family traditions to be. But…isn’t that what life is all about? Compromise?
On Christmas Eve we open our Christmas Ornaments. Each child is given an ornament that represents something they did or accomplished that year. Sometimes is can also be something that represents a hobby or something they enjoy. (My parents did this when we were growing up. Then when I got married, they gifted my husband and I, all of my ornaments so that we could use them to start our own Christmas Tree).
If it is in the budget for the year…and the kids need new Pajamas, they will get to open a new pair of pajamas too. We open these gifts after we read our Christmas Book and we read the Christmas Story out of the Scriptures. Then we leave out some Cookies For Santa and scatter the Reindeer Food for his Reindeer on the front lawn.
The next morning we all gather in Mom and Dad’s bedroom until we are ready to head downstairs together. It used to be REALLY early in the morning when the kids were younger…now it seems to be later…or when the girls can manage to get their teenage brothers out of their beds. Then we all go to the Christmas Tree where Santa has left one present for each kid….
This year, they are each going to come with a special gift tag from Santa Claus. Wrapped or unwrapped, attach one of these special delivery gift tags straight from The North Pole Express Delivery Service! Aren’t they so much fun? I love adding the little personal touches to bring a little bit more of Christmas Magic.
And…it is a fun way for the older children in our family who are “wise in the ways of Santa Claus” to get involved with the Christmas Magic. They “go to bed” when the younger ones do only to reappear quietly about 20 minutes later (when the young ones are in bed) to help us with the Christmas Magic for the younger ones…not their own of course! They LOVE being able to be involved and we LOVE the help and to spend time with them.
To print them simply click on the link below:
If you would like to print them with your Child’s name on them simply download the tags to your computer and then upload them into your Photoshop Program. Add a text box over the space where the name goes and type in the name. Save and then print onto white card stock.
Wondering about the North Pole Freight Company Crate the presents are in? I made it with a stencil and you can too…tutorial here: