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5 Ways to Capture the Magic of Santa

Santa Claus and all the stories, folklore and traditions that surround him are such a huge part of Christmas for most families.

Make this year even more special with these fab ways to capture the magic of Santa!

1. Write to Santa – and get a reply!

As parents, we all wrote our letters to Santa and they magically made their way to the North Pole for the attention of Santa. However, Santa and his elves are much more technologically advanced these days, with a much more efficient post office, so now your child can receive a reply! All you have to do is make sure your child's name and address are clearly included within the letter, then send it (with a 68c stamp) to Santa Claus, North Pole. Santa's helper elves at An Post will make sure your letter gets there safely, and that you get a reply before Christmas. So, it's time to get writing!

2. Catch up on some feel-good movies

Christmas movie classics are a great way to have fun with your kids on days when the rain and wind are just too chilly to entice you out. Some classic family choices include The Santa Clause, Elf, Santa Claus the Movie and Miracle on 34th Street – so snuggle up and watch a Disney Santa do his thing.

3. Get a Personalised Video Message from Santa

This fantastic website allows you to get a very special message from Santa Claus himself!! You can make the video as personal as you like. Santa says the child’s name, mentions something that your child has been working on, for example - being nicer to their siblings, working harder at school, or something your child did well during the year. Santa shows the child if they are on the good list, and what they asked for, for Christmas. It’s very, very well done and is sure to bring a big smile to your child's face!

Make your video here portablenorthpole.com

4. Take a trip to see him

While a visit to Lapland would be wonderful, it's beyond most budgets, so visiting Santa nearer to home is certainly more likely. There are lots of Santa grottos, Christmas experiences and winter wonderlands around the country where an hour or two's festive entertainment will have the whole family in the spirit of the season!

READ Next: 18 Places to visit Santa in Ireland this Christmas

5. Track Santa's Christmas Eve journey

As Christmas Eve draws to a close, and the most exciting night of the year is ahead, getting your children to bed can be something of a challenge. A fun new Christmas Eve tradition is to track Santa's progress to see which part of the world he's visiting now, and make sure he's on his way to Ireland! With real-time information provided by NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defence Command, this is a pretty impressive way to get your kids running for their beds in the hope that Santa will soon be here!

How do you capture the magic of Santa in your family?

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