Each year when our children wake up Christmas morning they discover Santa has made a mess of our home by leaving his boot prints all over our home. He has wondered the halls and rooms checking in on each child while they slept, leaving behind bootprints on our carpet showing where He has traveled around our house.
This tradition began about 27 years ago when I found a Santa Boot print kit on clearance after Christmas in a local craft store. The kit included a Santa Boot print stencil and a can of Santa snow crystals. Over the years we ran out of Santa snow crystals and replaced it with carpet fresh powder.
I can remember when my neighbor kids would arrive at our door after they had opened all of their gifts at their house. They would walk in our door and say ” I don’t know why but every year Santa makes such a mess at your house and not ours”.
I think this year I’ll add in Rudolph the Red nose reindeer’s nose print on my front window by taking some red lipstick or window paint and make a nose (circle) print on the window as if Rudolph was peeking in our window watching Santa leave the gifts under the tree.
Our tradition of Santa making a mess in our home is one my kids talk about year after year.
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