One year my daughter asked Santa for a lizard. It’s the most unique gift he’s ever delivered to our house and the story surrounding it is one of my favorite family memories. So when I found this letter to Santa buried in a box of Christmas stuff I decided to do something special with it.
All it took was a garage sale frame, a piece of red scrapbooking paper, and double stick tape/adhesive ($0 because I had everything in my stash).
The instructions are as simple as framing any photograph.
1. Cut the red paper to fit your frame, mine is a standard 8 x 10″.
2. Center your letter on the red paper and use a couple spots of adhesive to hold it in place.
3. Put the frame pieces back together and you’re done.
I paired mine with this list-toting Santa (we’ve had him in our holiday decorations since we were first married) and a simple red votive holder.
What if you don’t have a letter to Santa? Here are a few other ideas.
- Frame a piece of Christmas artwork your kids made at school.
- Frame a Christmas wish list.
- Have your kids write a letter or draw a picture tonight before bed and frame it to surprise them in the morning.
- Frame a letter or wish list from your own childhood. You never know, your mom might still have one in her attic.
My daughter loves seeing her letter every year, especially since it reminds her how she got her pet lizard. Are there other ways you decorate with holiday memories?
This post is Day 2 in the series “12 Days of Easy Christmas Decorating”. Click these gallery pics to see all the projects in the series.