Add some magic to your child’s or grandchild’s Christmas Eve by making some magic reindeer food and a magic key.
Is your child or grandchild worried because they don’t have a chimney in their house?
How will Santa get in to leave the gifts?
With a magic Santa key of course.
You can use any old key, but an old fashioned one if best. Tie a big loop and a bow on it and attach the poem at the end of this post. I’ve even seen the keys spray painted silver or gold and decorated.
Legend has it that Santa can use his magical powers and make any key work to open a locked door. So by hanging the key on your outside doorknob on Christmas Eve, it will ensure Santa gets into your house to leave the gifts. What fun in the morning when the child finds the key inside the house by the gifts.
It’s important to believe!
We don’t have a chimney
For you to come in through
And if you miss our house
I don’t know what I’ll do.
Mom says you work magic
And can use any old key
If we just hang it outside
in a place you’re sure to see.
So I’m placing this old key
Right beside our door
I’ll say goodnight and jump into bed
And I won’t worry any more.
And to help Santa and the reindeer find their way to your house sprinkle some magic reindeer food.
Little children will love to sprinkle this on their lawn on Christmas Eve.
Use a mixture of oatmeal, bird seed,and some coloured sugar to add some sparkle. Place the mixture in plastic bags and add the tag. Some sites recommend using glitter, but that is not environmentally friendly and the reindeer might choke on it.(or other critters that just might happen along and nibble at it)
The poem reads:
Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home.
It is hard to know who originally wrote this poem as things like this get passed around the internet very quickly. I did get this one from DLTK’s site. The tag was made and ready for printing.
Have you seen some of my other ideas for Christmas decorating?
Christmas ornament ideas: