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Simple Ways to Prepare for Santa’s Arrival during the Big Move

Christmas is a hectic season in general. Between dreaming up the best gift ideas, flocking to the mall, and decorating the house, there’s hardly any room for downtime. And when you’re moving during Christmastime, you most likely have a million other things on your mind, like changing your mailing address and packing up your belongings on top of your Christmas duties. Though you might be feeling a tad overwhelmed, remember, this is an exciting time for your children. You don’t need to go overboard to make this a memorable holiday for your youngsters. Simply follow these easy tips for an easy, but unforgettable Christmas:


Bake Cookies

Take a break from running to the mall and unpacking, and whip up a batch of cookies with your children to leave out for Santa. If you’re especially busy, pick up some premade cookie dough, and let your kids place it on the cookie pan and watch them rise in the oven. This is a quick and easy activity, which helps to build suspense, but also lets you unpack a box or two while the cookies bake. Come morning, don’t forget to leave a few crumbs behind to show Santa enjoyed his treat!


Don’t Forget Carrots

"Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!” Leave out some carrots for Santa’s reindeers along with the cookies. Reindeers, after all, have a long night ahead of them, and they could use a treat too. Nibble on the carrots to show how the teethy deer ate their desserts, too. This simple trick takes two minutes to complete, yet sure it’s sure to excite your children.


Clear the Fireplace

Whether you’re still living in your current home or you’re settling into your new home, chances are there are mountains of cardboard boxes all over your floor. Regardless of the cardboard chaos, make a point of clearing the space around the fireplace so Santa has a clear path to the Christmas tree. If you’re settling into your new home, this could mean a trip to the storage unit. Either way, it’s is a great way to get your kids to give you a hand unpacking or organizing, for the sake of Santa, of course.