Comments on: Cookies for Santa http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/cookies-for-santa/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:06:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Miggy http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/cookies-for-santa/comment-page-1/#comment-423748 Miggy Fri, 21 Dec 2012 01:25:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28717#comment-423748 For us, Christmas eve was when the party really started. We ate a nice meal (of homemade enchiladas from our family friend Rita. Yes every year we ordered they from her) then all sat around as a family and one by one opened all our presents. Not 1, not 2… ALL. Except of course for the loot the rest of us kids get the next day from Santa. It was nice too that we opened them 1 by 1 starting youngest to oldest. I like a nice, orderly, present opening where you actually savor each and every present.

And yes we of course set out cookies for Santa along with a glass of milk. Every year I would look at the glass and I could not believe that he had drank from that very cup! The remaining lip mark on the glass was almost too much for me to handle!

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By: Jillian in Italy http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/cookies-for-santa/comment-page-1/#comment-423668 Jillian in Italy Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:14:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28717#comment-423668 My kids celebrate Sinterklaas (they have a Belgian dad) and they always leave out a beer for the Sint and his helpers (Black Peters) and sugar cubes for his horse. They also decorate the whole fireplace with drawings and letters of gratitude and appreciation. Quite sweet!

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By: raleigh-elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/cookies-for-santa/comment-page-1/#comment-423575 raleigh-elizabeth Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:37:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28717#comment-423575 hooray hooray

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By: raleigh-elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/cookies-for-santa/comment-page-1/#comment-423574 raleigh-elizabeth Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:37:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28717#comment-423574 I have to confess I’d never heard of Christkind before this – and I just had to look it up! How fascinating! My stepsisters are German (as in born there), so I’m now going to go pester them for more information. What a wonderful tradition. Thank you so much for sharing!

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By: Tracy http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/cookies-for-santa/comment-page-1/#comment-423572 Tracy Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:31:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28717#comment-423572 I love this! And, I have that small orange “noel” plate. It’s so amazing how much joy I get from looking at that plate. So perfect for Santa’s cookies.

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By: leslie http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/cookies-for-santa/comment-page-1/#comment-423571 leslie Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:31:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28717#comment-423571 as a german we don’t do “santa”, but we have our lovely christkind, whom we draw pictures or do a little craft for.
the present for the christkind is nicely draped under the christmas tree, which will be lit by the christkind itself {after coming home from church on christmas eve – our actual christmas-} and it will leave the presents for kids “in exchange”.

i grew up with that tradition and my kids are very excited about this particular tradition as well. and you won’t believe how huge the smile is when the christmas-tree is lit and the christkind actually took the paintings/craft with it :)

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By: Tamsin http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/cookies-for-santa/comment-page-1/#comment-423568 Tamsin Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:54:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28717#comment-423568 My dad told me that Father Christmas liked a glass of sherry with his mince pies, and in my innocence, I would always dutifully pour him one and leave it by the fireplace. Bar tending at age five! ;)

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By: raleigh-elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/cookies-for-santa/comment-page-1/#comment-423566 raleigh-elizabeth Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:45:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28717#comment-423566 what a nice tradition!

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By: Connie http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/cookies-for-santa/comment-page-1/#comment-423564 Connie Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:36:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28717#comment-423564 Growing up, my sister and I put out cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. Funny, but I can recall not really caring if the cookies were nibbled at so much as that carrot! I think there was something about making sure the animals were well cared for that was so crucial to my sister and I. We figured, well, all the kids all over the world think of Santa, but who has made sure the reindeer have a snack?!?!
My husband and I don’t have any children of our own yet, so while we don’t have any Santa traditions, we do take time to light the last advent candle and have an evening devotion/prayer, and first thing in the morning, the first person up brews some coffee and we turn on some jazzy christmas music and sip a whole cup of coffee by treelight in the quiet-no tv, no lamps, just easing into the day before we open gifts. There will be a season of wild noise and rumpus, but since we’re not there yet, we’re enjoying grownup christmases for now. :)

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