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Key For Santa

Every year I get a TON of questions about Santa. My kids are very curious little people. But since moving into our new house, the question I’ve been getting most often is:

“How will Santa bring us presents if we don’t have a chimney?”

It’s quite the issue at our house, and honestly, I just don’t know what to tell the kids anymore. So I came up with this little idea to leave Santa a “magic key” so he can get into our house and bring presents.

 I found these little keys for a dollar at Michael’s, but you could probably find them anywhere. I bought a whole bunch and I’m sending them, with a letter from the North Pole, to all my nieces and nephews who don’t have a chimney.

In the letter, I made sure to make the following points clear:

* This is a MAGIC key for Santa. Only for Santa. It won’t work to let anyone else in the house.

* Make sure to leave the key outside on Christmas Eve so Santa can get in.

* If the child has an “elf on the shelf”, I made sure to mention their elf’s name.


I hope this will be a fun tradition that my kids look forward to every year. I can’t wait to see their excitement when they get this key in the mail (yes, I’m mailing my own kids a key for Santa too).


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Sunday 15th of December 2013

What A GREAT idea. I have a gas fireplace with No chimney so this would totally work for my girls.

Ashlee Prisbrey

Thursday 12th of December 2013

our first year without a chimney my mom sent us a cute plaque and key, we have a chimney now so we lend it to my sister's family! it makes it so much more fun for the kids


Tuesday 10th of December 2013

This is one reason you get the best aunt award! Luke was so thrilled to get a magic key! It hangs on our Christmas tree and he will put it out on Christmas Eve so Santa can come in. :) Thanks for sharing your creativity!