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The Day I Met Father Christmas

| November 22, 2012 | 6 Comments

Aaaah Christmas is in the air. And it is a time to get all nostalgic. I wonder what my children’s early childhood memories will be? We do so many things together and I try really hard to make their childhood special. We get crafty all the time, I try and bake and cook with them regularly, I go into Red Ted’s school and try and help out. But which bits will they remember? What will be their first childhood magical memories? (Check out the AMAZING competition with DFS below and I am SURE that would be one of the magical memories for your children).

Personally my memories from before the age of 5 are quite far and few between.

But I DO remember meeting St Nikolaus (the Germanic Father Christmas) whilst at nursery..

I remember being scared of St Nikolaus knowing about ALL the naughty things I did. And as I waited my turn to see him, they all filtered through my head. How, maybe I hadn’t shared a toy or hadn’t listened to my parents or how I had annoyed my older brothers on purpose that week. Then… it was my turned. Nervously I went up. St Nikolaus smiled at me. Got out his big book and read the content thoughtfully. He turned to me and said “I hear you have been a very good little girl?”. Relief (disbelief?!). “You are very good at helping tidy up at nursery”. Oh yes, I do tidy up, I remembered thinking. Yes I do help! And St Nikolaus knows about it. Pride. He said some other things that I don’t remember. And then handed me a little bag of treats. I remember being in awe that I had been good, and that St Nikolaus knew and being super proud of myself and so happy.

Personally my memories from before the age of 5 are quite far and few between.

But I DO remember meeting St Nikolaus (the Germanic Father Christmas) whilst at nursery..

I remember being scared of St Nikolaus knowing about ALL the naughty things I did. And as I waited my turn to see him, they all filtered through my head. How, maybe I hadn’t shared a toy or hadn’t listened to my parents or how I had annoyed my older brothers on purpose that week. Then… it was my turned. Nervously I went up. St Nikolaus smiled at me. Got out his big book and read the content thoughtfully. He turned to me and said “I hear you have been a very good little girl?”. Relief (disbelief?!). “You are very good at helping tidy up at nursery”. Oh yes, I do tidy up, I remembered thinking. Yes I do help! And St Nikolaus knows about it. Pride. He said some other things that I don’t remember. And then handed me a little bag of treats. I remember being in awe that I had been good, and that St Nikolaus knew and being super proud of myself and so happy.

Now it is time or MY children to meet Santa. What will it be like for them? Will they be scared? Will they be excited? Will they remember it in when they are older?

Well you can win the chance to meet Santa in the flesh with DFS this winter. Their elves are hard at work in the run up to Christmas to make YOUR Christmas as comfy and as special as possible. Read more about DFS partnership with Arthur Christmas here.

And finally, and this is the really exciting bit, you can win a trip to LAPLAND to meet Santa himself!!! Entry is super easy - literally you just enter your details and you are in with a chance to win. FABULOUS. What is stopping you? Make YOUR children’s childhood magical, giving long lasting memories and win win win!

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  1. Like lots of Brummie & West Midland kids my first memories are Rackhams with santa and a “tableau” created from the toys. Gulliver wil Sindys & Action Men as the Lilliputtians really sticks in my mind :-)

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe so cute!

  3. Lara says:

    Such a cute pic – looks like your’re taking it all very seriously! Frohe Weinachten xx

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Oh yes, it was TERRIBLY serious!!! :-)

  5. I would love to go to LapLand, off to enter now. x

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    So would I, Emma!!!

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