Santa Claus and the North Pole
Santa's favorite job in the world is getting ready for Christmas. It takes a lot of work, but with the help of Mrs. Claus and his elves, he brings joy, happiness, and gifts to kids every year. As you can imagine, making toys for every good little boy and girl takes a lot of time and space. That's why he chooses to live at the North Pole. Every day of the year, he works hard to create lists of naughty and nice kids, while Mrs. Claus and his elves make toys and treats. Santa and the rest of his family at the North Pole love it when kids do their part to celebrate Christmas. Kids who write letters, make decorations, and spread holiday cheer always make it to the top of Santa's "nice" list!
Santa lives at the chilly North Pole. All year, he prepares for that one special day when he visits your home and leaves you presents: Christmas! He doesn't do it alone, though: Mrs. Claus and his elves are right there beside him, making sure that jobs are done and toys are made. While Santa writes his list of nice and naughty kids, Mrs. Claus watches over the elves in the workshop while they make toys for all of the boys and girls in the world. The North Pole often smells like gingerbread and cookies because Mrs. Claus likes to makes goodies in her kitchen and bring them back for Santa and his elves to eat. Just think: They could be making your toy right now!
To make sure that Santa delivers the right toy to you this Christmas, you can write a letter to him and send it to his mail room. His mail room is always stuffed with letters from kids around the world. While you can write a regular paper letter to Santa telling him who you are and what you'd like him to bring you, there are other ways to get into contact with him, too. You can send him a postcard, an email, or even a text message. Santa's really busy keeping up with his list and taking care of his reindeer, who rest and play in a big barn. Sending him an email or text message can make sure that your message gets to him fast. You might even get a response! Ask your parents or teachers for Santa's correct email address or phone number to make sure it goes to the right person.
Getting ready for Christmas can be really fun! Like Halloween, it's a time when you can make crafts and decorations right at home. There are many different things you can create to make your Christmas brighter and happier. Christmas tree decorations, stockings, and paper decorations are just a few of the crafts you can put together to show your excitement for the holiday. Always be sure to ask an adult if your materials are safe to work with before using them. Scissors, needles, or other sharp objects should only be used while an adult is watching.
The North Pole is very far away from most kids' houses. Between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Santa has to hurry to drop off all of his gifts before boys and girls wake up in the morning to open them. His sleigh is usually very full, but he always makes it on time! For a while, people wondered how he got to every kid's house so fast. Luckily, scientists have created Santa trackers that show us how he gets from house to house. These live maps give us updates on Santa's journey around the world and help kids know when Santa is close to their homes.
Don't forget: Christmas is the season of giving. Like Santa, you can make sure that people feel special during the holidays by giving them presents and making them feel good. Make homemade gifts to give to your friends or family. Spread holiday cheer by making Christmas cards for kids in hospitals. Be joyful. Remember: Santa knows who's been naughty and nice!