Now that it is half way through November I think that it is safe to mention the c word CHRISTMAS. I love Christmas it really is the most wonderful time of the year, I have always loved Christmas who doesn't like receiving gifts, eating there own body weight in chocolates, watching films, Christmas dinner and spending time with family? I love it all and most of my treasured childhood memories are of Christmas time and spending time with my family. Now I am a parent myself I love Christmas even more so as watching your children get excited is truly priceless.
Every family has Christmas traditions and I am sure that the most popular one is without a doubt sending Santa Claus a Christmas letter asking him for longed for gifts. I remember writing letters to Santa Claus myself as a small child and I was always disappointed that I never got a one back of him. When I became a mum i use to write my oldest daughter Chloe a letter from Santa myself but as she got older and stopped believing in Santa Claus *sob* she realised that I had just wrote the letter myself.
Now I also have two younger children Sophia who is 17 months and Jacob who is 3 month's I want to make every Christmas extra special for my children. So when I was asked if I would like to review a personalised letter from the Lapland Mailroom I thought this would be such a lovely idea.
The Lapland Mailroom is run by a husband and wife team Paul and Nicola and is based in the UK and there website is so easy to use. When you visit the site it is really festive looking, and there is a choice of four letters to choose from there is a baby's first Christmas one which I got for Jacob and then a choice of three other letters so if you have more then one child you can get them all slightly different letters, which I think is a brilliant idea.
Ordering the letter is so easy you just chose one of the four letter options available and then you click personalise my letter where you select if you want the letter to be off Santa Claus or Father Christmas. You then add the child's name, gender, age, which city they live in, child's best friend, a gift they want for Christmas and also what they left out for Santa and the Reindeer's last year. All of these things make the letter more believable for children. You also have the option of including an activity pack in with the letter for an extra pound. The activity pack contains a Christmas card, Santa stop here sign, door hanger, Christmas tree decoration and a Elf activity sheet all for your child to colour in themselves and is a nice Christmas activity to get them in the festive spirit.
When the letter's arrived they come in a white envelope similar to letters us parents receive through the post but they have Lapland post marks on and are addressed to the child making them so believable. The letter inside the envelope are really lovely they are on nice thick paper and are so lovely presented and they really do look like they have been sent from the big man in red himself. Obviously my children are a bit young to appreciate and understand the letter themselves but a older child would really believe and find these letters so magical and will enjoy colouring in the activity pack.
We are planning on keeping these letters and putting them in Sophia and Jacobs Christmas eve boxes and I am sure that Sophia will have lots of fun trying to colour in the activity pack. We love these letters so much that I will be putting them away safe in there keepsake boxes so that we can keep them forever and look back on them in years to come. I will definitely be ordering these letters again next year as they are so lovely and I think that they will now become a one of are Christmas traditions and they are so much better then the rather rubbish letters I use to write to Chloe years ago, if only I had of discovered these letters a few years ago then maybe she might still believe in Santa Claus as they really are so lovely.
Would I recommend these letters to others? Yes I would as they are really nice and so easy to order .
You can order your own letter from www.laplandmailroom.com they cost £6.95 including postage or £7.95 if you include an activity pack in with the letter. And if you order soon you will also get a free nice child certificate in with your letter which is worth £2.95. Letters will start to leave the mailroom from the 1st of December and you can even choose a next day delivery option if you order before 2pm. The last ordering dates for UK deliveries at present is the 20th December. But be quick before Santa and his elves get to busy as I am sure that any child will be so excited to receive a one of these letters through the post.
Disclosure : I was sent two free letters from the Lapland Mailroom for the purpose of this review, however all views are my own.