Sunday, 16 November 2014

Review: Lapland Mailroom Letter From Santa Claus

Now that it is halfway 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 their 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, 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 written the letter.

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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. 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. When you visit the site it is really festive looking, with a choice of four letters to choose from. They have a baby's first Christmas one - which I got for Jacob,  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 £1. The activity pack contains a Christmas card, Santa stop here sign, door hanger, Christmas tree decoration and an Elf activity sheet for your child to colour in themselves, it 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 postmarks on and are addressed to the child making them so believable. The letter inside the envelope is 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 an older child would really believe and find these letters so magical.

Lapland Mailroom Letter off Santa

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 safely in their 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 one of our Christmas traditions.

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 too busy.

Disclosure: I was sent two free letters from the Lapland Mailroom for the purpose of this review, however, all views are my own.
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10 comments

  1. my daughter would love this!!!

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    1. I'm sure she will as they really are so
      Lovely & magical

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  2. Wish they stuff like this when I was little. It's a fab idea

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    1. same I would have loved a one of these as a child

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  3. Pam Francis Gregory17 November 2014 at 19:46

    What a lovely idea!

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    1. I know they are so lovely when you see them in real life too

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  4. They look fab. I must admit this is a bit more than I would normally pay but it is so much more than just a Santa letter. I think it's worth paying a bit extra, it is only once a year after all!

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    1. They are so lovely, I love the baby's first xmas one as I can keep it forever for him

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  5. gutted to say the least!!! i ordered them a couple of days ago expecting them not to arrive till december..... they came this morning in an unmarked white envelope!!! not even thinking that a company would be stupid enough to send the letters out this way i let my children open the envelope and was mortified when they cried out about their santa letters!!!! this is a family tradition for us and will probably be the last time my eldest will want anything like this our christmas tradition has been ruined!!!

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    1. Oh are you sure it was the same company? mine came in clearly marked envelope with Lapland signs on. And I am sure the website that letters don't get sent out until December.

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