If there’s ever a book to encourage kids to create and send their own Christmas cards to friends and family it’s the Jolly Christmas Postman. When I bought the book for my then 2-year-old to put in her Christmas Eve Box we were still reading it every night in August the following year…which is when I decided to put it away for a few months ready for Christmas Eve again!
There’s just something about opening each envelope and seeing what’s inside that always gets my little ones excited to make their own and run to the post office to send them.
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I adore crafts that are totally made by the children with no adult input so this Christmas Card Creation Station is a perfect way to sit back and let little hands get creative.
The Jolly Christmas Postman
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Obviously, you can add whatever you want to your table but I set out the following things
- Old Christmas cards
- Christmas stickers
- Washi tape
- Pens / pencils / crayons
- Glue and glue stick
- Word prompts
I created a word prompt sheet using a downloadable festive border and added words such as “Merry Christmas”, “Santa”, “Thank you”, “Dear”, “From”, “Holidays” etc and printed out and laminated it so we could use it over again
How to Set up and Use your Christmas Card Creation Station
My 2-year-old made straight for the Christmas stickers and instructed me to fold a piece of card he chose in half so he could start his card. Once he had covered the front with stickers he managed to still find some room to add some glue and sprinkle with some glitter.
On the inside, he used the pencils to make his own marks and I asked him who his card was for, to which he responded his sister, so we wrote her name inside.
My 5-year-old made 4 cards in total and spent ages at the table perfecting her cards. She used the old Christmas cards to cut up and make her own new ones and loved getting her hands on the washi tape to finish off her cards.
Creating Christmas cards is now one of our Christmas traditions and one of our 12 Acts of Christmas Kindnessactivities along with baking Christmas Tree Cookies and making gifts such as theseHomemade Gingerbread Christmas Crayons
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Clare is a mum of two and a childminder sharing crafts, activities and recipes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on her blog Clare’s Little Tots
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