This year I had a special piece of mail waiting for them. It was a personalized letter from Santa. It was addressed to all of the cousins. Within the letter it mentioned each of them by name and Santa shared something personal about each child. As I read the letter to the children they were glued to every word. They loved hearing their names and the personal messages from Santa to each one of them.
The message that got the biggest "oooooh!" was when Santa said that he had noticed three of the boys (by name) on the nice list that day. Santa followed up by saying; "Good job boys!"
Each child took their turn to see their name printed in the letter. The kids really liked the surprise and as usual the adults loved seeing the magic of Christmas that this little surprise created for the little ones we love.