I know it’s only the beginning of October and still a bit early to be thinking about the coming holidays, but we’re on a production schedule here and in magazine world, it’s already “the most wonderful time of the year.”
For the November issue of Lowcountry Parent, we want to know what moms really want for Christmas this year. So we’re asking you to help us out and let us know with your own Dear Santa letters (some of which we’ll publish in the November issue.)
So what do you really want? Feel free to let your imaginations run wild, past the scented lotion, massage gift certificates and newest iPhone. What would really make your life easier? A third arm? An extra hour in the day? A robot to cook and clean for you? We’re talking items that may not be real, but you dream about anyway. Might as well ask, just in case.
Write your letter to Santa telling him what you want, why and how you would use it and email it to us at email@example.com to be included in the November issue. You can sign your name if you want or keep it anonymous by signing “Charleston (or your area of town) mom.”
To get you thinking, here are some examples.
My own letter to Santa:
I know you’re busy and all, but there are a few things I’d like to make sure you get on your list for me this year. I’ve been waiting for some humble human to invent these items, but it seems our species isn’t up for the task, so I need your help. First of all, a Go-Go Gadget Arm. One I could wear at all times for when I need an extra hand—and even better—to get something beyond my reach. Secondly, an iPhone app that will remove meat from the freezer and thaw it for me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten home from work, gone to the kitchen to start dinner only to realize my chicken was still frozen solid in the freezer. This really would make my life easier, Santa, and save so many dinners! Lastly, a portable coffee mug that refills itself with fresh, hot java when I’ve finished the cup. They just don’t make a travel mug big enough for my caffeine needs. I know you understand, you have to fly around the world in one night after all.
Can you use your holiday magic and help me out? Pretty please?
And one fun one based on the 12 Days of Christmas I found on the Internet here:
“One clean house,
Two well-mannered children,
Three home cooked meals,
Four paws wiped before coming inside the house,
Five minutes to myself,
Six cups of coffee,
Seven loads of laundry washed, dried, and folded,
Eight bags of groceries delivered to my door,
Nine dozen Christmas cards addressed, stamped, and mailed for me,
Ten dozen cookies baked for teacher gifts, cookie swaps, and parties,
Eleven presents purchased that the recipients won’t want to return,
And last but certainly not least, twelve hours of sleep!”
Send your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org