If your child traditionally writes Santa a letter at Christmas Lapland is the ideal place to take the letter. There will be no other memory quite so engrained in their brains as the time they HANDED Santa their Christmas letters! During the Christmas Lapland trips, the entire day is devoted to ending with a private meeting with Father Christmas. Father Christmas will read their letter right there while they are watching, greet your child and also give them a small personal gift! How cool would that be? Picture takers, get your cameras ready…the flash will not be needed; your child’s smile will light the room!
Of the many Christmas scenes at Lapland, the Nativity is not one that you will see. A strictly commercialized celebration of Christmas Lapland does not cater to any particular religious affiliations. This keeps Christmas about the children. Therefore, it is advisable to take children before they are actually old enough to understand the true meaning of Christmas.
As children reach ages where they are more able to understand the meaning of Christmas, it is important to let your children know of the extreme measures the world goes to commercialize Christmas. This way they are less likely to get caught up in the number of gifts they are receiving, the size of the gift they are receiving and t he value of said gifts. When I was a child, the bigger the gift, the better it was considered. However, this has done a 180 degree turn. With technology as advanced as it has become, the smaller, the more expensive, the better the gift is! The iPod and other small gifts that cost in the hundreds of dollars turn more heads now that the cabbage patch dolls of yesteryear! No more is a baby doll enough for a young girl and a soldier for a young boy; they both want the same things, the newest Gameboy game, the newest this and that. It’s incredible to me that parents do not structure the Christmas holidays more around family than gifts…of course, that’s something that is falling apart as quickly as technology is becoming obsolete.
Beginning to understand the true meaning of Christmas is important, but it’s also important that children get to be children. Often times, before they enter a school environment, most children’s imaginations are the limits in which Santa’s power can soar. They all know that mommy and daddy don’t put the gifts under the tree because the cookies and milk that were left out the night before have all been eaten! Allowing the little ones to experience a one of a kind trip to the most magical place in the world is something they will not soon forget! Schedule your trip for Christmas Lapland now, they grow up so fast!