What I’d like to do for Christmas and I ever had kids. Two involve santa, and the other is doctor who related :)
- Do a secret santa. Tell my kids that Santa isn’t real, but rather he is a mythical being that represents the true meaning of christmas. Joy, a sense of wonderment, magic, and the act of giving without the desire to receive back. Basically what they’d do is carry out on this meaning by giving away 1 gift without placing their own names on the package. Instead it’ll say, ‘From: Santa’. It can be given to anyone they chose. A family member, charity, a friend, anyone. They just can’t admit to being the one giving the gift.
- A different idea involving santa where I’ll tell them that he does in fact exist, but the toys he gives aren’t like the toys you’d see in stores. Instead the gifts will all be hand crafted, like a hand-made plush, or something crafted from wood. This way the gift looks like an elf from a workshop actually made something special just for that one kid and no one else. It’ll be wrapped up in a cloth and ribbon, and I’ll take the cloth and use it to add to a Christmas quilt that’ll be made throughout the years. I’ll give them the finished quilt when they turn 18 or 21 or something…
- The third and final idea involves the Doctor. A friend of mine told me about a family who uses the Doctor for christmas instead of Santa Clause. It’s a neat idea, but I’d think it’d be too much blue, and trying to come up with a reason on why santa doesn’t show up is a bit sad and much. So! What I’d like to do instead is have the Doctor, but not as a substitute but an occasional Christmas treat. In other words, he won’t come by every year, but here’s why. On each of my kid’s first Christmases they’ll receive a tardis blue journal and a note. The note will congratulate them on their new lives and wish them a fulfilling lives with a mention to use the journal as a way to tell their stories. Each time they finish a journal the Doctor will come by on Christmas to leave them a new one with yet another message, and gifts for the family.
Sorry it’s so long… but they’re my basic ideas. I might end up using them all, but I’ll just have to wait and see.