Macy’s has declared today National Believe Day in honor of its annual “Believe” campaign to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To commemorate the day this year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation™ and Macy’s will grant more than 50 “Wishes Across America” to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
You can be part of the goodwill by simply encouraging your kids to write a letter to Santa. Through December 24, Macy’s “Believe” campaign invites children of all ages to mail letters to Santa using Macy’s Santa Mail Letterboxes. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 , up to $1 million, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Macy’s Believe campaign is in its fourth year, and I am so excited that my daughter is finally old enough to participate. (I guess we could have done it last year, when she was 2, but it will mean more this year.) Since K is just learning to write her letters, I am going to use this tracing a letter to Santa template to assist. Then we will head down to Macy’s to mail her letter. (Of course, I will do a little switcheroo and have her mail a photo copy of the letter so I can keep the original.) For older kids, Macy’s has brought letter writing to the digital age and now offers an online letter writing tool complete with decorative icons that you can fill in, print and mail to Santa.
This year, Christmas magic also comes to life this year with Macy’s Believe-o-Magic app. Download the app before heading to Macy’s and your kids can have their picture taken with their favorite animated characters from stars from the animated holiday special “Yes, Virginia.” See how the app works in this video:
Yes, Virgina, there is a Santa Clause, and I believe. How about you?
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allison gilmor says
what an awesome thing!
Susan H. says
My favorite Santa memories are of the Christmas parade that was in my childhood neighborhood and of waiting for Santa to appear and throw out candy. He would always be last. The anticipation and excitement of us kids was huge.
Susan H. says
I think I had my email address wrong on my comment. My address is elaine1255(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Deana Wilson says
My favorite Santa memory is when I was 3. We lived on a hill. My mom wanted my dad to dress up as Santa to surprise me. So my dad parked at the bottom of the hill on his way home one evening. Changed into his Santa costume. Walked up the hill, knocked on the door. I opened the door and said “HI Daddy!”
His bright blue eyes gave him away! My mom has a picture of me sitting on his lap, big smile on my face and a dejected look on his! lol
Santa brought me a dream dollhouse when I was seven. It has been my favorite and most magical Christmas memories for many reasons and that was one. 🙂
Jan Messali says
My favorite Santa memory is the first time my kids sat on Santa’s lap.
Kathy Eyre says
Baking cookies for Sants on Christmas Eve
stephanie miller says
i dont have too many santa memories, i knw there are pictures of us with santa, but i was always crying, so i must not have liked it very much! my girls didnt either!
Kathy S says
My brother-in-law played Santa when the kids were little. They loved it. He had one gift in his sack for each of the kids.
Shannon Wieneke says
Every year its a traditions for one of our cousins to dress up as Santa and preform act out the night before christmas. Its so funny/fun!
I remember seeing him arrive on the firetruck in a little town I once lived in. Then he and his helper handed out little bags of treats to all the kids. (peanuts, apple, and a Hershey’s candy bar– if memory serves me right!)
Ellen Crawley says
Favorite Santa memory is of neighbor friend who would dress up as Santa and visit every house in the neighborhood on Christmas Eve.
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
I remember one Christmas, my sister and I had Chicken Pox and couldn’t go to our Church Christmas party. Santa Claus paid a special visit to us…but wasn’t able to come near us since he had never had Chicken Pox! I didn’t want to be responsible for making him sick!
penny hyde says
My favorite Christmas Santa memory is riding from my Granny’s house in our pickup truck on Christmas Eve and scouring the sky for the Santa’s sleigh. Every now and then, Mama would say she thought she could hear the sleigh bells and I looked that much harder.
Debbie jackson says
my fave memory is dad throwing walnuts on the roof for hoofprints and if they landed in the snow santa’s reindeer left droppings.
Jessica Hennings says
waking up and finding a new camera under the tree that I had been writing to him for, for weeks