Mum Creates Letter From Santa To Help Parents Working Over Christmas
A mum has created a template for a letter from Santa to help parents who have to work over Christmas to let their children know they will be celebrating Christmas a different day.
Not everyone has the luxury of having Christmas day off, some parents work away from home and some parents are separated so festive celebrations don't always fall on the 25th December.
So, it can be difficult for children to understand why they aren't celebrating the same day as their friends but this mum came up with the best way to explain why.
Parents can print off the letter at home and fill it in with their kids to rearrange the present delivery for another day.
The letter for medical professionals reads: "I've only sent this message to a special group of kids around the world - the kids of nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals.
"I know sometimes your mum or dad can't be home on Christmas Day because they're working- doing their best to help others.
"Christmas is about family, and even though your mum or dad will be working hard on the 25th, I want your whole family to have a very special Christmas morning- together."
This is followed by a tick box so that Santa can pay the children a visit on a different day.
The letter ends with a heartwarming note: "Always remember, Christmas isn't about a box on the calendar, but the feeling we keep in our hearts.
"Thank you for being such great children, and sharing your mums and dads with us all when we need them the most."
Stephanie shared the letters on Facebook and they have already had 58,000 shares so hopefully plenty of children will be able to understand why not everyone celebrates Christmas on the 25th.
Posting on Facebook she wrote: "As all of you know, the holidays can be a rough time for families like ours.
"Juggling shift work (which I'm so glad Brent doesn't deal with anymore!), on-call hours, deployments, TDYs, etc. and "normal" holiday events can get quite hectic. And no matter what, our amazing kids just push on through, sharing their parent(s) with us all.
"This year, it's likely Brent will be working on Christmas Day, so we've decided to have Christmas the morning of the 24th, when we can all be together.
"I typed up a letter from Santa Claus, just for these special kids, and wanted to share it with y'all, just in case.
"Merry Christmas - whatever day that may be for your family!"
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