Thursday, December 23, 2010

How does he do it?

A few weeks ago, Keagan started asking us how Santa was going to get into our house on Christmas Eve to deliver the presents and fill the stockings since we don't have a fireplace.  We tried explaining to him many times that he has special magic powers and he can make a fireplace to appear, but he was never quite content with that answer. 

On Monday, Keagan asked the question yet again (probably at least the 10th time) so I tried a different approach and he seems to be very content with this solution and he has not asked me about it again.  Sometime, somewhere I remember hearing something about a magic key.  So I explained this to Keagan and he really liked the idea of having a special magic key just for Santa.  I was visiting with a neighbor of mine on Tuesday and she had the perfect key that she had laying around that we could have, so this is what I came up with.  
Here is a close-up of the sign itself.  I hung it on the door with the wreath we currently have on the front door. 
Andrew cut a piece of pine board that he had out in the garage and burnt the edges a little to give it kind of a rustic feel.  We then screwed in some hooks that we had and placed the key on it.  I then asked a friend of mine to make me some vinyl lettering to put on it.  I added some red and green ribbon to hang it from.  I am very pleased with how it turned out. 

Now onto our next problem from my 4 year old.  "How is Santa going to get the key since he lands on the roof".  I suggested we send a letter to Santa, but Keagan didn't really care for that, he wants to leave a note on the roof.  So, we have come to an understanding that after the boys are in bed, Andrew will go up to the room and leave a note telling Santa where the key it.  I have been emphasizing the AFTER they are in bed part. 


Cristie and girls said...

That is the greatest sign ever! I love it!!

Dangela said...

You are so creative, Brenda. I love the solution--your sign turned out adorable!