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7 Ways to Make Christmas Magical for Kids

Here are some doable ways to keep the story of Santa (and the magic of Christmas) alive for your kids.
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Kim Hays
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Reindeer Dust

Make sure Santa doesn’t miss your house by guiding his reindeer right to your yard with a sprinkling of “Reindeer Dust.” The magical concoction is just a mix of dry oatmeal and glitter that you spread over your lawn to lure Santa’s reindeer to your house. Reindeer dust is also fun to share with friends and classmates. Just bag some up and tape on this poem: “Make a wish and close your eyes tight, then sprinkle on your lawn at night. As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam, this dust will guide them to your home.” Or just use this free printable tag from the Listen In blog.

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