Do you keep the "santa magic" alive for as long as you can?? I will with my LO.... When i was younger, my mum bought this "christmas key" (it was an old fashioned key with santa on it) which she hung on the door (we lived in a block of flats and wanted to know how he got in without a chimney andmy mum said he uses the special key). We all wrote a list for Santa but we were told that you got ONE present off your list from santa (as he had many boys and girls to make toys for)....the rest of your presents came from mum and family....(as my mum was a single parent it took the burden off her to get all the presents off the list and we looked foward to seeing which present santa got for us) One year.....when my little brother was about 5.....we cut a footprint stencil out of card and laid it on the carpet....we then sprinkled talcum powder, glitter and fake snow about the tree with 'santa's footsteps'.....my little brother woke up and saw and oh my god, he got soooo excited.....my mum was was like "oh no....loook at all the mess santa made!!" and my little brother was telling people about it for months!!!! I am soo going to do that with my daughter when she is older!!