16 Dec ~ Santa's Prayer

Each month at Sailer's school, they highlight a specific color and shape. To coordinate with this, each parent brings a snack one month of the year on the day the whole school wears the certain color. Well, Dec. was my month- they're learning about the color green and triangles.

So I had Sailer in a little Christmas get-up that had green and Christmas trees made from triangles, and of course, the precious green hat she loves... well, usually she does! (= As you can see from the picture, she was NOT into having her photo taken today.

To coordinate with the little scrapbooks I made for their teachers (thanks Trac!), I made these little bags that held their snacks and a few other fun green treats and toys... and included the following poem, "Santa's Prayer,"

The sleigh was all packed, the reindeer were fed,
But Santa still knelt by the side of the bed.
“Dear Father,” he prayed, “Be with me tonight.
There’s much work to do and my schedule is tight.
I must jump in my sleigh and streak through the sky,
Knowing full well that a reindeer can’t fly.
I will visit each household before the first light;
I’ll cover the world and all in one night.
With sleigh bells a-ringing, I’ll land on each roof,
Amid the soft clatter of each little hoof.
To get in the house is the difficult part,
So I’ll slide down the chimney of each child’s heart.
My sack will hold toys to grant all their wishes.
The supply will be endless like the loaves and the fishes.
I will fill all the stockings and not leave a track.
I’ll eat every cookie that is left for my snack.
I can do all things Lord, only through You,
I just need your blessing, then it’s easy to do.
All this is to honor the birth of the One,
That was sent to redeem us, Your Holy Son.
So to all of my friends, least Your glory I rob,
Please Lord, remind them who gave me this job.”


Finally, here's a little pic of the books for her two teachers, so they can include their fave pics of Santa and their kids through the years.

1 comment:

Lyss said...

I had no idea that gift was from you, so nice, I love the poem and the goodies inside!