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Old 12-13-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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what to tell dd when she questions about sants

not wrapping her gifts? She sees on tv they are all wrapped (watched Polar Express tonight) I know the question is coming - though her sister never questioned it - this child is way more observant. I don't have an answer - other than in the south Santa doesn't have to wrap -up North he has to 'cause of the snow would ruin the toys...LOL I don't know....
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:17 AM   #2
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Your answer sounds good. Or it could be that you had written Santa and asked that he not wrap the gifts- not to waste paper LOL!!!

Thats a good one, my DD's have never asked that, thank goodness.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:26 AM   #3
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My mother used to tell us that Santa doesn't have time to wrap all the presents and she asked him not to since she didn't like having all that trash We do wrap, that was the one tradition that my DH was not willing to let go, but I sure wish he didn't...
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:44 AM   #4
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Just wrap the Santa gifts too. Then you won't have to worry about it. Or tell her that when you filled out the "Santa parent survey" online, you requested no wrapping to save the trees.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:32 AM   #5
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Just wrap the Santa presents? We have always used different wrapping paper for "Santa" presents--always has Santa on it.

Not all shows have wrapped Santa presents either. We just watched the Santa Clause and they don't have wrapped Santa presents there.

If she does ask just tell her Santa asks mom and dad if they want the gifts wrapped or not.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:20 AM   #6
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Santa flies, yes? He has to stop at customs just like everyone else!

Tell her that for some reason someone in the extended family (pick a relation that seems "exotic" to your DD or has a job that requires travel or just would fit the bill!) is on the "Santa Watch List" and that the TSA examines your packages, so Santa can't wrap yours - the TSA would rip the packaging off!
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:08 AM   #7
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We always had santa wrap gifts. He would use a different paper for each child and that way he never had to use tags!
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:12 AM   #8
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not wrapping her gifts? She sees on tv they are all wrapped (watched Polar Express tonight) I know the question is coming - though her sister never questioned it - this child is way more observant. I don't have an answer - other than in the south Santa doesn't have to wrap -up North he has to 'cause of the snow would ruin the toys...LOL I don't know....
Sounds good to me. I wish I had adopted the "no wrapping" thing. It would have made my life easier.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:20 AM   #9
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Santa flies, yes? He has to stop at customs just like everyone else!

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We always had santa wrap gifts. He would use a different paper for each child and that way he never had to use tags!
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:06 AM   #10
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not wrapping her gifts? She sees on tv they are all wrapped (watched Polar Express tonight) I know the question is coming - though her sister never questioned it - this child is way more observant. I don't have an answer - other than in the south Santa doesn't have to wrap -up North he has to 'cause of the snow would ruin the toys...LOL I don't know....
I like your answer
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:08 AM   #11
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The parents decided if santa should wrap, they same way parents can veto certain gift requests, such as a puppy or moonsand!
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:15 AM   #12
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I never asked until I was an adult how come the Santa gifts were unwrapped.

My mom's answer was "Do you see them wrapped in Santa's sack?" This was back before the Polar Express was a movie though or anything like that.

We had the one where he would throw (is it Rudolph?) the toys down and they used umbrella's like parachutes into the chimney's -- Santa didn't even stop.

We wrap Santa gifts only because we have no other way to hide them until all the kids are up. I would have a couple of them already downstairs seeing the gifts before the other kids were up (or myself were up!!!). When I grew up we had doors to the family room, so the doors stayed shut until everyone woke up.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:46 AM   #13
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Ask her what she thinks, then make observations based on her answer. Sometimes the kids will have a better answer than adults.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:26 AM   #14
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The reasons above seem like a good answer.

For us the sight of the wrapped presents and unwrapping of them is all part of the magic.
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The reasons above seem like a good answer.

For us the sight of the wrapped presents and unwrapping of them is all part of the magic.
Us too. I remember when my daughter was around 5 and we went over to her grandparent's house on Christmas. For the first time, they decided not to wrap any of the presents. Although she got a lot of presents, she kept asking if there was anything she could unwrap. She liked the excitement of not knowing what is in the present.

Anyway, we have always wrapped Santa gifts in Santa wrap. It made sense to us. But I think that if you choose not to wrap, you could just say that Santa gives the parents a choice and each family is different. That way if she tries comparing notes with another child, then nothing will be spoiled.
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