The holiday season is always a busy time for parents and kids alike, in between looking for the perfect gift for loved ones, planning outdoor activities or baking delicious treats. However, it is especially busy for one couple in particular — Mr. and Mrs. Claus! And despite their jam-packed schedules, Santa and Mrs. Claus were able to take some time to visit Grandview Kids and Campbell Children’s School on December 7.
This year, Santa has been diligently quarantining in the North Pole, ensuring that he would be in good health to bring children the gifts they have been asking for this year. To follow his strict quarantine orders, Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with Grandview Kids and Campbell Children’s School on Zoom. Even Santa is making the most of technology amid the pandemic. He asked the kids to bring milk and cookies, and curl up in front of their tree or holiday decorations, to get into the Christmas spirit!
We joined some of the kids at Campbell Children’s School to see how they enjoyed their visit. Everyone was very excited to speak with and see Santa and Mrs. Claus. When they appeared on screen, all of the kids became overjoyed and it was apparent they could not wait to get their one-on-one time with the famous pair.
Each child, one-by-one, would speak to Santa directly; they shared their Christmas wish list. It became obvious very quickly that anything and everything “Paw Patrol” was at the absolute top of everyone’s list. Santa made sure to let the kids know that the elves are working very hard to make sure those wish lists are checked off on Christmas Day.
The number one question that was asked of Santa this year was, “What’s your favourite cookie?” To which he always replied, “Chocolate chip, of course!” A few kids promised Santa that they would bake fresh chocolate chip cookies for him, and we think that he will hold them to it!
Thank you to all of the families who visited Santa on Zoom this year. We know it may have felt a little different, but 2020 has ushered in many changes for us. We were so pleased Grandview Kids got to see Santa, even if just virtually. It was safe, but also fun. The energy was palpable – even through the screen!. Thanks to our incredibly passionate Family Engagement Team for coordinating another successful visit with the “Man in Red.” Over 360 families got to enjoy his company this year.
From all of us at Grandview Kids, we hope you and your family enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season!
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