Haul out the pencils! It's time to write letters to Santa Claus.
Parents, do remember to save children's letters to Santa from year to year. Everyone will enjoy watching the lists (and the handwriting) grow over the years--and the result will spark family scrapbooks.
The traditional sugar bowl is an accident waiting to happen, prone to spills, wet spoons, and misplaced lids. Spare yourself a sweet mess: store sugar in a spare salt shaker, labeled to prevent surprises. A healthy bonus: when you shake, not spoon, you'll use less!