From letters to Santa to special family gatherings, Christmas is a magical time for kids when strong childhood memories are formed.
Cherylin Creations in The Quarry Centre, Hilton, has designed a Christmas programme to excite local children.
Two days of Santa photos have been held and raised R1000 for Msunduzi Hospice. A third day of photos will be held on Thursday, December 19 from 10am until 2pm. The profits will be given to PMB Animal Rescue and Rehome (P.A.R.R).
The Christmas postbox outside the store has a “magical connection to the North Pole” and all letters to Santa posted in it are said to land on Santa’s desk! In fact, some children who walked past the magic Christmas postbox have said that when they put their ear close to it and listened very carefully, they could hear the elves in Santa’s workshop singing Christmas songs while they worked.
Each letter posted to the postbox will receive a personal reply from Santa, which is returned to the store through the magical Christmas postbox. Each letter must include an email address or phone number so that staff can let the moms and dads know when the reply arrives.
For 29 years, Cherylin Creations has converted its shop room into a Christmas shop.
“Our Christmas programme this year is designed to excite and thrill children while sharing the spirit of Christmas,” said owner Cheryl Dutton. “Children grow up so quickly and we need to make the most of every opportunity to create special memories with them.”