Thursday, 10 December 2015

Review: Lapland Mailroom


There are plenty of Christmas websites where you can ask Santa to send your children a letter, this year Santa contacted me and asked us to return to the Lapland Mailroom, after last year I couldn't say no.



The Letters

What I love about Lapland Mailroom is that there are 4 template letters you can personalise (one being baby's first Christmas) so, as long as you have 3 children or less, they can all have a unique letter.

Not all the letters can be personalised in the same way, but among the options are the obvious; your child's name, age, sex and where your child lives. 
You can add additional information to some to make the letter; the name of your child's friends and what present they'd like this year.

The bit I really love is the special notes or achievements section. I used this area to write to my youngest about how his mummy and daddy are so proud of how brave he was when he broke his arm. 

Finally you can even select whether you want the letters signed by Father Christmas or Santa Claus depending on how he is referred to in your house.

Once your letter is personalised you are asked to review it. The writing is very small, but fortunately you can use the magnifying glass to read it. Don't be concerned, like I was, if your text appears to go off the centre of the page into the borders, when it is printed this is rectified. Names however are printed exactly as they appear. For some reason Santa will write Ben with a capital B but insisted on writing Noah's name all the way through in lower case (we think it's the font used rather than a deliberate lower care).






Every letter costs £7.95 and comes with a Nice Certificate (normally priced at £2.99) which is a really great addition and looks very professional.





For an extra pound you can upgrade to include the Activity Pack, which means in addition to the letter and certificate you get the following all on thick white card:

Santa Stop here colouring in sign
Elf Yourself Activity Sheet
Colour in Christmas Card
Door hanger for the child's bedroom
Colour and Keep Christmas decoration.



Checkout

The checkout process is very simple with Santa accepting debit or credit cards or paypal, and will email you to confirm the order.


Delivery

I like to intercept the letters and keep the activities for a 'loose end' day, with the nice list appearing closer to Christms.  However Santa does post the letters out directly to the child for an added magical touch.

Letters are postly weekly with the last UK posting date being 20th December.  Worldwide delivery dates are also on the website.
Don't forget tho, even the big man himself can't compensate for the postal service so order in plenty of time.


Verdict

I really loved these letters and am sure the boys will too (I'll let you know). If I could make any suggestions for Lapland Mailroom it would be to consider writing the letter in other languages (it's in English) and extending this selection to include other names such as Pere Noel and St. Nicholas as they offer a worldwide delivery and this little touch would go down so well in other countries.



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Santa has offered 1 winner the chance to win up to 2 letters for their family, simply enter using the rafflecopter below*.

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