I /my family really enjoy giving & receiving Secret Santa neighborhood gifts. You know the tray of treats & sweets left on your doorstep with a poem. They are also known as "You've been Elf'd" or "You've been Kringled" or "The Ghost of Christmas Spirit." This weekend we are going to make 24 secret gifts and snack bags/trays and leave on our neighbors steps. It is dark here bt 5:15pm, which is crazy, so we really won't be out late, it'll just appear that way.
Here are a few holiday secret poems. I welcome you to bring your ideas forward as well. These also work in an office environment too!
(1 idea) This poem is for the "senses:" (see, touch, smell, taste, hear)
A whiffin', sniffin' gift,
Especially for you.
It's from "Secret Santa"
Bet you can't guess who!
Winkin', blinkin, just don't nod.
This gift is for your eyes.
It's from Secret Santa too,
By now, that's no surprise.
Jingle, jangle, what do I hear?
It's not a reindeer sleigh--
It must be Secret Santa,
Hurrying on his way.
Yummy, yummy, tummy tingling.
A tasty, tempting treat.
Won't you be surprised
When we finally meet!
This final gift--for the sense of touch--
Might be a bit surprising.
I'm sure you know just who I am,
(2nd idea) Print out the letter below or make up your own, grab a candy cane, and include a homemade star ornament or picture. Then put them all in a little gift bag or basket and leave them on someone's front steps - don't let them see you!
Print out and include this letter:
The ghost of Christmas Present has come here,
To leave you some good old Holiday cheer.
Don't be an Ebonezer, oh boy
Continue this greeting, this Christmas joy.
First, put this greeting where all can see,
Try to leave it there on Christmas eve.
It will pass good will to all who visit.
Be sure to join in, you won't want to miss it.
Second, add a candy cane and a Christmas star.
Deliver it to a neighbor, maybe near, maybe far.
Don't let them see you - be sneaky - no doubt,
And make sure they find this greeting out.
Next, you have only just one chance, so be fast.
Leave it at the door where joy needs to last.
Leave it at dark when there isn't much light.
Ring the door bell, run, stay out of sight.
And last but not least, join in this season.
Don't worry, be happy, you don't need a reason.
This is good for all, and just trying to say,
Merry Christmas to all and have a great day.