Last year we pulled off a Christmas miracle. Santa Claus brought us a new dog. Sort of. The boys had asked Santa for a dog and we were finally ready to love a dog again. The tricky part of Santa gifting a dog or any live animal is the logistics of it. I always remember a cartoon image from growing up of a puppy peeking out of a box on Christmas morning, it’s adorable but not practical.
Assuming the dog you want is available to be picked up on Christmas Eve, which is a big assumption given the craziness of the holidays. Then you would still need to hide him and keep him quiet until Christmas morning. You could hide him the garage or ask your family to watch them but then are you waking up at 4:00 AM to pick up this dog on Christmas morning? How does that work?
How Santa Can Bring A Puppy with the help of an elf
We came up with a solution last year that allowed Santa to find our new dog and our elf brought us the letter from Santa letting us know. This method allowed us to keep the magic of an amazing Christmas gift from Santa without driving us crazy trying to coordinate her adoption and arrival on Christmas morning.
The boys were ecstatic to go meet the dog Santa picked for us. The gift was complete when Santa brought a few toys for Ava on Christmas morning. This topped all of the Honey Pickle’s elf gifts last year.