How to start a Santa Sack Tradition

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Growing up my family didn’t use Christmas/Santa Sacks, I was first introduced to them when I spent my first Christmas with my hubby’s family.  I was 18 at the time and stayed over on Christmas Eve, their family tradition was that sacks were left at the end of their beds and Santa would fill them overnight with unwrapped gifts.  I just loved that his mum continued with this after they stopped believing. Many families use Santa Sacks in different ways, here are some ideas:

Ideas for ways to use Santa Sacks

  • Leave empty at end of the bed on Christmas Eve and Santa fills with wrapped or unwrapped gifts.
  • Leave empty under the Christmas tree and Santa fills with wrapped or unwrapped gifts.
  • Keep out of sight of children and fill with their gifts, then place under the tree after they have gone to bed on Christmas Eve.
  • Place large gifts in a Santa sack rather than wrapping it.
  • If you visit family on Christmas Day, fill a sack up with the families gifts

How do you use Santa Sacks in your home?

How to start a Santa Sack Tradition

Place your santa sacks wrapped at the front door, and leave a message inside mentioning that this is a special gift from the North Pole.  It’s from this Christmas forward if you want to wrap the gifts inside or not each year.

I’ve created a special letter from Santa for you to introduce your sack to your kids.  This Santa Sack Letter from Santa is available in my shop as an instant download – FREE to download using coupon code: SACK at checkout.

Santa Sack - Letter From Santa Printable

santa sack letter - instant download

Christmas Santa Sacks

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY – 100% cotton Santa Sack with a copper design with Christmas delivery on the front and tree design on the back. Available online here.


SCANDI TREE SANTA SACK – Black and White design. Available online here.

WONDERFUL LARGE GIFT BAG – This 100% cotton Christmas Gift Bag is available in two sizes perfect for gifting this festive season. ‘It’s the most wonderful time of year.’ Available online here.


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Santa Sack

Santa Sack

Santa Sack

MORE PERSONALISED SANTA SACKS -What a magical way to celebrate Christmas with a lovely personalised Santa Sack! With designs for all ages, these generous sized bags (50cm x 65cm) make storing presents fun! Santa can also visit and fill them with gifts on Christmas Eve! They make a lovely addition to the home during the festive season. Personalise your sack for a person or family! Available online here.

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How do you use Santa Sacks in your home?

Santa Sack Letter From Santa Printable

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