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Popular Printables for Spring

Every so often, we create a quick list of the most popular printables around the Rooftop Post site.  Obviously, what people find useful  changes from season to season but here’s what  our visitors are downloading so far this spring:

Spring Party Bags

spring-party-bags

 Printable party bags for Easter or spring parties.  All you need to do is print, fold, then stick together with tape or glue.

Easter Colouring

Printable spring pictures for kids to colour in.

Easter Bunny Note:
Be Good Until Easter

A magical little note from the Easter Bunny reminding your child to be good until Easter.

Pastel Alphabet Bunting

Perhaps it’s the soft spring colours that make our printable pastel alphabet bunting a popular download at this time of year.

Tooth Fairy Notes

Notes from the Tooth Fairy

These little notes from the Tooth fairy never stop being popular, no matter what the time of year.  At the moment, they are among our top five most visited pages.

Burns Night Decorations

 

Robert BurnsThe 25th of January is just around the corner.  Are you getting ready to celebrate one of Scotland’s favourite sons, that wondrous poet and lyricist, Robert Burns? 

Then why not hang a few of the bard’s words around your home?

We hope you’ll find our Burns bunting and other printable Burns Night decorations useful – and that you have a great time.

 

If you have children who want to help decorate for Burns night, you might also like this colouring page of a loch monster.

Top Ten Christmas Printables 2013

We’ve had a look at our web stats and we thought seeing as Christmas is just around the corner, you might like to know what the most popular Christmas downloads are this year.  Here’s the list, counting down from 10.  Merry Christmas from us all!

10.

It's going to be cosy Christmas in Bear's cave!
Christmas in Bear’s Cave

Kids Colouring: Christmas in Bear’s Cave

Rather unusually, a bit of Christmas colouring has made it onto our top ten list this year.

Then again, what child wouldn’t enjoy colouring such a cute Christmas scene of Bear putting his feet up in his festive looking cave?

You might also like colouring: 

Father Christmas at his Desk

Santa’s Pet Fish

9.

Free Printable Christmas Party Bags
Christmas Party Bags

Christmas Party Bags

A bit of a surprise at number 9, as we created these as an afterthought.  It’s nice to think that lots of people might be having parties this December though… hope you have fun!

You might like to know that of all the Christmas party bags we’ve created, the most popular are the Blue Reindeer and the Santa Claus Milk and Cookie designs.

8.

Free Santa letter to say: "Please try harder to be good"
Santa Letter: Please Try Harder to Be Good

Santa Note: Please Try Harder to Be Good 

This note from Santa reminds your child to be good in a positive way.  It always proves a popular download throughout November and December.

 

If you need matching envelopes, try these:

Santa Note Envelope for a Boy

Santa Note Envelope for a Girl

7.

Letter from Santa “Santa's Magic Mirror Writing”
Santa Letter: Santa’s Magic Mirror Writing

Santa Note: Magic Mirror Writing

This is a fun little note which reminds the recipient to be good in the run up to Christmas because the elves will be watching.  The twist is that the whole thing is written in mirror-writing.  Just print it out, get your child to hold it in front of a mirror and Father Christmas’ secret words will become clear.

 

If you need matching envelopes, try these:

Santa Note Envelope for a Boy

Santa Note Envelope for a Girl

6.

Printable note from Father Christmas reminding a child to be good
Quick Reminder to Be Good

Santa Note: A Quick Reminder to be Good

We’ve had this one on the site for a couple of years now – it always gets a lot of downloads as the Christmas holidays draw near.

 

5.

Free Father Christmas Letter: "Dropping Off Your Presents"Santa Letter: Dropping Off Your Presents

This one’s a classic.  A great letter for any child to open on Christmas morning and read that only a few short hours ago, Father Christmas was right there, dropping off his/her presents.  It’s sheer magic.  And we expect the downloads of this letter to sky-rocket in the few days before Christmas.

Age Range: Obviously, parents know their own children best when it comes to what they’ll read, but we think this letter is best suited to those aged around 7 and up.

Don’t forget – we have printable backs for our Santa letters too – you just turn your letter over, print the back on the other side, then cut off any bits of white paper.  This video will show you how.

4.

Santa's Snowman Soup Poem
Santa’s Snowman Soup Poem

Santa’s Snowman Soup Poem 

Wow!  We had no idea our snowman soup poem would be popular enough to make this list.  It just goes to show, running a site like this takes a lot of guess-work and you are always surprising us.  Anyway, hope you’re all enjoying snowman soup Santa style.

(Don’t know what Snowman Soup is?  This video will show you.)

3.

free-letter-from-Father-Christmas-Rudolphs-Fishy-Tale-by-Leone-Annabella-BettsLetter from Santa: Rudolph’s Fishy Tale 

This is a lovely letter, both magical and comical in tone.  We expected it to be fairly popular and we were right.  We can’t tell which children parents are printing out for, obviously, but friends and family have told us this one goes down well with boys.

Age Range: Obviously, parents know their own children best when it comes to what they’ll read, but we think this letter is best suited to those aged around 7 and up.

Don’t forget – we have printable backs for our Santa letters too – you just turn your letter over, print the back on the other side, then cut off any bits of white paper.  This video will show you how.

Oh, and this one’s to read BEFORE Christmas, not on Christmas Day.

2.

free-letter-from-Father-Christmas-and-the-Christmas-Tree-by-Leone-Annabella-Betts Letter from Santa: Father Christmas and the Christmas Tree

To be honest, this didn’t surprise us.  It’s one of our favourite letters from Santa and is a nice, gentle read for any child.  The pretty illustrations around the edge of the letter make it look extra magical and if you print it and tie it up with a ribbon it’s more or less a guaranteed smile on your little one’s face.

Age Range: Obviously, parents know their own children best when it comes to what they’ll read, but we think this letter is best suited to those aged around 7 and up.

Don’t forget – we have printable backs for our Santa letters too – you just turn your letter over, print the back on the other side, then cut off any bits of white paper.  This video will show you how.

Oh, and this one’s to read BEFORE Christmas, not on Christmas Day.

1.

You're on the Nice List
You’re on the Nice List

Nice List Certificate

Well, looks like there are a lot of parents with nice children using the Rooftop Post site!

This lovely certificate is officially our most popular resource in December 2013 so far.

It comes in two versions.  One you can write your child’s name on with a pen or an editable PDF you can type on before printing.  (You might want to keep in mind that the PDF one may not display correctly if you’re not using Adobe reader.)  We’re really pleased people have found this certificate so useful and will look into creating similar certificates in the future.

New Santa Letter for Christmas Morning

Free Father Christmas Letter: "Dropping Off Your Presents"Our latest letter from Santa to read on Christmas Morning is now available for you to print

It’s completely free – all we ask is that you share it via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn before you download it.

This particular letter is called “Dropping Off Your Presents” and it’s a good all-rounder; that’s to say you can give it to pretty much any child.  In it, Father Christmas charts his journey from the North Pole to your house and tells of the magical happenings along the way.  It’s a gentle, amusing letter and we hope you’ll find it useful. 

If you are looking for a letter that congratulates a child on being well-behaved all year, this is also an excellent choice.

Bits and Bobs for Thanksgiving

ThanksgivingAlthough we are based in the UK, we know we have many American visitors, so we occasionally add resources for Thanksgiving.  Here are they are, in no particular order.

  • Thanksgiving Notes – Little notes to print and/or write on, saying what you give thanks for.

Our Favourites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Father Christmas Letters in an Ebook

Three Father Christmas letters for 2013
Father Christmas Letters Kindle Book

After a surprising number of requests, we have finally created an e-book version of this year’s first three letters from Father Christmas. 

You can download it now FREE at smashwords.com

Of course, you can also still get all three letters completely free from this website – the ebook is simply for the convenience of those who like to use it to read to their children from an e-reader, or even a PDF file. 

As you would expect, we’ve included lots of colourful illustrations from the letters and dotted them throughout the text.  For those of you whose children like such things, there are also three spot the difference games at the back of the book, for an extra bit of fun. 

We have no real idea about how popular this ebook is going to be, but if it turns out that parents like it, we’ll make more.  As most of you may know, we no longer create personalised letters because over the last couple of years, there simply wasn’t enough demand.  However, we do hope you get some use out of this ebook and that it affords your little ones some magical tales. 

To all who purchase it – thank you very much!  We’ll feed any royalties back into our business and keep bringing you all the magic we can. x 

P.S.  If you’re helping Father Christmas by printing our free letters for your children this year, you can always watch this short crafting video to help you get the best out them.

Ten Halloween Treats

As our site is getting quite big these days, we thought we’d kick off October by posting a list of our most popular Halloween printables.  (They’re all free.)  Hope you have fun browsing through them, and that you find something useful for you and your family to enjoy.

 

1. Decorate With a Witchy Wall Spell

Witchy Wall Spells
Witchy Wall Spells

These friendly rhymes with a witchy theme are great fun to decorate your home with on Halloween. They all say lovely things and are a novel way to entertain any Halloween visitors you might have, especially children. Just print, cut out and hang them wherever you feel like it – on doors, fridges, walls etc – and make your guests smile. They also make great little give-aways for Halloween party bags.

 

2. Craft Some Halloween Party Bags

Free Printable Halloween Party Gift Bags
Halloween Party Bags

Whether you’re having a Halloween party or just filling up little bags of sweets for trick and treaters, these spooky bags are lots of fun.  There are all sorts of themes, black cat, candy corn, witch on a broomstick, pumpkin patch and lots more.

 

 

3. Make Use of Our Monster Chore Chart

Children's chore chart with a monster theme
Monster Chore Chart

Don’t forget to check off those Halloween chores! Perhaps this monster chore chart will encourage the children to give you a hand. We have a number of other colourful chore charts too, including a Witchy Chore Chart, which is popular with girls.

 

4. Colour in a Witch

A witch brewing potions for Halloween!
Witch Colouring

This has long been one of our most popular Halloween colouring pages. We hope your children enjoy it.

 

 

 

 

5. Hang Up Some Halloween Bunting

Printable bunting to decorate at Halloween
Halloween Bunting

Halloween bunting is a nice, easy way to decorate for Halloween, just print it out, fold, then glue or staple over string. It’s a good one for the kids to do with you – we find that ours like this scardy cat bunting best!

 

 

6. Put Up Some Paper Leaves

Paper leaf decorations
Paper Leaves Hanging from a Bannister

Our paper leaves are ever so popular, at Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest festival or any other autumnal occasion. To get the best out of making ours, you can check out this “how to” video. It was made a bit quickly as we were short on time that day, but it gives you the general idea.

Paper leaves are a fabulous way to bring the outside inside on Halloween.

 

7. Make Use of Some Spidery Scrapbook Paper

Free printable craft paper for Halloween
Scrapbook Paper: Spiders

We love this stuff – it makes our skin crawl every time! You can use it for anything you like. We use it for wrapping up small presents and (perhaps oddly!) to cover tissue boxes when we’re trying to Halloweenify the house. After all, it’s the little details which make for a great party.

TIP: To get the biggest (highest resolution) image of this craft paper, make sure you click on the picture itself, rather than using the PDF button.

Don’t forget, we have lots of other scrapbook paper too.

 

8. Print a “Monster Moving Out” Letter 

Printable letters to convince your child that monsters are moving out
Letters from Monsters Moving Out

These letters were created as a lighthearted antidote for any children who think there are monsters living in their house, but even if your kids are too old to worry about such things, we’ve found that many still enjoy them.  They’re written by the same author as our Santa letters and are an amusing read for all the family.

 

 

9. Take Care of Teeth with a Halloween Tooth Fairy Certificate

Printable certificate from the Tooth Fairy to say well done for brushing over Halloween
Halloween Tooth Fairy Certificate: Well for brushing your teeth over Halloween

This one’s a great way to encourage tooth brushing over Halloween. It’s a nice little reward for any child who has made an effort to look after his/her teeth.

TIP: Use the green Editable PDF button underneath the certificate to download a PDF you can type your child’s name straight onto.

 

 

10. Read a Halloween Note from Santa Claus

Happy Halloween Letter from Father Christmas!
Happy Halloween Letter
from Father Christmas!

Okay, so you weren’t expecting a Father Christmas resource in this list, but think again.  Halloween is a great time to remind the children he’s watching between now and Christmas – and with any luck you’ll get a special effort from them on the good behaviour front.

 

 

Print & Craft a Santa Letter

This video is for anyone interested in getting the best out of our free printable letters from Father Christmas this year. It shows you how to present your letter tied with a ribbon, a name tag and with a sprinkling of fairy dust. We hope you enjoy making letters for your little ones and that you have lots of fun at this magical time of year. x

Here are links to the printables that go with this video:

Printable Father Christmas Letters | Letter Backs | Name Tags

New Letter from Santa to Read Before Christmas

free-letter-from-Father-Christmas-and-the-Christmas-Tree-by-Leone-Annabella-Betts
A Letter from Father Christmas:
“Father Christmas and the Christmas Tree”

Ah, September!  The summer holidays roll to a close and with the start of the new term comes our latest new Father Christmas lettercompletely free for you to print out.

This one is called “Father Christmas and the Christmas Tree” and it can be read any time before Christmas.  Thanks to writer/illustrator Leone Annabella Betts, it’s packed with the beautiful illustrations we’ve come to expect and nicely written in Father Christmas’ gentle, jovial storytelling style.

If you’re looking for ways to get your child excited about Christmas early, not to mention a little reminder about how important it is to be good, then this letter is well worth a look.  We’ve been told by many parents that they like to read our Santa letters as bedtime stories and we think this one is a particularly nice choice for that, as thoughts of friendly talking Christmas trees are nice to drift off to.  It’s a letter suitable for boys and girls and we hope they enjoy it.

For further Father Christmas story-letters, don’t forget to keep an eye on our “New” page, we’ve a couple more on the way.

New Full-Length Tooth Fairy Letter

Tooth Fairy Letter "Building a Fairy Path" We’ve added a new full-length letter to our little collection of letters from the Tooth Fairy, which we hope you will enjoy.

We’ve called this one “Building a Fairy Path” and it is all about how the Tooth Fairy uses the tooth she has just collected (from your child) to help make a white path into a magical forest.  The path is much-needed because the trees of the forest have a habit of moving around a lot which makes it very easy for travellers to get lost.

We think this letter is delightful – it’s packed with the usual magic and cute illustrations.  Another thumbs up from us to the creator of our letters, Leone Annabella Betts.  Like all our letters from the Tooth Fairy, “Building a Fairy Path” is suitable for any child who has lost a tooth and is due a visit.  As many of you already know, we ask that you share a link to the letter on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn before downloading it.  Thank you in advance to all those who do this – spreading the word is what keeps our little website going.

So what’s next?  We’ve got at least one more full-length Tooth Fairy letter coming before the year is out, but now that September is nearly upon us, our attention will naturally turn to Halloween then Christmas.  (Excitingly, this year’s full-length Father Christmas letters are being written and illustrated right this minute!)  For the next Tooth Fairy letter though, be sure to watch this page, or simply keep up with us on Facebook.

Tooth Fairy Letter Tied with Pink RibbonThere’s not much other news for now but we hope you have fun with the new letter and that you’ll visit us again soon.

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