I think the picture is worth a 1000 words! Cookies for Santa.....every year we leave out cookies for Santa. Sometimes we even put out carrots (we leave the carrots outside) for the reindeer. I remember one year when my son was young we found reindeer prints in the snow on the deck and most of the carrots had been eaten! There is so much anticipation from the kids when choosing which cookies to put on the plate for Santa and the joy and look on their faces when they get up in the morning and see the proof that Santa visited our house during the night!