If you’re looking for a great last-minute Christmas gift idea, then you may like this free printable Christmas Pillowcase poem. Print it out and attach it to a special pillowcase to be used only on Christmas Eve!!
My oldest daughter turned 21 this year. Let me tell you, when people say that childhood goes by fast, they are NOT kidding. It seems like only a few years ago, they were pestering us to wake up at 4 am on Christmas morning to see “what Santa brought”. I miss so much those early years with the kids at Christmas so much (although I do not miss 4 am wake-up calls!).
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With three older kids (the youngest are 15 yr old twins) our Christmas traditions have evolved over the years, but many things have remained the same. Each year I’m always surprised by how important some of our simple traditions are for our kids.
One year I suggested skipping making gingerbread cookies and almost had a coup on my hands!
(As far as I know, the fabric on the pillowcase above is from an old Cotton + Steel collection; it is no longer for sale, just use any cute Christmas fabric instead!)
A Cute Idea for a Christmas Eve Tradition for Kids
A friend of mine introduced me to a fun new Christmas tradition several years ago. Her kids have special pillowcases that they use only on Christmas Eve! I thought it was such a clever idea and decided to incorporate the idea into our family Christmas eve traditions.
My kids were a bit too old for Santa at the time, but my nephews were not. They were 3 and 5 at the time, the perfect age for the “magic” of Christmas and Santa Claus.
I attached a tag to the pillowcases (also given to me by my friend) to explain the idea and tradition behind the pillowcases a bit more.
The Christmas Pillowcase Poem
Today I am going to share with you a free printable with the Christmas pillowcase poem on it. It reads:
“Each Christmas Eve I lay in bed I cannot fall asleep ‘Cuz Santa and his elves will bring some toys and games that beep! My brain is in a thinking mode I wiggle and I giggle Then I get my MAGIC CASE And slip it on my pillow. I close my eyes and start to dream Of gifts and sugar plums. Then all at once, my mother’s voice Tells me that Santa’s come. When you can’t sleep on Christmas Eve You toss and turn and wiggle Just slip this MAGIC PILLOW case over your soft pillow”
If you have been looking for a simple gift for a niece, nephew or grandchild, this may fit the bill. It’s simple, and who couldn’t use another pillowcase?”
How to Sew a Pillowcase
I stitched the pillowcase myself if you’d like to do that, you can follow this tutorial on my site to learn how to sew a custom pillowcase. If you don’t sew, no worries!! You can also use a purchased pillowcase.
All you need to do is tie the pillowcase up with a bit of baker’s twine or ribbon and attach the tag. I layered my tag with a bit of Christmas-themed scrapbook paper to give it a bit more detail.
How to Get the Free Printable
Simply fill out the form, and we will email you the printable. There are two pages. Each page features a different Santa skin tone.
More Free Christmas Printables:
Printable Tags for Handmade Gifts
Simple Neighbor Gift Idea & Printable
Christmas Project Planner Printable
Donna F says
what a great idea. i have never it before. in a couple years, i will have a great nephew ready for a pillowcase.
Wendy Hansen says
Thanks so much Melissa for sharing cute download. Our children are too old for this fun little pillow case and poem but I have been wracking my brain to find something for the neighbors kids. Welcome to Utah for the holidays, getting some snow where I live today. Happy Holidays and thanks again.
Karen McGuirt says
I cannot download any of your templates or tags for your Christmas pillow. I tried to copy and paste the address. What am I doing wrong?
Melissa Mortenson says
Just click where it says ” HOP ON OVER TO THE TEMPLATES page ” and read the instructions.
Dolores McCune says
Adorable and Love!!! Where did you get the adorable Santa Print?
I’m sure it’s something that I’ve done or not done. I have registered and re-registered to get the password for downloading the pillowcase poem template. I haven’t gotten the email with the password in it, even though I keep getting the message that I am already enrolled. Help. I really want to do this for my little friends for Christmas.
Bonnie Kreizinger says
I can’t find where to download and print Christmas pillow case poem?
Diana Lopes says
Wow, this is so adorable!! Thank you for sharing the printable with us, I’ll definitely have it printed <3
Carolyn Steuermann says
I liked your page via the box for download and I’m still waiting for the download. Nice idea.
Anna McaFadden says
I love this! Thanks so much for sharing. Merry Christmas!