Every year at Christmas, my kids put a Santa plate on the mantlepiece above the fireplace for Santa and Rudolph, to make sure that they aren’t forgotten at Christmas.

We always put a carrot and a mince pie on our plate for Santa; as well as a little tipple of something for him, just to make sure that he doesn’t get too thirsty on this long night of present drop offs. Anything from a Sherry, to a beer. Santa likes a little bit of alcohol to help him through the night.

This year, our plate will have a special addition to it; our free printable so that we can add a little colour to the mantlepiece!

This free printable offers a cover for a standard dinner plate so that you can add the carrot, mince pie and drink to your santa plate with a little bit of Christmas decoration and cheer.

We even have a black and white version so that the kids can colour one in for Santa, making it all that more special for everyone.

Having your children colour it in adds that little bit of extra something for Santa.

We have a great collection of other Christmas printables on the site, to go alongside this Santa plate, including free Christmas gift tags and Christmas scavenger hunt cards.

Don’t forget to check out the Christmas board we have on Pinterest for other ideas for you over the festive period:

Follow Helen Neale – KiddyCharts’s board Love Christmas with Kids on Pinterest.

If you don’t want to print this now, then do pin it for later so that when the time comes you have it, and the other free printables we have on the blog suitable for Christmas.

Christmas for the kids isn't quite there without a santa plate for Christmas Eve on the mantlepiece. Pop your carrot, drink and mince pie on our free Christmas Plate printable!