Rhett makes friends with a reindeer

Would you like to go to Lapland? Five-year-old Rhett Long tells us all about seeing snow for the first time.

I went to Lapland with my Mama. It’s in Finland. We went in December. It was snowy and very cold. I had to wear a special warm suit, hat, scarf, gloves and boots.  

I had fun sliding down the slope, making a snowman, throwing snowballs and playing in the snow.  I had never seen snow before Lapland.

Having fun in the snow for the first time in Rhett’s life

I went on a sleigh pulled by reindeer and another sleigh pulled by husky dogs that went very fast.  My favourite animals are dogs and I loved petting the huskies.

While I was in Lapland I also met Santa three times.  I really enjoyed all of my holiday and would like to go back again.

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