When I was a little girl, my dad always seemed to go out of his way to make Santa Claus and Christmas fun. I remember always putting out cookies for Santa and celery sticks for the reindeer. And one year, Santa even tracked in soot through the house (amazingly he wears the same size as my dad…) when he brought our presents in. I knew when my kids were old enough for traditions, we would be starting our own to give them memories just as great as mine. So when Aiden was old enough to sit with me and read books, we started the Christmas tradition of reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve. He enjoys it for the rhyming words and fun pictures of Santa, but I love it for that classic Christmas feel and happiness it brings. I have the best memories of sitting in pajamas that first year and watching his eyes light up at the pictures and my heart light up with love. To continue the traditions and memories, we have added something new this year and can’t wait to share it with you. Meet our three wonderful Elf Magic elves- Cinnamon, Felix, and Jingle!
The journey with Elf Magic begins when you and your children write a letter to Santa, asking if he would send an elf (or one for each child) to stay with your family from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Then a special elf (different genders, hair colors, and skin tones) will arrive for you at home with a unique name from Santa. He or she comes with magical North Pole Snowflakes, a poem about your elf and why they are there, and then some tips from Santa. Each elf also comes in their own soft bag that they can hide in, sleep in, and travel in.
We sat down with the boys, let them tell us what to write to Santa, and had them sign their own names with help. We stuck it in an envelope and sent it to work with Daddy (who’s a mailman) expecting wonderful things.
And just as expected, Santa delivered a few days later with a letter to the boys. Aiden was so excited that Santa took the time to write him a letter and trusted him with an elf of his very own to care for. We read the poem together and went through the list of Santa’s tips. A few of the tips we liked:
– Elves are scared of dogs, so keep them safe and away from the canines.
– Sometimes elves will be found in their bags, maybe with a gift for you!
– Elves will need to return to the North Pole on Christmas Eve to help deliver gifts.
– Sometimes elves can return for special events like birthdays or the first day of school.
Every night, you place your elf (or elves) on the kitchen counter and give them crackers and water. The crackers remind them of the crunch of the snow and the water reminds them of the melted snowflakes from the North Pole. You then sprinkle them with North Pole Snowflakes so they can magically come to life at night and have fun adventures called Elfcapades.
And oh the fun your elves will have! Every morning the boys race in to find their elves and see what Elfcapades they have been on the night before. The elves were homesick and found comfort in the freezer, repelled down the fireplace, got crazy with stickers, and even had a marshmallow hot tub in the bathroom. Here are just a few of our elves’ Elfcapades!
There were two things that I loved about Elf Magic elves that I couldn’t find elsewhere. First, your elves come with a poem that talks about the birth of Christ and the real reason for Christmas. If you celebrate Hanukkah, they have a Hanukkah version available as well, called Hanukkah Helpers. But my favorite thing about Elf Magic elves is that your children can cuddle and snuggle with them without fear that they will lose their magic. In fact, snuggling with the elves is even encouraged so your child can bond with them and look forward to them magically reappearing next year at Thanksgiving time! Reese loves to take his Felix everywhere.
So if you’re ready to start a new tradition with your family this Holiday season, add some Elf Magic to your home and write Santa for your elves today! Santa wants everyone to enjoy the holidays with his Elf Magic Elf Friends this year and so he has released some more travel tickets for a few special friends… read on for a wonderful deal when you visit the Elf Magic website.
Fill your sleigh with Elf Magic products valued at $30.00 or more per order.
Once your sleigh is loaded, enter the Promo Code: PASSPORT
Choose your free Elf: 10′ Blonde Boy or 10″ Black Hair/Light Skin Girl
In the “Source” section type “Happenings of the Harper Household”
Offer Good:11/27/13 -12/2/13
Online Orders ONLY