Whichever way you look at it Christmas is fast approaching. I thought it would be a good time to share a couple of traditions we do in our house. Now I can’t take all the credit for them. I did come across versions of these on the net a few years back but I have tinkered with them to suit us.
Every year on the 1st December we have an elf that comes to stay. He comes with a little notebook and a letter. I buy a little elf toy from the cheap shop. You need to write a letter of introduction from Santa, I usually do this on some Christmas themed paper. The letter goes something like this….
You have been chosen to be a part of our visiting elf program. I would like to introduce you to Frank. He will stay with you til Christmas Eve at which time he will return to the North Pole. As you can see Frank brought a notebook with him. This is to keep notes so Santa can decide who should be on the naughty list and who should be on the nice list….the nice list is a better place to be! You have to keep an eye on Frank as he has been known to be a bit mischievous.
Frank got up to trouble while he visited us last year. One morning we found him on the kitchen table with food wrappers all around him. Have some fun with your elf. Sit him under the Christmas tree with a bit of crumpled paper or in the bathroom with a can of shaving cream. Be sure to write notes in the book, it’s amazing what kids will do to be on the nice list!
Another thing that is nice to do is wrap a present or make up a small gift basket for someone you think deserves a surprise. Leave it on their doorstep or somewhere you know they will find it. This present also needs to be accompanied by a letter below.
You have been ELFED!
We think you deserve a special treat for being so great and doing……………….
Now it’s time to pass it on. Find someone you think is deserving and Elf them!
Have a great Christmas!
This is a fun way to spread some goodwill and make someone smile. It’s even better when you see their face and know it’s your little secret. After all we believe Christmas really is about happiness and showing you care.
Till next time