Last Christmas season we started a family tradition of having a special elf spend time with us to help us celebrate the Christmas holiday season. Last year Maddy (our elf) returned with Santa to the North Pole on Christmas Eve to help deliver presents.
It was such a hoot to have Maddy with us for that month. From the time she arrived all the way through Christmas Eve she truly became part of the family. Every night we left out water and crackers (they remind her of melted snow and the crunch of snow under her feet) and sprinkle magical North Pole snowflakes on her that will bring her to life while we are asleep. And boy did she do crazy things while we were asleep. From climbing the Christmas tree to hiding in a stocking, we never quite knew what we would find each morning.
Every once in a while, the elves just can’t wait until Thanksgiving to come visit their families. The Elf Magic Boy and Girl Elves travel year-round to surprise children coast to coast. Perhaps dressed in khakis or bathing suit and sandals, the friendly Elves have been known to pop in for a birthday, a sleepover at Grandma’s or over summer vacation. For these surprise Elfcapades, a Clause-it full of seasonal Elfits is needed. Happily, Elf Magic has a stylish wardrobe of beachwear, denim, daywear and formalwear to clothe the Elves no matter the month or occasion.
I think every parent to a young child can relate ~ some times you just need that elf around with the “threat/promise” to report back to Santa. My daughter is in a phase where she likes to argue with me (wow, with a mom who is a lawyer who would have guessed, lol). Maddy decided to come visit us this summer just to check in. My daughter’s eyes lit up when her December pal popped in to hang out. Maddy loves to hang out at the pool, but it is just too cold in the North Pole. So she brought all her pool gear to our house to spend some quality time with Big Sister.
It worked out great as Big Sister had just started preschool. They had a “getting to know you” week where they brought in their 3 favorite things for show and tell. Big Sister brought Maddy with her and made sure to tell her friends that it was the “real Maddy” who works for Santa. They had such a blast while she was visiting and we can’t wait for Maddy to come back this Thanksgiving.
The secret to a successful mid-year Elf visit is to make sure they are dressed in a non-holiday Elfit to match the mood of the moment. A Sweet Dreams Flannel Nightgown ($17) or Fun & Play Khaki ($5) Elfits are ideal for surprise visits on a spring break or camp sleepover. Elf Magic has created adorable choices for boy and girl Elves to lounge, linger and leap with joy when visiting their favorite girl or boy.
To learn more about this tradition, that has actually been around for around fifty years, be sure to visit Elf Magic. You will learn all about this tradition, view some other elf sightings, and read all about their Elfcapades.