I wanted to start blogging this month about different traditions I've been reading about since our family is still fresh and getting the hang of this holiday stuff. Serenity is two this year so she will be excited but still not quite sure about some things. But better to start or find out about them now so I'll be ready for next year.
The First tradition I wanted to share about that I plan on doing next year with her is the Elf Magic one, which I will combine with the Elf on a Shelf one!
Elf Magic is the timeless Christmas-Elf tradition that has created special memories for countless children and families. When considering Christmas traditions that bring the season to life, it’s natural to conjure up stories of Santa. Elf Magic Elves have something different in mind – they encourage an upbeat Christmas animated through nightly adventures and daily play to help children instill memories, have fun and reinforce the true meaning of Christmas and family values. We hope you and your family gain as much pleasure from Elf Magic as we have.
The Elves are very busy, so asking Santa early allows plenty of time for the Elves to finish their work at the North Pole! Simply write a letter to Santa asking him to reserve a special Elf to visit and spend Christmas at your home. Crackers and water are the tasty treat that helps lure an Elf Magic Elf to the home – so be sure the child puts them out at night while he or she waits for the Elf to arrive… the Elf will want at least one serving a night. Why crackers and water, you might wonder? The crackers sound like crunching snow, and the water is melted North Pole Snowflakes, of course!
- To the surprise of the child, an Elf “Magically” appears at your home between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That is… once the Elf has finished all of his or her work at the North Pole. Be sure to check for the snowflake on the Elf’s heart placed there by Santa, himself – that’s how you’ll know it’s an authentic Elf Magic elf!
- An Elf Magic Elf brings with him a poem, which explains his or her visit, and North Pole Snowflakes, which the child sprinkles on the Elf each night to bring him to life – allowing the Elf to go on all types of adventures! The Elf hides for the child to find the next morning. Wonder where he might hide first?
- All the fun doesn’t just happen at night – Elf Magic Elves love to go with you on all of your adventures throughout the day. Their visit is only for a short time, so playing with the Elf Magic Elf makes the visit even more special and creates family memories that will last a lifetime.
- On Christmas Day, the child discovers the Elf has returned to the North Pole, and though sad to see the Elf go, he or she knows their special friend will magically return the following year to celebrate Christmas again. Besides, since a whole year is too long for some Elves to stay away, they occasionally drop back in briefly for birthdays and other special celebrations, with the parents’ permission, of course!
And the Elf on the Shelf is pretty much an Elf that is in view of your child that watches him or her and “reports” back to Santa if the child is being naughty or nice! Very nice for getting them to clean up their toys before bed of listen when the back talk starts flying.