During the holidays last year, I heard a lot of talk about the elves that were apparently visiting the homes of my friends. It took me a while to figure out the point of these elves, but when I finally realized how fun it was to pretend that the elves came to life at night, it was too late for us to start the tradition here. The elves seemed like a great addition to the magic of Christmas.
We decided to start the elf tradition this year with an Elf Magic Elf. Elf Magic is the original Christmas Elf tradition and has been around for 50 years. They have several adorable elves available to come visit your children during the Christmas season.
Right before Thanksgiving I asked Rylie and Bryce if they would like to have one of Santa's magical elves come stay with us during the month of December. Of course they did! I told Rylie that she had to write a letter asking Santa to send one of his elves our way, and the next day, her letter was ready to mail. She even drew a picture of our house so that the elf would know where to go!
We were heading out of town for a few days over Thanksgiving weekend, so before we left, we put out a snack of crackers and ice water with the hope that it would lure one of Santa's elves to our house. Why crackers and ice water? Because Elves' favorite snack is a reminder of their snowy home – the ice water is melting North Pole Snowflakes and the crackers sound like crunching snow!
When we arrived back home after our trip, guess what we found? Our elf! And what a messy elf he is! He ate his snack and left cracker crumbs all over the place. Rylie and Bryce didn't care, though, they were so excited to see him!
Our elf came with a scroll, and when we opened it up, we found out that his name is Dylan. The paper gave us some information on how to take care of Dylan and how to make him come to life. Of course the first thing Rylie did with Dylan was take his clothes off (what is it with kids and doll clothes?), and then we found the snowflake over his heart. (That's how you tell you have a genuine Elf Magic Elf.)
The kids love hanging out with Dylan during the day! He gets to play with them and go on all kinds of adventures. His favorite times are TV time with Rylie and playtime with Bryce.
I thought the kids might be a little freaked out by the thought of this elf coming to life during the night, but they seemed really excited. They woke up that next morning to find the end result of Dylan's first Elfcapade...apparently he took Bryce's ride-on train on a joyride and knocked a few things over in the house. That crazy elf!
The next morning we woke up to find Dylan hiding behind the kids' movies, and the day after that we found him in Rylie's Little People airplane, stuck on the top of the TV. Apparently Dylan likes going for wild and crazy rides.
Rylie and Bryce are having so much fun with Dylan already. Each night before they go to bed they put out Dylan's snack and sprinkle his Magic North Pole Snowflakes on him, since that is what brings him to life...
...and then they head off to bed, wondering what Dylan's next Elfcapade will be. Stay tuned to hear more about our Elf Magic this holiday season!
To learn more about Elf Magic and this fun tradition, visit Elf Magic online. You can also connect with Elf Magic on Facebook and Twitter to hear about the fun Elfcapades that Santa's elves have been on.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the Elf Magic Elf at no cost, so that my family could join in on this fun family tradition. No other compensation was received.
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