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    • soblivion
    • By soblivion 22nd Aug 08, 1:29 PM
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    Fantastic tradition for little ones
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    • 22nd Aug 08, 1:29 PM
    Fantastic tradition for little ones 22nd Aug 08 at 1:29 PM
    I thought this was so brilliant, http://organizedchristmas.com/magic-elf-holiday-tradition I don't have anyone to do it for but thought you'd like to see anyway.
    For the life of me I can't seem to find any elves online except the American link on here to buy - such a shame. Maybe the crafties amongst you could make one.
    You could box it all up and give as a gift in October or November for relations with little ones too with a note for parents explaining the idea.
    Such a shame I can't find any bloomin elves.:rolleyes: (maybe they're all helping santa)
    I've seen parents make little boots and scarves etc. while the elf is visiting to give them as a gift and taking the elf on days out. Quite magical for children I thought.
    All the printables are on the link too.

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    Last edited by Former MSE Wendy; 18-11-2008 at 6:50 PM.
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    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 28th Nov 08, 10:05 AM
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    feel free to copy the snow idea. if you go to magical elf site the sell pots of it for i think $17 (and if you read on the site it is hole punched paper!) as i said i hole punched somepaper, and added some polystyrene (small) balls, got a plastic bag (bit bigger than money bag, had sequins in) and put them all in it. i wrote on the bag in permant marker pen "megic elf snow" and then put seloptape over all 4 sides and the writing. I am NOT pickingup loose balls of snow every day.



    the elf reports are A5 thereabouts, they have name, age, boy/girl at the top, then a bit that says report notes and laods of lines, at the bottom it says additional notes for santa, leave presents yes/no signed........ elf.


    sleeping bag - i've stitched a flannel to make a pocket, BUT i am open to other peoples ideas to make it better.
    Last edited by yummy-mummy-amy; 28-11-2008 at 10:25 AM.
  • PINKIE1
    feel free to copy the snow idea. if you go to magical elf site the sell pots of it for i think $17 (and if you read on the site it is hole punched paper!) as i said i hole punched somepaper, and added some polystyrene (small) balls, got a plastic bag (bit bigger than money bag, had sequins in) and put them all in it. i wrote on the bag in permant marker pen "megic elf snow" and then put seloptape over all 4 sides and the writing. I am NOT pickingup loose balls of snow every day.



    the elf reports are A5 thereabouts, they have name, age, boy/girl at the top, then a bit that says report notes and laods of lines, at the bottom it says additional notes for santa, leave presents yes/no signed........ elf.


    sleeping bag - i've stitched a flannel to make a pocket, BUT i am open to other peoples ideas to make it better.
    Originally posted by yummy-mummy-amy
    I used christmas stocking to make my sleeping bags.I undid the stitching then cut the material into rectangles then stiched them up.the red felt from the top of the stocking i made a pillow with and stiched this to the bag.then i used glitter glue to write name on.it looks lovely.
  • fletty
    I've been on all weekend preparing for our elf to arrive on Monday. Only discovered about them on Wed ordered one of ebay that night. Sent the letter from sants explainng what's happening to my kids on Friday morning and thats all they've talked about littlest so excited he wouldn't goto bed! Went shoppng on Saturday and got 2 lovely red teatowels to make a pillow and blanket for his bed which I spent all last night hand stiching, I also got a lovely christmas stocking with santas face on to make a travelng bag for him to arrive in.
    My daughter wanted to know all sorts of things about our elf and wrote a note to him and put it up the chimmney so i spent another hour composing a reply and printing out stationary.
    I think I'm more excited then the kids are!!!!
    This is a picture of our elf unfortunatley we couldn't decide on a name untill we'd drank a bottle of wine so its 'peppermint sparkle ankles'. How's all your preperations going and what sort of things will they get up to?
    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 30th Nov 08, 11:16 AM
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    i couldnt think of a xmasy name for ours and wanted something little 1 would remember so he is called bertie elfkins. his passport is made, his bag of snow is made (see above posts), his bed is made, his introduction letter is printed, i have taken a photo of him and his passport to go in our "elf journal" (a4 notebook, i intend to write down what he does etc!). his elf report is printed, just got to sort out him getting here tomorrow..... i think i may have him appear on my sofa once the kids are in bed tonight!!!!

    as for adventures, his 1st is putting up the xmas tree and decs whilst kids are at playschool and school tomorrow. then we will see what happens!
  • fletty
    Peppermint will appear in the fireplace with his ntroduction letter, passport and journal (autograph book from the pound shop) in his traveling bag. No elf report yet printer started to play up - got some snow from the pound shop too it's a big bag full of glitter and plastic snow. Hope the kids keep excited - are you going to let them touch Bertie or will you keep him out of the way?
  • growingafamily
    The DVD lol.
    My poor husband, dressed as Santa, stood in our loft (it has a red brick wall on one side) where our 3 yr old has never been, surrounded by tinsel etc LOL
    Just saying hello and telling DS that he knows being good is sometimes hard for a little boy of 3 so he is sending some help in the form of his Elf, Soren. He will be there to fill out an elf report and to help our family put a twinkle into our Christmas !
    Also that as his sister Rosie is only a baby he is sending a baby elf to keep her company each year until she is 3 and old enough to look after her own Elf.
  • growingafamily
    Told him to put a sherbert lemon under the tree and in the morning he'll be there.
    (Our elf will eat sherbert lemons !! LOL)
    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 30th Nov 08, 12:49 PM
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    bless i like the idea of the dvd, but as i found out at a concert the other night it doesnt record sound!!!

    not sure if i'm going to them touch bertie or not. in "the elf rules" it does say that he's not a toy to be played with BUT can be touched as long as an adult is present.
  • fletty
    where did you get your elf rules? did ypu just make them up or are they posted somewhere?
    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 30th Nov 08, 6:14 PM
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    yummy-mummy-amy
    i made them up -

    the elf is NOT a toy, therefore it cant be played with

    the elf can only be touched when an adult is present

    the elf needs to be put in his sleeping bag near the christmas tree at night and needs his bag of magic elf snow put in with him,

    the elf MUST be kept away from the dogs at all times or he will return to santa

    the elf needs a pinch of food on a plate each day

    on christmas eve, the elf and all of his belongings need to be put in the kitchen for santa to find and take back to the north pole



    again, feel free to copy them, and alter as you need,


    here's bertie and his sleeping bag (now the foot of an old stocking), his passport, elf journal, elf reports, intorduction letter and magic snow.
    Last edited by yummy-mummy-amy; 30-11-2008 at 6:38 PM.
    • ambernora
    • By ambernora 30th Nov 08, 7:30 PM
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    I can't wait for tomorrow. Jelly, Jingle and Jasper are coming. We started the elf tradition last year so my dd's are expecting them and have done nothing but talk about them all week. The elves will be arriving in a foam sleigh, with a mailbox to communicate with Santa, passports, letter from Santa, a sleeping bag and a notebook. This year I have decided that the elves will leave crafts for the kids to do after school(if we have time), as well as a gift.
    • maria and the imps
    • By maria and the imps 30th Nov 08, 9:11 PM
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    maria and the imps
    i have just found this thred and now i'm sooooo excited, spent the last hour looking for an elf pattern and all i could find was this one http://www.canadianliving.com/crafts/kids_crafts/the_elfs_gift_3.phpbut it seems a little time consuming and i really want the little elf to arrive soon. may have to have a search through all the piles of teddies and stuff will put it on my to do list for tommorrow
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  • fletty
    i have just found this thred and now i'm sooooo excited, spent the last hour looking for an elf pattern and all i could find was this one http://www.canadianliving.com/crafts/kids_crafts/the_elfs_gift_3.phpbut it seems a little time consuming and i really want the little elf to arrive soon. may have to have a search through all the piles of teddies and stuff will put it on my to do list for tommorrow
    xxxx
    Originally posted by maria and the imps
    Hi maria and the imps - I was in pets at home yesterday and they had a really cute hat with elf ears attached that would go great on a cuddley toy to make your elf, I've looked on their site but can't find it.
    HTH

    Yummy mummy amy - your stuff looks great we've made our own rules and put them in the front of the journal. Peppermint is allready in his travelling bag (half a xmas stocking) with his matching bag (toe of the stocking). We watched The polar express tonight and had to explain our elf was a special elf from the bear makers section as they were expecting Peppermint to look like the elfs on the film!!!
    Can't wait till tomorrow
    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 30th Nov 08, 10:07 PM
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    disney store have loads of characters dressed as elfs from about 7. my 2 know nothing, apart from 3yr old asked for an elf in his letter to santa. eldest wants a reindeer. 1 will be arriving b4 xmas 4 a few days.

    can you not buy some red/green felt and make a t-shirt shape and then glue triangles around the neck and bottom?
    • ambernora
    • By ambernora 1st Dec 08, 8:27 AM
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    Well I have 2 excited DD's today. The elves arrived with a book of photo's from last year. My 5yr old has been flicking through it all morning laughing about what the elves got up to last year. It has been a struggle getting them to leave the elves alone to get ready for school.
    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 1st Dec 08, 12:59 PM
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    my eldest was upset that we only had 1 elf, but he had said if we got an elf he would beat it up. both are really happy and told the kids in playground. whilst they were at playschool/school this morning bertie put the xmas tree up and managed 2 fall - hes hanging upside down in branches! lol!

    the thing that has amazed 3yr old is that he has used my camera on a tripod, which he didnt no we had!
  • fletty
    My kids were really excited they flew down stars this morning, peppermnt had left a note in his journal telling them he'd left a surprise in their wardrobe (advent calenders) you thnk they'd won the lottery. Think i may be linched by the other mums when i go and pick up ds as her nan said that's all she talked about on the way to school!
    We'll see what happens when she comes in.
    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 1st Dec 08, 5:37 PM
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    Think i may be linched by the other mums when i go and pick up ds as her nan said that's all she talked about on the way to school!
    LOL! i maybe as well, he told all school friends at playtime, so i dred to think of the questions i'm going to get tomorrow!
  • Charlie1986
    aww this is a lovely idea. I saw an elf outfit for a teddy in 'build a bear' shop. It even says santa's helper on it! I think it was about 8
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  • PINKIE1
    HAVE A LOOK ON THIS LINK http://www.elf-magic.com/ THERE ARE SOME GREAT IDEAS ESPECIALLY THE ELFCAPADES SECTION. LAST NIGHT OUR ELVES DECORATED THE KIDS ROOMS AND MADE THEM LOOK LIKE A WINTER WONDERLAND,MY 10 YEAR OLD HELPED ME MAKE SNOWFLAKES WHICH WE HUNG FROM THE CEILINGS, WE PUT UP FAIRY LIGHTS ,SMALL TREES,AND PUT OUT CUDDLY CHRISTMAS BEARS AND LOTS OF TINSEL.THEY BOTH LOVED IT THIS MORNING WHEN THEY GOT UP TO THIS AND NOW BELIEVE THE ELVES ARE REALLY MAGIC,AND CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT THEY GET UP TO TONIGHT.
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