First Day at the ELF center, Alfie met with all the elves from his village and from other parts of the world. They looked alike, but still not completely the same. Some were very tall, they came from Scandinavia. Others were short and dark. They came from Africa. They had a nice smile.
The first day was introduction day to the next 24. Each elf was asked to create a calendar showing 24 days. The Christmas calendar was one of the most important tool to prepare families and kids for Christmas. In some countries children would open a little window and find a chocolate behind. Others would have small gifts wrapped in coloured papers and hanged on a string. Each gift with a date. Other calendars would give the child a different story about Christmas. The ideas were numerous. Alfie and his friends needed to create…
Here is what Alfie and his friends made…It might inspire you.. You still have time!
Best wishes to all for the festive seasons..
Remember to count your blessings…A calendar of 24 blessings maybe?
Once upon a time, in the far and cold countries of Greenland lived a young elf called Alfie. He was short with huge ears, had red curly hair and a constant grin on his face. His parents were hoping that he would be hired to help Santa Claus during the festive seasons. They didn’t have much faith in his capabilities, not like his elder 3 brothers, whom have now started their own ELF company. Alfie was always happy, laughing, singing. But he didn’t like hard or tedious work. He wanted to have fun, most of the time.
But December 1st was approaching and Alfie need to take a decision. He was going to spend 24 days at the center for Christmas elves, a center where he would learn 24 things about Christmas. He had the choice to stay home, alone without his siblings whom were very busy with the ELF company, or spend 24 days with other elves like him. Alfie hated being alone, especially during December. 24 days wouldn’t be so bad, and maybe he would learn a thing or two that would be fun.
If you want to follow ALFIE in his search for Christmas fun, tune in every day and discover with Alfie a thing or two about Christmas. You might find some fun too…
Christmas has its magical charm, especially when kids are involved.
In 2 days a Christmas elf will be passing by our home with something for my two kids. The red Christmas stockings are in place. The letter of thank you is written by the 8 year old and the 6 year old. Even some mandarins are generously placed beside the stockings because the “elf will probably need some vitamins on his long tour”…
I wonder how many years of magic we still have in our home.. Soon kids will grow and will know. But i believe it has its charm. Magic is all around us if we dare to look. Growing up, our eyes become harder, our mind does not want to be deceived, we believe less in fairies, angels and elves.
Hanging on to magic must be a priority in life.
Nature is magic.
Birth is magic.
A flower blooming is magic.
A sunset is magic.
A laughter is magic.
A hug is magic.
So, whenever you need a push in your day, think of the magic around you and listen… an angel might be listening to you…