I don’t think it’s any secret that Christmas is one of my most favourite times of the year. There’s just something about it that makes me feel all fuzzy and warm inside. It’s starting to become a lot more magical, especially with the boys getting to enjoy it with us now. They are both still a little young to totally ‘get it’ but Toby definitely knew something was different last year and I suspect he’ll be much more aware this year.
So this year we’ll be doing letters to and from Father Christmas and starting our very own traditions. Christmas Eve boxes filled with goodies and I think this year Toby, and possibly Teddy, might like to get to know ‘An Elf For Christmas’.
I first came across these cute elves at BlogOn in Manchester a few weeks ago and I knew there and then it was one of those things I wanted to do with the boys; not only to start a new tradition, but also give myself a chance to get a little bit more creative that I currently am.
This little elf will be getting into mischief all while keeping an eye on Toby in the lead up to Christmas (and maybe throughout the year!) and they’ll be sending daily reports back to Father Christmas. If they’re good the elves will be rewarding the boys, but if they’re not they’ll end up on the naughty list and no child wants that!
This gorgeous elf set obviously comes with an elf; you can choose either a boy or a girl. These are limited edition toys that are unique to ‘An Elf For Christmas’ and they are so adorable. They’re super soft with velcro on the hands so you can wrap them around things (handy) and they’re dressed very traditionally in festive colours and our boy is wearing the cutest dungarees with a super smile on his face.
Included is an arrival letter from ‘Santa’ which tells the kids why the elf is there (perfect opportunity for you add a few bits in if you want them to be super good) and it’s designed to be personalised with your child’s name which I always think is a really lovely touch.
There are also report cards so good behaviour can be monitored but there are also two ‘warning cards’ in case you need to wave the ‘naughty list’ around a little bit. And since there are two letter templates we can definitely draw up a letter to send to the North Pole this year.
Not only that but there are also some cute elf stickers, which Toby will absolutely love as he’s really into stickers at the moment. And not to miss are the nice list certificates and thank you card! One other little feature I really like about ‘An Elf For Christmas’ is that you can register your elf and you’ll receive personalised emails from Santa Claus himself (yes, really!).
Obviously this is a little bit like elf on the shelf but with ‘An Elf For Christmas’ there really is no pressure to do something with them every day. It’s purely an idea to promote good behaviour in the lead up to Christmas and I find these much less scary and weird looking! I love that these elves are smiley, inviting and just all round cute – and they have their own little book; ‘Elf’s First Adventure’.
It’s about an elf who helps Santa prepare for Christmas and then heads out on his own adventure to spread Christmas magic, fun and kindness. He finds a little girl and little boy who can’t wait to welcome him into their home. It’s such a lovely book and one I’ll definitely be reading to the boys throughout December. It’s a rhyming book with a good flow and one that will really engage the kids!
If you’d like to make Christmas super magical this year with ‘An Elf For Christmas’ then I have the chance for you to win your very own elf!
*I was sent this product in return for a review. All views and opinions are my own.