… a fantastical Advent Letter Christmas Tradition
It’s a cold, wintry evening in London on the last night of November. The skies are clear and the stars are twinkling like sparkly fairy lights on a Christmas tree. The air is crisp, the coats and scarves are tightly wrapped around shivering figures, and everyone is crossing their fingers for just a hint of snow to fall and complete the magical Christmas scene.
Inside a very tall, thin terraced house, the last of the embers burn in the fireplace, the mistletoe hangs impatiently and love-struck on the mantlepiece, and the drained mugs of hot chocolate with marshmallows sit waiting for an early morning rinse.
All the family is tucked up in bed, sleeping quietly and expectant.
And then …
… a whisper of a whooshing sound is heard ever so faintly. No one stirs, but something fantastical has appeared as if by Christmas magic, hiding itself in a secret spot to be discovered by excited fingers and eager eyes. A letter from the the North Pole – a personal message from the Christmas Elves that smells very slightly of cinnamon and oranges!
Welcome to the magical world of the International Elf Service and its Gold Award-winningly original Christmas tradition of Personalised Advent letters written by the Elves at the North Pole. These enchanting missives arrive mysteriously all around your home, ready for your children to search, find, shriek with joy and read together. What a wonderful way to bring Christmas magic into your home.
Each letter opens a door into the Elf world at Christmas time – describing a special part of the lives of the Elves at the North Pole and their festive happenings and seasonal hijinks. There’s one letter for each day of Advent, a map of the Elves Christmas Village and even a letter from Father Christmas to add to the excitement. All together they form a magical Christmas story which can be read either quietly in a corner or loudly and enthusiastically to the whole family. (And it’s a great way to get the kids up a little earlier for school!)
And the best thing is, you don’t need a Christmas Elf to enjoy any of the International Elf Service letters (although if you do have your own family elf from the North Pole who visits every morning, they’re more than welcome to help with the delivery methods!). They can simply be delivered by Christmas magic … perhaps turning up as an extra Christmas tree decoration, leaning against the windowsill, in between the toothbrushes, or even tucked inside a shoe or hidden in the cereal box!
With the help of the International Elf Service and the Personalised Christmas Elf Letters from the North Pole children get the chance to meet a whole gang of different elves, and even get to know each of their individual personalities. There’s …
Elfie, the chief letter writer who’s extremely chatty and always overexcited about everything to do with Advent and Christmas … and just adores writing personalised letters to children!
Marty, who loves pranks, inventions, experiments and sweets! He’s always up to something naughty!
Lyra, another Christmas Elf who’s a total whizz at computers and is super cool. She’s quite new to the North pole but has already installed some totally mega-whizzy computerised stuff to speed up the Christmas creations.
Brain Brian Brain, another newbie elf who’s rather forgetful but totally loveable. He’s the trainee Chef for Mother and Father Christmas but gets into a terrible muddle with his words and his recipes!
Jenny, the north pole gardener who makes sure the Teetle-fums, Stocking Bottom trees and Fizzy Whizzies vines grow beautifully and as quickly as possible!
Lily, the most organised of all the Christmas Elves, whose famous “Important Lists” make sure the Elves in the North Pole get everything done in time for Christmas Eve.
Dani, who mends just about everything, from The Sleigh’s overflowing hot chocolate machine to a pipe mix up between the porridge dispenser and the recycled reindeer poo tubes. Urgh!
Stan, the Chief Miner in the Cinnamon Mine where the all-important cinnamon bark is harvested from the North Pole’s magical underground tree roots.
Dave The Stitch, who makes Father Christmas’ Christmas Eve uniform in Pine Needle Lodge! Each year he adds in a special “extra” such as Inflatable Underwear (for any unforeseen sea landings) or several deep pockets for the cans of quick release Anti-Stick Spray (so Father Christmas never gets stuck in a tight chimney). It’s Dave the Stitch that makes sure The Big Delivery itself always goes as smoothly as possible!
And while meeting this amazing team of Christmas Elves, all the lucky children who receive the International Elf Service personalised Advent letters also get to find out all about the Christmas Village at the North Pole. They’ll learn about who lives in Christmas Cabin, the characters at the Reindeer Shelter, Soap-Sud cabin and which treats they can buy at Mistletoe Stores. And, best of all, they’ll discover what happens at the Elves Workshop – how the Magical Wind Machine isn’t just a set of cogs, wheels and puffs of sparkle, but an intriguing internal and external communication system with one branch in each North Pole department that makes sure everything works together to deliver letters instantly and with absolutely no time delay (even if sometimes it can get blocked with Brussel sprouts, Christmas pyjamas, or extra cosy snow slippers!).
All in all, the International Elf Service’s personalised Advent letters are the most wonderful Christmas Tradition to help you bring even more magic, joy and family togetherness into your home at this extra special time of year.
Get your Christmas Magic Sorted and join us on this wonderfully magical Christmas Journey each year.