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I’m the Mama of three young kids and we live in London with my husband and two cats. I mainly blog about things that make children smile, get very excited, or find totally amazing … without taking up too much effort on your part!  I hope you enjoy …

Community Landing Strip For Father Christmas - International Elf Service

Community Landing Strip For Father Christmas

How about joining up with other families for an amazingly magical experience – to make a community landing strip to guide Father Christmas to your street or area? Make it as small or big as an event as you like. It could involve just close friends, neighbours, your village … however you want to do it.

You really don’t want to risk Father Christmas getting lost (or worse, crash) at the critical moment! It’s super easy to do: you just pop tea lights into empty jam jars, and lay them out in ‘run way’ lines.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if this was done all over the country, the world?

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Printable – click on the image to download. Ready to print and share. Or pass this link on to any friends or neighbours you would like to invite to join in. Remember you’ll need to disguise your writing!

 

 

You can write on the invitation whatever you like …

Where: By the big white house on Canal Street.

Time: Christmas Eve at 4:30pm

Bring: Jam Jar, Candle and a Mug of Hot Chocolate

 

 

The kids will love all the excitement and festive community spirit. Christmas Eve is so magical for them, and to be part of something like this will definitely get lodged in their childhood Christmas memory bank. Very firmly.

 

 

How about making a really big deal out of it, and getting some sparklers, hot chocolate and mulled wine on the go? Go easy on the mulled wine though, or you won’t spot little Johnny setting fire to either his gloves, or little Sally’s hair.

 

 

Enjoy a big lighting ceremony, and then get all the kids to lay their lights down on the ground to make the landing strip. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t perfect, or straight. As long as there’s enough room for the Sleigh, and the reindeer to come bouncing in if when FC misjudges the speed.

He rarely flies straight anyway. And last year all hell broke loose when he went wildly off course (due to an issue with Rudolph’s antler), and crashed into the Sleigh Shed. The question is … will the Sleigh be fixed in time for this Christmas Eve?

 

 

Then all you need to do, is really enjoy beautiful smiley excited faces, before going home to get ready for THE VISIT of the year …

 

 

Don’t forget to leave a little something out for him. You really don’t want a dehydrated and starving Santa on your conscience.

 

And if you’re lucky, he may leave you with some pressies and a little note!

 

 


Magical moments for you and your child to share

 

Take your children on a magical journey with these unique, hand-drawn letters from two of the most magical places on earth … the North Pole and Fairyland.

Hide them among the bills and junk mail, lay them on the table first thing in the morning, stashed among the toys, or snuggled up in their bed. You choose where your children find the letters, to create a magical family tradition the kids will love!

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“The best Christmas idea ever.” – Charlie Condou (Actor)

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“These were the best things I have ever (and I mean ever) ordered!!
I’ve never seen the magic or happiness last so long x”

– Jolene (August 2017)

 

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If your child believes in Father Christmas and you want to keep the magic for as long as possible, There are new Christmas Letter Bundles each year.


 

Come and join us on Facebook, or find us over on Christmas Traditions & Magic For Children for all year round festive chat.

Emily x
FAIRY FOOTER

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Magical moments for you and your child to share

Sign up for your FREE Fairy Printable

 

Download your FREE Guide To Making Christmas Eve More Magical

 

Ways To Make Christmas Eve More Magical! A Guide by the International Elf Service

 

 Sign up for the International Elf Service Magical Newsletter

“The best Christmas idea ever.” – Charlie Condou (Actor)

***

“These were the best things I have ever (and I mean ever) ordered!!
I’ve never seen the magic or happiness last so long x”

– Jolene (August 2017)

 

order-now-buttonFree Delivery To UK

 

If your child believes in Father Christmas and you want to keep the magic for as long as possible, There are new Christmas Letter Bundles each year.

Come and join us on Facebook, or find us over on Christmas Traditions & Magic For Children for all year round festive chat.

Emily x

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