The kids are my greatest critics – they’re as sharp as knives, with imaginations bigger than anything else in the world. If I get their seal of approval, then that’s very high praise indeed …

This is what the grown-ups say …

  • "My daughter’s face yesterday morning was priceless. I hid the letter in her homework diary and she found it when packing her bag up in the morning. I heard the shriek from upstairs 😂 The other two girls at school were ecstatic, it’s funny how much joy you get from seeing them. What a wonderful thing you create. You’ve made myself and my husband so happy and 3 little girls incredibly excited. "

    – Gillian (Dec, 2018)

  • " The letters have been a big hit this end, now my children realise there is one each day they have started searching for it when they get up. The letter is delivered for when the children wake in our house. The letters have been such fun. I can’t wait for them to see that it is from a different Elf tomorrow. "

    – Sarah (Dec, 2018)

  • "We have been delivering these letters to a young person in our care for 3 years now. He turned 11 this year and thought that the Elves might not deliver to him any more because “he’s too old”. He was delighted when the first one appeared this year and yelled “Yeeessss! I didn’t think I’d get any this year, best surprise EVER!” So thank you for continuing to bring the joy 😃🎅❤️xx "

    – Debbie (Dec, 2018)

  • "The advent calendar is fantastic! The kids remember that they will have a new letter the second they wake up, and run out excitedly to find it. Fun, imaginative stories, lovely illustrations, and all high quality paper, accessories and packaging. Such a brilliant idea and a great tradition which our family looks forward to every year now. These letters give the children a truly magical experience, and I highly recommend this to anyone with little people! "

    – Alicia (Dec, 2018)

  • "We bought the advent calendar letter bundle last year for our daughter who is 26yrs old and has learning difficulties. This November she said “just a few more days and I’ll start getting the elves letters again”. This is how impactive and creative the whole package is and the excitement she gets from looking for the elf on the shelf with the daily letter is just awesome.  She has also started writing letters back . I cannot emphasise enough how much fun this brings the whole house and I recommend this bundle without any hesitation. "

    – Anthony (Dec, 2018)

  • "My daughter went from maths homework grumpy, to sparkly super child in 5 secs flat when she received her first letter tonight. Thank you for sharing your imagination with us xx "

    – Rebecca (Dec, 2018)

  • "Hello Elfie, I went to my grandchildren yesterday and when they returned from school were so excited to tell me all about your little adventures. I love the expressions on their little faces. A truly wonderful experience for them. This is the second year I have ordered the daily letters and am so very pleased with the product. Thank you so much and looking forward to hearing each daily letter during the next three weeks. Please continue to produce these letters, they are so magical. From a very happy Grandma "

    – Glenda (Dec, 2018)

  • "The letters are brilliant, she’s more excited by them than her chocolate Advent Calendar. And that girl likes her chocolate! "

    – Jane, (Dec 2018)

  • "My son was regaling everyone in his class with news of the Burp O Meter and they all laughed their heads off before one boy comes over to him to say he too got that letter from Elfie this morning, and the one about the wind machine and the cinnamon mine. Two totally gobsmacked boys agog at the workings of Elves xxxx "

    – Sally (Dec, 2018)

  • "Just to say we are REALLY enjoying the letters this year. So colourful and funny. Thanks so much. "

    – Anonymous (Dec, 2018)

  • "The squealing in this house yesterday morning was amazing! Thank you. "

    – Nikki (Dec, 2018)

  • "I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know how excited & delighted  Elodie & Edward were this morning to find their letter from Elfie. It’s so wonderful to hear their excitement as they’re shouting Mummy the elf’s been, he’s come back look look……. Thank you so much. It’s truly magical. "

    – Bev (Dec, 2018)

  • "Ours arrived this week. The children are going to absolutely love them. They are so delightful to read and I can’t wait to send them to my children. Thank you International Elf Service🎄🤶🎅⛄️ "

    – Laura (Nov, 2018)

  • "I have just received my letters in the post I ordered the 25 day advent calendar and I can not wait for Christmas to start leaving one a day for my daughter the most magical gift ever she is going to love them Thank you so much and fast delivery I only ordered on Tuesday 😀 "

    – Jemma (Nov, 2018)

  • "I bought the Elf Bundle last year for friends children and just had to do it again this year… the quality of the letters and the artwork is just beautiful and melted my heart looking through them and the effect the letters had each night on the children was absolutely wonderful x Thank You for keeping the magic alive 😊  "

    – Louise, (Oct, 2018)

  • "I ordered your Christmas letters to give to my children throughout December last year and my youngest son in particular absolutely loved them! By the end of December they were all attached to our fridge door, he left sweets out for the elves as a thank you for the letters and really got in to it! "

    – Wendy, (Oct, 2018)

  • "The Elves write the letters on small paper, and there is a magic machine that makes them bigger for us to read. "

    – Jack, aged 5 (2018)

  • "I can’t wait to get this year’s letters. This will be our third year of getting to sit and enjoy reading about all the antics of the north pole (I really hope it’s not our last). It is such a truly wonderful skill you have being able to create such magical stories for children and adults to enjoy together. I am so happy I stumbled across the International Elf Service when I did, we have magical memories to cherish forever. "

    – Kathleen, (2018)

  • "The ‘Farrow and Ball’ of Christmas letters. The quality is exceptional. "

    – Helen, (2018)

  • "I’m one of those mothers who’s always cross with the Tooth Fairy … because she always forgets to come. A friend told me about these letters, and said her boy loved his Ninja Fairy one. I’ve always said I can’t be doing with the hassle of letters. I can’t even manage a pound coin! It’s only because we were drinking wine that she persuaded me to buy one. My seven year old was completely over the moon when she found her letter parcel. The look on her face when she came to tell me was priceless. How can you not melt with that look? These letters are well worth it. Very cute, excellent quality and so magical. "

    – Niamh, (2018)

  • "I got the Mini bundle the first year, and hid them around the house at different times each day. She soon realised she’d get one each day, and would hunt for it. She was beside herself: jumping up and down, flapping her arms and squeaking with joy! I’ve loved it. Just to keep that childhood innocence, keeping Christmas magical and full of wonder for her for as long as possible. Building up that little bit of magic, and getting that warm fuzzy glow when I see her so excited. She loves hearing about how the North Pole works! I’ve loved the magic, the excitement my daughter felt, the memories and the imagination she has with the letters. The quality of paper, imagination and the illustrations gives them a personal touch and sets them aside from others on the market. I would say to anyone. Buy them. You won’t regret it. "

    – Cherry, (2018)