The 12 Days of Christmas 2013 edition – Day 5

Three weeks before Christmas, Santa always gives the elves  and everyone else working in the North Pole, a day off.  This day is intended to celebrate the arrival of winter, to take a much needed break from toy making and also to fortify the bonds between all members of this huge family.  This day is known as the Winter Carnival.  Many activities and contest are planned and people work all year round at perfecting their crafts and skills for this one day.  There’s the apple pie baking contest, in which Mrs Claus reigns undefeated.  There’s a team snowball fight and a scavenger hunt.  There’s also a snow globe making contest (the Ice Fairy is the one to beat here) and, the highlight of the day is the sledding race.  Why?  Because the elf who builds the fastest sleigh gets to kiss Honey  Tinselspice.  She is a coveted elf.  Many boys would love to win her heart, but she has yet to find the one she loves.

Alfie Fizzystockings had been secretly in love with Honey for a while now, so, he spent all his free time in the last year building his sleigh.  He polished it, made aerodynamics analyses, tweaked it again until he was sure his sleigh was the fastest in all of the North Pole.  Except of course, Santa’s sleigh.  The use of magic is forbidden at the Winter Carnival games, so it’s all skill and a lot of practice.

When the bells rang the start of the race, Alfie was ready to leave his competitors behind, in a trail of misty snow and to put his lips on Honey’s cheeks.  It didn’t happen exactly as planned though…

Dashing through the snow, in a wonky plastic sleigh…

Alfie's sleigh

There was a reason why Alfie was bearing the Fizzystockings name…  And that had caused him many problems in the past, today was no exception.  Some yarn from his socks unravelled, tripping his perfectly fast sleigh and causing him to make an impressive 360 degrees figure in the air.  He landed right on Honey’s lap!  He was dizzy from the fall and looked shaken so Honey kissed him (on the mouth!!) to comfort him.  He could not believe his luck!  What could’ve been his worst nightmare turned out to be his dream come true.  He didn’t win the race, but he got the sweetest reward…  Only time will tell if these two will actually fall in love…

Today freebies are Merry Text overlays (some you can see used on Alfie’s picture).  There’s a layered .psd file & a .png file.  Get on your sleigh and GO!!!

3 Comments on The 12 Days of Christmas 2013 edition – Day 5

  1. Amy
    December 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm (5 years ago)

    Very fun, I like it for scrapbooking!

  2. Jan
    December 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm (5 years ago)

    heheee! such a cute pic 🙂


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