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The 12 Days of Christmas 2013 edition – Day 9

It was a very stressful and emotional day in the North Pole.  Santa had received notice that someone, at the opposite end of the world wanted to take his place.  That turmoil started when an Emperor penguin heard some lab technician say “That jolly man in the North seems to have a good thing going on, why don’t we use our base and do the same?”  The penguin dived in the icy waters and told the orcas.  He traded the info for the safety of his family.  The orcas spread the rumor as fast as they could until one of them, in Alaska met a narwhal, who became in charge of taking the news to the North Pole.  

That news created quite a commotion, all activity stopped, an executive meeting was held.  Santa decided he would send a spy to the South Pole to sabotage, yes, you read correctly,  sabotage the research station.  It would be a very dangerous and lengthy mission that only a brave elf would be able to carry.  So,  Angel  IcyBlast was chosen.  She (of course it’s a girl!) would have to use a little magic and a lot of ruse to get in the station and spread the Holiday cheer to the technicians who clearly had mistook the Holiday spirit for a mercantile thing.  By filling the station with joy and happiness, they hoped to create a diversion and fill the hearts of the staff with cheer so they forget about their evil plans.  That was Angel’s mission objective.

Before leaving Angel created a little keepsake to give to her favorite elf so he would not forget her while she was away…  She didn’t know how long it would take for the magic to fill the station and if it’s effect would be able to turn things around.  She gave him a bookmark,  so everyday he could look at her and send her good vibes from the Noth Pole.

It turned out that what the Emperor penguin had heard wasn’t the whole story…  The lab technicians wanted to host a party on the base and share it live on the web for their families to see.  Exchanging virtual hugs and blowing kisses to the monitors.  So Angel’s mission wasn’t really that dangerous, and no sabotage was involved as the base staff already possessed the Holiday spirit.

Lesson was learned, from everyone in the North Pole.  If you hear something bad, make sure it’s true before acting on it.  That’s a wise advice I’d say…

Today’s freebie, you guessed, is a bookmark template.  When you or a loved one leaves on it’s next mission, no one will be forgotten.

2013 Bookmark

 

Template is a .psd file, shown above is the back  of the bookmark.  Grab your free template here —->  This link will self-destruct in 3, 2,1…

The 12 Days of Christmas 2013 edition – Day 7

At the end of a busy day at the toy factory, when all the elves have gone back to their lodges, turned off the lights and locked the doors, something mysterious happens.  Every single night.  When the North Pole people sleep, noise starts to spread across the place, lights blink back to life and animation fills the air.  Oh, yes, what you already knew, deep in the recess of your imagination, is true.  Toys do come to life at night.  They are very social and love to play with each other.  They need to connect with other toys, not only with humans.  Dolls start romances, stuffed animals play tea party, vehicles have their races.  They dance and play the night away, always ending the night one hour before sunrise, with a toy parade.  Horses lead the way,  followed by toy soldiers in formation, then come the circus and action figures.  They march to the beat of the little drummers and make their way around the factory before going back to their boxes, pretending to sleep but intently watching the elves at work.   It’s a magical time for them and humans are clueless about it.  

There was an elf once who witnessed the whole party and that’s how the Elf on the Shelf tradition started.  Real elves suddenly started designing toy elves, to be sent in families around the world.  Knowing that at night, the mischief would start and humans would wonder how on Earth this would happen.

If you ever catch a toy or an elf in action, please do share it’s story or photo with us!  You can also share the magic by adding that photo to this Facebook timeline template 🙂

Joy timeline

 

You’re invited to the toy factory party  —-> HERE

The 12 Days of Christmas 2013 edition – Day 4

We have one very happy elf at home today!  He has been waiting for this day for so long!  Yes, even older boys count down the days until their birthday.  This one boy got up very early because he was so excited to open a present before leaving for school.  And, no, you don’t get to stay home from school on your birthday, you still need to go…  So this Mrs Claus here and her faithful little helper Ludovic are busy getting things ready for a birthday celebration, so we won’t be spending too much time online, our services are needed in the kitchen.  A cake has to be baked, and a special treat for the lunch box as well as a favorite dinner meal has to be planned.

Day 4

But we’re not leaving until we share with you a little present as well 🙂  You will also be able to count the days until your birthday (yes, grown ups do it too!) with this 8X10 Photo Calendar template.  It’s a .psd file and you can customize the colors easily.  Circle the important dates if you wish, and it makes a nice present for the family…

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Get your calendar HERE