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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day 1: Wrapping up Books

Yesterday I introduced you to Elfie. We are actually on day 5 already, but I've been busy crocheting another elf for my sisters kids, we visited Santa, and have been busy with Christmas and non-Christmas stuff. So I wasn't even sure if I was gonna share our adventures here on the blog. But I decided yesterday that since I was sharing with all my Facebook friends already, I might as well share over here too!!

I used the first day to start an awesome Christmas tradition I seen on Pinterest (here) the pin doesn't actually lead anywhere, which normally drives me nuts, but I loved the idea so much, I repinned anyways. You can read Elfie's letter below for details if you want. I'm using the line art I bought on all of Elfie's letters and notes, kinda like his own personalized stationary.

He only wrapped enough books for the week, I think tonight I (he) will wrap the rest. I used books that we already had, although Riley thinks that all the book are new, because I used some that were in his bookshelves upstairs, that don't get read as often. I did order a couple new books too, and will wrap those with some more from Riley's library tonight.

All Riley could talk about all day, was the adventures Elfie was gonna have that night while he was asleep. And Elfie was the first thing he asked about in the morning. He was thrilled to find him when we came downstairs.

We read the letter together, then I explained that we would open a book when it got dark, but Riley couldn't wait for night time to open a book. So of course I let him open one that morning, and also one that night. The books have been a big hit. Every night when it gets dark, Riley asks to open a book, then we grab our Christmas blanket, lay it on the floor next to the tree, and Elfie, Riley and me (and Daddy if he's not working) lay down and read a book. It's nice. And I like that it is teaching my little 3 year old patience, which is an added bonus to our sweet new tradition.

I was a little nervous about how Elfie's magical adventures would go ever with Riley, and had plans for some magic dust (glitter) that would make him sleep (meaning no night time adventures) if Riley was scared. But he LOVES everything about it. And last night he even woke up in the middle of the night, and snuck in the kitchen to see what Elfie was up to, haha.

I'll be back with more fun tomorrow! See you then! :)

♥ Kim


  1. I'm so in love with your version of the elf! I had a few hang ups with the store bought one as well and now I have my solution :) I really would love to read your Letter, however the light blue color of the lettering against the white background makes it super hard :( Is there any way you could make it darker, or possibly even write it in black at the bottom of the post? Super inconvenience, sorry! lol

    1. Aww, thanks so much!! I hadn't even realized that the light blue might be hard to read, so yeah, I totally don't mind writing it out. I'll just do it here in the comments. :):)

      It says:

      Dear Riley,

      I am so happy that I get to be your new Christmas buddy. You are a very special little boy, and loved very much. In fact, when your mommy was crocheting me, I could feel how much she loved you with every stitch she made. Her love for you is the reason my magic exists.

      I look forward to our fun together during the day. I am here to play, and for when you need extra snuggles. I don’t need sleep like you, so at night, I will have my own adventures. Don’t forget to find me every morning when you wake up!

      I am here for the whole month, but after that I’ll need my rest until next December. Mommy can help explain why.

      Tonight I wrapped up some books. Every night, I want me, you and mommy (or daddy) to unwrap one, and read it together under the Christmas tree. There will be one for everyday that I am here. I know how much you love reading, so this is my special gift to you.

      By the way, thank you so much for naming me. I love the name you picked out.

      Love, Elfie


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