Unfortunately our Elf has not arrived so I had to change the wording of the letter from Santa.
First I tried to make my own elf but with my hand issues I was unable to.
Oh just a note regarding my post for Preparing for Elf Fun At Our Home
the Zentangle book I ordered the shop informed me was on back order
from the US so would be unlikely to get here before Christmas, so
instead I have ordered Zentangle for Kids
from Book Despository, I have had to tweak my Elf Calendar a bit to
accommodate delays in the Zentangle book and the fact our elf isn't here
yet as I need to do things that don't require the elf until AusPost
So on Friday November 28th instead of the door arriving and a letter in the mailbox from Santa saying he had put a Magic Elf Door in the house and one of his elves (Alfie) would be coming to stay with us on December 1st I didn't put the door up until December 1st and implied in the letter from Santa that the date Alfie would arrive to stay with us would be random but in the lead up he might leave things for us or leave notes with ideas.
December 1st the door arrived as did the repaired (though I didn't
notice a gold ball was missing off his crown and Mr 9.5 did) Nutcracker Advent Calendar my son fell in love with at the op-shop with a
notecard from Santa.
My printer decided to play up so I had to
hand write the card and Mr 9.5 being the little scientist that he is
knew it was my writing despite my best efforts to disguise it. As he
was trying to figure it all out, whispering to me as he didn't want his
little brother to hear I kept saying just enjoy the magic mate and he
decided I suspect for my benefit to enjoy the magic and not pick it
December 3rd various dramas meant that steps that needed to occur for Alfie to be able to leave the tree and decorations out did not get done so instead he left a book of Christmas stories I found on Monday while they were at school.
I created a pocket in my December Project for the notes and cards Alfie and Santa leave that is opposite the 12 pocket page that I will use for photos. The Silver Ribbon used on the book has been used to decorate the cover of my project and the off-cut has been used to tie a bow on the top ring where the pocket it to act as a page marker and decorate a little.
December 4th Alfie left a new plain basic stocking for each boy with a notecard saying St Nick comes soon, I thought these would be handy to hang out for him Friday night.
December 5th Alfie left Pikelets for the boys breakfast on their last day of school.
Unfortunately the elf I ordered for us before ordering these has still not arrived.
All notes have continued to go into my December Project, the boys are happily putting them in for me.