For the last couple of years, beginning on the first of December, Elves from the North Pole have visited our home. While my family and I are...nestled (sorry, couldn't resist) in our beds, the elves with very peculiar and interesting names frolic downstairs dropping off little tiny gifts for the girls. Before leaving, they always have written a letter (usually hand-written) addressed just for the girls. Taking advantage of the opportunity, they don't fail to mention the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of family. The girls are always very excited about the letter and of course the little gifts that that the Elves leave behind.
Following are the letters they have written.
December 14, 2014
Just 10 more days! Isn’t that just tremendous news! Doesn’t it just make you want to shout from the mountaintops, Christ is Born! What an amazing story the Christmas story is. It’s so much more than Mary and Joseph going to Bethlehem. It’s so much more than the angels and the long journey by the Wise Men. Christ was born to die for us so we would be forgiven and would have eternal life with Him in heaven. We must magnify Him and give Him praise for He is the Light of the world and has shown us mercy and grace. What an incredible time of year this is! So meaningful.
Try extra hard to make good choices and to show love to each other. Remember to smile and to sing because when we do we show others that we have Jesus in our heart.
The Pole is one hoppin’ place right now. Mrs. Claus just brought out her twelfth plate of cookies! Soooooo many cookies…and soooo much fun! There is so much joy and laughter here. I wish you could see it… but it’s a looooong way away.
Okay, here’s the deal, we need you girls to say nice things to each other. If we hear enough nice things…we will definitely come again tomorrow night. Sound good? Alright! Well, time to skidaddle back up North. We love you girls!
Ornament, Carol & Hickory Dickory PhD.