Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Elfing Around CLOSED (Christmas Guide)


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Now that I have a family of my own, we are beginning our own family traditions. I am so excited to share these fun ideas and events with my own children, as I have many fond memories of traditions that I grew up with in my childhood home. These traditions seemed to have brought my family closer together and add to the spirit of the season and/or event.

I was so excited when I was contacted by "Elfing Around". I remember hearing about these elves last year and loving the idea. When "Elfing Around" offered to send me my own Elves for free to review, I jumped to the opportunity. After receiving our elves and reading through the instructions and looking through the supplies that were included, I am even more excited to continue this new tradition year after year. Let me tell you more.

Each elf you purchase will include the following:
-"Letter from the elf" and envolope
-Official Wish list and Envolopes
-Parent Adventure Guide Book (12 nightly suggested Elf Adventures and Postcards from the elf)
-2 Elf Tattoos

Everything is written in detailed instructions. A couple of days before the elves arrive, you will leave a pre-made letter out for your child or children. This letter will include your child's name and inform them of their special visitor who will be arriving to their home soon. Also included in this letter will be the name of the elf who will be visiting your child and a little about their life at the North Pole.

Once the elf or elves arrive your child or children will become part of an interactive adventure. For the next 12 nights before Christmas the elves will come alive and leave a magical scene for your child to wake-up to. I even caught myself giggling with excitement after reading through the Parent Adventure Guide Book. One of the Adventures has your child waking up to a mess in the kitchen (not too big since you will be cleaning it up) and a bowl of what is known as reindeer food. The guide also gives you some ideas as to what you will want to use in the food and what you can do with it on Christmas Eve.



There is so much more I could share with you, but that would ruin all the fun. Be sure to check out the "Free Stuff" they offer at Elfing Around. This includes several printable pages you and your child can enjoy.

I cannot wait to introduce my children to the two adorable elves that will be visiting our home this December. There is a girl elf for my daughter and a boy elf for my son. Having an elf per child allows each child to feel a part of the fun. This will also assure that each child will have their own letters and gifts from their elf. I am certain this years christmas will be extra special with the elves visiting. I can't wait to carry on this tradition years to come.

This was a Classy Closet "Mega Review". If you would like to read more reviews you can go to these sites!
A Psych Mommy: "We were looking for a new holiday tradition in our house and elfing around is perfect! What a fun way to make the magic of Christmas come alive!"
A Simple Kinda life: "This year I'm excited to integrate Elfing Around® into our family traditions! I'm going to enjoy it and I'm sure my kids will too!"

Buy It:
You can Purchase your own elves from Elfing Around at their site ElfingAround.com!

Giveaway:
One person will win their own elves to visit their house this Christmas.

How to Enter:
Visit Elfing Around and look around their site. Come back and tell me something you found that you and/or your children would enjoy. (This can be anything from items you can order to the free stuff they offer for your children online)

*Extra Entries*
- Share your favorite elf name!
- Grab my Christmas Gift Guide Button below
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- Follow me on Twitter (Mama_Snow)
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- Blog about this post or Tweet it! (Be sure to leave the link)
- Share your favorite holiday tradition!

Rules:
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what the entry is for. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Also be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you. A winner will be selected randomly using Random.org. They will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. US ONLY!

Giveaway Ends: Nov. 30, 2009


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177 comments:

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Robyn said...

Visited the site and LOVED the lunchbox notes as well as the color pages. (DD already did the girl elf baking)

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Robyn said...

My favorite elf name is...

George (I know, I'm unique that way) If not George, then Fred. Solid working name.

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Robyn said...

Favorite holiday tradition: We make Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas morning. Put in a candle and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus before opening stockings and gifts.

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plb8156 said...

I went to their site & loved the freebies...the ool coloring pages you can print, the santa letters & the nice award :)
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Dana said...

My favorite elf name is Herschel.
Herschel the Elf.


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Dana said...

My favorite Holiday Tradition is everyone in their new pajamas drinking Hot Cocoa on Christmas Eve!

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Niecey said...

I once got a letter from "Tinsel The Elf" when I was a kid. it's my favorite elf name.

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Tamara B. said...

We like to watch all of the Christmas classics Frosty The Snowman, Charlie Brown's Christmas and read the story Twas The Night Before Christmas enjoying cups of hot cocoa.
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zeitersouth said...

I love the printable pages, especially the map to find the presents, too cute!

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zeitersouth said...

Elf name, hmmmm Leroy. I have no idea where that came from!


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zeitersouth said...

My favorite tradition is Thanksgiving weekend, we get out all our decorations and listen to Christmas music and decorate. It will never get old to me, I just love this time of year!!

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tanya904 said...

I have the Christmas Button
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tanya904 said...

My favorite Holiday tradition is baking cookies I love to bake
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Barbara said...

Love this -My grandmother’s elves now hold a place of honor in my home. These elves have had to survive several cross country moves. The girl elf has lost a leg and the top of her hat. It doesn’t matter though, because beauty is only skin deep in the eyes of the believers. My grandmother’s elves have been perched on my windowsill for years, watching over my family. Every time I look at them, I smile and I think I can still see the twinkle in their eyes!

Barbara said...

our favorite holiday tradition is to bake cookies with my grandsons

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aggie said...

I like the coloring pages that can be printed for the kids to color.
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aggie said...

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aggie said...

My favorite holiday tradition is gathering everybody into the car and driving around the neighborhoods to see the holiday decorations.
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Chacoy pronounced: Sha-coi said...

Thiis is so fun!! I like the free printables(christmas letter)
I just like the idea of ELfing Around for every child:)

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Chacoy pronounced: Sha-coi said...

My favorite holiday tradition is when we go to midnight mass, go to my moms house for pesole, and then open up Christmas presents stay up until the wee hours of the morning and then go to bed and get up in time to cook Christmas dinner:) I CAN"T WAIT!!

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souldolphindream said...

I love that they have the coloring pages that you can print. I also like that they have boy and girl elves. My son sometimes gets left out and I know he would love a elf

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souldolphindream said...

My 5 year old daughter and I decided on twinkle toes. She is a dancing elf

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souldolphindream said...

Our favorite holiday tradition is watching on christmas eve

How the Grinch Stole christmas and having popcorn

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peg42 said...

These are so adorable! Love this idea. I also love that I can get coloring pages for my kids. They'd really like that. Thanks so much.

peg42 said...

Our favorite Holiday Tradition is that we set up two Christmas trees each year. One, the whole family decorates and the other, only the kids decorate. Our kids absolutely love doing their own tree. They decorate it with toys, odds and ends, etc. We've had webkinz, toy airplanes, trains, cars, jewelry, hair ribbons and bows, etc. on the tree. Each of our kids, add their own personality to the tree each year.

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mogrill said...

Ours is getting a thermos of hot chocolate and driving around looking at Christmas Lights. Thanks for the chance.
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Liz said...

I love the customizable santa letter!

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Tish said...

I love the lunch box notes! They would sure make my toddler excited when opening his lunch box at school!

Mommy Jones said...

Favorite holiday tradition - - baking and decorating lots of holiday cookies.

DEBIJOT said...

Our holiday tradition is making cookies with the grandkids - talk about a mess! LOL

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cstironkat said...

Holt and Alison liked the free coloring pages. We printed out the boy and girl elves.

Daniel M said...

our tradition is having a big turkey dinner with our entire clan - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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monica said...

I like the free stuff such as the coloring pages on the website. This is such a great idea.
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monica said...

Favorite elf name?? Ed.
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monica said...

My favorite holiday tradition - watching Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman each year.
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jsc123 said...

One of our favorite hobbies to do as a family is color. So my children will really enjoy the coloring pages.

Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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jsc123 said...

My daughters favorite name for the girl elf is Eliza.

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Deb K said...

I visited their sit and really enjoyed reading all the stories about how the children really enjoy these Elves :-)

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Deb K said...

My favorite Elf name is Diamond~Sounds like she would be Shiny and Cute :-)

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Deb K said...

My favorite Elf name is Diamond~Sounds like she would be Shiny and Cute :-)

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Anonymous said...

the lunch box notes would be perfect for my son.
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paula michele said...

Mine would love the coloring pages especially the one of the elves holding hands.

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amyd said...

my kids liked the printable coloring pages

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ktgonyea said...

We love watching the classic Christmas movies :)

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mail4rosey said...

I learned that an 'official' letter accompanies each elf. I think that is a nice touch.

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mail4rosey said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is putting a chocolate orange in each kids' stocking. They love those and we only have them once a year.

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Marinalane said...

like the Customizable Santa Letter #1! Thank you for the giveaway! lanemarinab@aol.com

Sahm Lee said...

Love the different printables on the site! Thanks for the contest!
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kngmckellar said...

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added your Christmas button
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have your Catch the Drift button already
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kngmckellar said...

Our tradition is making Christmas cookies and decorating them with the whole family.

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Eric & Sarita said...

I like how much traditions are important at Elfing Around.

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maureen73 said...

I really like the customizable Santa Letter #2 and my three toddlers will be doing this at homeschool study tomorrow. Neat!
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maureen73 said...

My favorite elf name is Herme...he is adorable!
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maureen73 said...

One of our favorite traditions is the tree lighting "ceremony" where our 3 toddlers gather around and my husband lights up the tree...their faces are priceless!
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maureen73 said...

I am a facebook fan! P.S. These Elves are so CUTE!
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