Child Friendly Crafts

Posted On March 15, 2011

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Hi, boys and girls. I hope you all are doing great. Is spring starting to arrive where you are? I hope so. The temperatures are warming up here, too, but the snow never fully melts up here at the North Pole.

Peter Cottontail came to visit us over the weekend, and I’ll write more about his visit.

In the meantime, here’s a really nice site I just discovered that is filled with all sorts of crafts you can do with your parent(s).

Hugs,
Mrs. C~

Make Your Own Rocket Crayons

Hello, dear boys and girls. I hope you’re having a great weekend!

As you’ve seen in previous posts, I like to list some easy to do crafts that you can make with an adult. Sometimes, though, I’ll post some really fun things to make that you might not be able to help as much as you’d like to. That’s because these crafts require working with something hot, so I want you to make sure an adult is always present during every part of these projects. One such project is making these really fun and super cool Rocket crayons. What fun!!

Another Jack Frost Jubilee!

Posted On March 2, 2011

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I see our dear Reeses, the Elf, has written to you.  Can you guess how he got his nickname?  He loves Reeses Peanut Butter cups.  In fact, when we run out, I often find him raiding the large peanut butter jar in the pantry, spreading some of that peanut butter onto a chocolate bar.  Yes, he loves his Reeses.  And we love him, even if he makes a mess sometimes.

We love our Jack Frost Jubilees so much that we had another one!  The elves enjoyed themselves so much.  They really are the most amazing snow and ice sculptors I’ve ever seen.  Santa and I enjoyed watching all their creativity.  Each snow and ice creation got an award because they are all WONDERFUL!  Some of the awards are:  Best 4 Legged Animal, Best 2 Legged Animal, Best No-Legged Animal, Best 2 Wheel Vehicle, Best 4 Wheel Vehicle, Best 5 Plus Wheel Vehicle, Most Mouth Watering Creation, Best Winter Scene, Best Summer Scene, Most Lifelike Scene, etc.  Every elf had a beautiful and colorful ribbon to take home and hang proudly on his or her wall.

As Morigana mentioned about our previous celebration, we had some yummy treats as well.  Hot chocolate – with or without marshmallows or whipped cream; hot cider; coffee; cappuccino; all kinds of donuts; cheeses, sausage, and crackers; soups, such as clam chowder, chicken noodle, and chili; chips and dip; various salads, such as potato salad, macaroni salad, spinach salad, and regular iceberg lettuce salad; roasted peanuts, almonds, and walnuts; cookies, bars, and cakes of all kinds; and so much more.  I’m getting full just thinking about it.  Santa helped make all these goodies.  A few of the elves who weren’t going to be part of the snow and ice sculpting helped out in the kitchen, too.  We wanted those who participated in the sculpting to concentrate on what they were going to create, rather than having to help out in the kitchen.  Oh, it was so much fun!

I hope you, my dear boys and girls, can have some fun where you’re at.  You know it should be a party every day in your heart because you are a wonderful child and a beautiful soul.  Don’t ever forget that, my wee ones.

Until next time,
Mrs. C~

Santa Saying Hi!

Posted On February 28, 2011

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Hi, girls and boys.  This is Santa.  It’s very cold here.  For those of you who are in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope you’re keeping warm.  Spring will soon be here.

I spent the past couple days chopping wood for all our fireplaces and wood burning stoves.  A few of my wood-chopping friends, Elves Loris, Manny, Twitter, Yakob, and Nuna helped me.  We were getting low on wood, and this huge batch of wood we chopped should last us a couple months.

Mrs. Claus is now feeling much better.  I came down with a head cold that put me in bed for a couple days.  Then my poor dear caught my cold.  I was recovered enough to take care of her, serving her chicken soup in bed.  She calls my chicken soup her cure all for everything.  I’m not sure about that, but it sure helps her feel better pretty fast.

Keep warm, my dear ones.  For those of you in warm weather, enjoy it!

Achooooo!

Posted On February 27, 2011

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Hello, dear ones.  Santa and I have one of those nasty head colds.  We’ve been sniffling and sneezing.  Santa is almost over his cold, but I think I have a couple more days to go.  He gave me his cold; he likes to share – lol!  It’s his turn to wait on me, so he’s been making his wonderful chicken soup.  I have to say, he makes a better chicken soup than I do!  Yes, Santa is quite the cook.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that we haven’t forgotten about you.  We hope you’re keeping warm wherever you’re at.  Make sure you eat healthy food and take your vitamins.

Hugs,
Mrs. C~

Santa Checking In

Posted On February 22, 2011

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Hello, boys and girls.  It’s Santa checking in to see how you are doing.  I hope you’re having a great time.

I smell some wonderful gingerbread coming from the kitchen.  Not sure why Mrs. Claus tells me to loose weight, then she goes and makes gingerbread!!

Stay warm, dear ones.  You know you are loved, even by people you don’t see face to face.  But perhaps one day you’ll spot me.  *wink*

More from Reeses

Posted On February 20, 2011

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Hey it’s Reeses again. I just got back from making more of my snow reeses, let’s just hope the reindeer don’t try to eat them again! Morigana was talking about our snow sculptures coming to life, I’m not so sure I want that to happen. I mean imagine a reeses that could walk and talk! Yeah I don’t think that would be a good idea.

In case you kids were wondering my job here at the North Pole is to take care of Santa’s reindeer so I know a lot about them. There’s Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and Rudolph! And of course there are more but they just live in the North Pole instead of going with Santa on his trips.  At least not yet.  They have to wait until the ones I mentioned above want to retire.  I don’t think that will happen any time soon since they love going out on Christmas Eve with Santa to deliver toys to all of you boys and girls!

Jack Frost Jubilee

Posted On February 17, 2011

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Hi, boys and girls!  My name is Morigana and I’m one of the Elves at the Northpole.  I wanted to tell you about all the fun we had at our Jack Frost Jubilee.   All of us Elves split up into teams of what we wanted to build:  snow castles, snow people, machines, animals, and a whatever else category.  Since I love animals I was on a team where we got to make animals from snow.

Otters are my favorite animals, so I was in charge of making snow otters.  Others on my team made beavers, ducks, geese, heron, turtles, and frogs.  We had a really nice river scene with all our animals.  We had on super warm gloves, but  after awhile our hands got cold from trying to sculpt all the snow into our animal shapes.  So we took breaks and warmed up with hot chocolate.  Mrs. Claus makes the yummiest hot cocoa around, with lots of marshmallow or whip cream.  She even puts in chocolate chunks that melt, which makes it really chocolatey.  That cocoa warmed us right up and we got back to work.  Other elves drank hot cider.

The event was really cool and we all had so much fun.  It lasted from around 9 am to 9 pm.  I didn’t stay the whole time.  I took some breaks and did my usual household chores.  But I was there for the beginning and the ending.  We ended it with some wonderful fireworks which lit up the sky so pretty and showed off all our snow sculptures, making them look magical and almost life like.  Of course, here in the Northpole, where it’s magical, maybe they will come to life!

Hot cocoa kisses,

Morigana

Twinkler’s Birthday

Posted On February 17, 2011

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Hello, wee ones.  And how has your week been?  I hope it’s been very good!  It’s been very nice here.  It’s still very cold, of course, but we keep our homes and workshops toasty warm with the help of some very old and reliable fireplaces, wood burning stove,  and good insulation.

I’m so glad to see Kris has already made an entry into our North Pole Diaries.  Oops, many of you may not know that Santa is also known as Kris, Kris Kringle, that is.  He’s known by a few names.  That’ll be for another journal entry, which will be fun to read, won’t it?  You can to find out all sorts of things about Santa right here!

Anyhoo, I’ve been busy cooking for one of our elves, who is having a birthday party today.  Her name is Twinkler, and she turned 325.  Yes, elves live a very long time!  A few of the elves helped me bake and frost the birthday cake.  Twinkler loves the color mauve, so we made a chocolate and vanilla cake covered with mauve frosting.  She was tickled pink!!  We didn’t put 325 candles on her cake, though!  Goodness, the poor dear would’ve taken quite a few breaths and puffs to blow them all out.  The cake was big enough for 325 candles, though, since we have a lot of elves that joined in Twinkler’s birthday celebration.   I wish I could’ve served you a piece of cake!

Tomorrow we’re having a snow building contest.  The elves love to build snowmen, snow-women, and snow children, as well as forts, cars, castles, trains…anything they can think of!  It’s a wonderful event, and we’re all looking forward to it.

xoxo,
Mrs. C~

Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted On February 14, 2011

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Hello,  dear children.  Today is a special day for many of you – Valentine’s Day.  It’s a day that we celebrate here in the North Pole, too.  Santa and I give each other sentimental gifts that symbolize our love and all the years we’ve spent together. (It’s been a LOT of years)!  We’ve had a very happy marriage.  I’m very grateful to be married to my best friend!

We also celebrate Valentine’s Day with everyone here.  It’s not just a day for romantic love, but for a day that we celebrate our love for one another.  Everyone who lives in the North Pole is special.  Every elf has a unique gift to bring to our North Pole village.  We are one big family, and each and every person is important.

That is the same with you, dear ones.  Each one of you is special and unique.  Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

With much love,
Mrs. C~

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