Heartwarming Christmas TV Adverts 2016! A roundup by the International Elf Service
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Heartwarming Christmas TV Adverts 2016!

For many, the new Coca Cola Advert of the year signifies the start of the Christmas season, but there are so many other wonderful and heartwarming ads out there! Rebecca from our lovely Facebook group: Christmas Traditions & Magic For Children (do come and join us all!) started a a great thread about Christmas TV Adverts on there. […]

Family Advent Activites - for the countdown to Christmas! International Elf Service
Christmas, Crafts/Activities, Family, International Elf Service

Family Advent Activities

Many of us have an Advent Calendar we want to fill with something other than chocolates…something more interesting and more interactive for the kids. Apart from leaving clues for them to find their Elfie’s Christmas Letters (obvs), you could also give them a little task or activity to do each day.  It can be a mix […]

Creating magical Christmas memories with Elfie's Christmas Letters from the International Elf Service.
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Creating Magical Christmas Memories With Elf Letter Bundles

We’re all familiar with the ‘one letter from Santa’ concept, but these Elf letter bundles are something different…They aren’t about how good or bad you’ve been, but are about bringing newsy updates from the North Pole JUST when children start to get excited about Christmas… and what better way to create magical Christmas memories for them, […]

Gingerbread House Magic - Guest Post by Ruth Harris-Orford for the International Elf Service
Christmas, International Elf Service

Creating A Little Bit Of Gingerbread Magic…Guest Post

Ruth Harris-Orford is the Community Champion in her local Morrisons supermarket, fundraising for their charity partner and working within the community to help bring it together.  Two years ago, Ruth started something rather amazing and has kindly agreed to write this incredibly inspiring post to tell us about it… *** My favourite time of year is Christmas […]

Interview with A Christmas Elf From The North Pole by the International Elf Service!
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Interview with a Christmas Elf…

As you may or may not be aware of, all communications within, to and from the North Pole all occur via various branches of the Magical Wind Machine.  We do of course have a particularly good operational branch here in the Administrations Department…when it isn’t blocked up with cinnamon. So, I’m delighted to bring you… […]

How playing games with our children over Christmas can contribute to those positive memories they will treasure forever! Guest post by @GotrovoTreasure
Christmas, Family, International Elf Service

Why Playing Games Over Christmas Is A Good Thing – Guest Post

Jo Cumberpatch is co-founder of Gotrovo, an award winning, active and educational game for children.  Jo talks to us about how playing games with our children over Christmas, contributes to those wonderful positive Christmas memories we treasure as adults… It’s true to say that I’m a child at heart. I love all things Christmas (except baked goods containing an […]

Signing For Santas - Guest post by Nicola Pike for the International Elf Service. Why and how to get Santas signing in their grottos!
Christmas, International Elf Service, Parenting

Why & How To Get Santa Signing In Makaton This Year!

This wonderful guest post on why and how to get a Santa signing in Makaton this year has been written by Nicola Pike, a Makaton Regional Tutor who is working very hard to give children with communication difficulties the same wonderful experience of Christmas magic as other children!  This is also very close to my […]