How the Christmas Packs work …
There are no ‘rules’ as such on how to use the pack. You are free to take the contents and embellish the story to suit your own children. You can keep it very simple – you don’t need to put lots of planning into it! But let us explain how we think it works best:
The magic begins …
You decide when you would like to leave the first magical items for your little one(s) to find. This may be at the end of November (with the first ‘Christmas Magic card’ arriving on 1st December). Or, if you have decided to use a toy elf too, they can deliver it on their arrival from the North Pole and bring along the first ‘Christmas Magic card’ at the same time.
You will leave out the following magical little delivery from the North Pole:
- Their personalised letter, explaining the excitement of the Christmas Magic Mission. Can they help the elves make enough magic in time to power the sleigh on Christmas Eve? They can do this by being kind, spreading Christmas cheer and being well behaved of course
- Their ‘Your Elf’ notice. Each boy and girl finds out which elf they will be helping create Christmas Magic with. (You choose and handwrite the elf’s name). They will also learn how best to spread Christmas cheer but will also be given a special ‘Elf Challenge’. (You complete this – it can be anything from specific challenges such as ‘Stay in your own bed all night’ or ‘Give someone a big Christmas hug every day’)
- A Wish List for your little one to complete. They can do this at any time, then leave it out one night before bed. It will magically arrive at the North Pole, and just so they know that it’s arrived safely – they will be sent a delivery receipt from the North Pole Mail Room!
During December … Christmas magic is created!
Each day, the elves will send magical little behaviour cards from the North Pole (or if you are using a toy elf, they can deliver them!). These let the boys and girls know how much magic they have helped create. Based on the traffic light system, the cards are green, yellow or red. The aim is to get a green card and the more greens the kids collect, the more magic they have helped create for the elves. They can keep track of how many green cards they have using cute little happy elf stickers on their Magic Chart.
This next bit is entirely optional, but it sure adds a lot of excitement! Why not leave little rewards or mini targets from the elves? In our house, this is in the form of chocolate coins. The elves send these with a green card as a ‘well done’ reward. We also make up little ‘elf reward sacks’ with small wrapped up surprises inside for example a colouring book (inexpensive things) and the kids can choose a reward when they collect a certain number of green cards. They absolutely ADORE this, and I have to admit, I love it too!
Postcards and updates from the elves
In your pack, you will find 4 postcards. You can use these during December (or during the year – the party one is perfect for birthdays!) to leave handwritten notes from the elves. Perfect to add lovely personal details to make it even more magical. Why not encourage your little one to leave letters for the elves and use the postcards to write back! The elves can also send their Christmas Update Report at any time during December. This lets the little ones know that Christmas Magic levels are increasing and the elves thank them for their hard work so far. It also allows their elf to write brief comments on how well they are doing at their Christmas Challenge.
23rd December – Christmas Eve Eve!
On 23rd December, the kids will get their final Christmas Magic card. Before they go to bed, remember to leave out their completed sticker chart for the elves to collect. You will notice that there is an ‘Elf Use Only’ section on the back of the chart. Their assigned elf will complete this ‘Magic Review’ to see how much Christmas Magic their boy or girl helped create during December. You will also be able to complete a short personal comment from the elf too.
On Christmas Eve, your little one will find a ‘Thank You’ postcard from the elves, thanking them for their amazing help – their Christmas Magic Mission was a success! There’s now enough Christmas Magic for the big man in red to make his long journey around the world delivering presents. Along with this, they get a special Nice List Certificate.
Doesn’t this all sound like great fun? It’s a wonderful way to add even more excitement and magic during December, as well as promoting good behaviour, kindness and the spreading of Christmas cheer!
Ready to order?
If you are introducing the Christmas Magic Mission to your little one for the first time, you will need to order a STARTER pack. If you are a returning customer, you can either choose a FULL REFILL or a BASIC REFILL pack. The FULL pack is for those that don’t still have their little behaviour cards from previous years. The BASIC refill DOESN’T include the behaviour card set, warning or update cards.