I was totally inspired by the MotherList's the New Elf on the Self Tradition that went viral earlier this month that I just had to adapt and build on it for myself for use with the crew!
Ian the Elf came up with this poem to help explain the Secret of Santa Claus and we are going to purge some of the playroom toys that are rarely used anymore and help them find a new home this holiday season!
I wanted to let you in on a little secret about how Santa worksNow that you are ‘growing up big’ learning this secret is one of the perksSanta is magic, why yes indeed,But even he cannot make all the toys that the children of the world might need!So Santa does not actually make all the toys from brand newSometimes he asks for help from boys and girls like you.He asks that you look through the toys that you no longer useThe cars, and trinkets and maybe your old Blue’s CluesLeave one each night for me to take backAnd Santa will fix it up and add it to his Santa Sack.This is how your old trinkets and toysCan become new gifts and Christmas Joys!
Christmas does not need to be about 'commercialism' it really is about focusing on our PRESENCE in the community not the PRESENTS!!
Have an amazing day!
Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much