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Elf Magic Elves

Elf Magic is an awesome Christmas Elf tradition (been around 50 years!) At night, the plush Elf Magic Elves come to “life” and embark on mysterious journeys. When children awake in the morning, they’re surprised and delighted to find out what their magical Elf has been up to! During the day, children can bring their Elves with them wherever they go. Families all over the world take part in the special Elf Magic tradition, and it helps them come together during the hectic holiday season.

We received our special Elf from Santa yesterday and the girls were so excited! They have made sure to put their elf to bed at night with it’s crackers and water, and to sprinkle her with North Pole Snow! Our elf last night slept all night from her long travels, but the girls can’t wait to see what she does tonight!

Elf Magic is the booming tradition where Santa’s “magic” Elves visit children’s homes during the Christmas season. The visiting Elf comes to life at night to embark on all kinds of adventures – the remnants of which surprise children when they awake the next morning. Elf Magic Elves are also very sweet and enjoy being held and loved throughout the day. While some of the Elves have mischievous streaks from time to time, Santa knows which Elf will be the best fit for each family. So whether a family wants excitement or simply companionship from their Elf, Santa will make sure the right Elf arrives at that home.

The Elf Magic tradition begins with a child writing a letter to Santa Claus requesting an Elf Magic friend to visit through the holiday season.

To the surprise of the child, the Elf magically appears at the child’s home between Thanksgiving and the days leading up to Christmas … once the Elf has finished all of his or her work at the North Pole. Be sure to check for the snowflake on the Elf’s heart – that’s how you’ll know it’s an authentic Elf Magic Elf!

Before going to bed, the child will place the Elf’s favorite snack of crackers and ice water on the kitchen counter to lure the Elf. Why crackers and ice water, you ask? Because Elves’ favorite snack is a reminder of their snowy home – the ice water is melting North Pole Snowflakes and the crackers sound like crunching snow!

An Elf Magic Elf comes with a poem and tips that explain the tradition, along with Magic North Pole Snowflakes, which the child sprinkles on the Elf each night to bring him or her to life. This is the time when the Elf goes on all types of adventurous Elfcapades from cookie baking, gift wrapping and hiding in freezers (because the Elves love the frosty temperature!).

All the fun doesn’t happen at night – Elf Magic Elves love to be held and loved throughout the day. Their visit is only for a short time, so playing with the Elf Magic Elf makes their stay even more special and creates family memories that will last a lifetime.

Elves return to the North Pole with Santa on Christmas Eve to help deliver toys around the world; but don’t fret, as the Elves will return again next Christmas to create more fun‐filled memories. Elf Magic Elves are so endearing, they become the child’s best friend! Because of this, Elves have been known to show up for brief visits throughout the year as a surprise for special events, like birthdays, the first day of school or even on family vacations!

If you and your family would like to participate in the Elf Magic tradition, make sure to visit You can find travel ticket information.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. First, I like your style of writing. I’ve never heard of the Elf Magic before and I would imagine that your kids were delighted to get it yesterday. They look fun to snuggle with and fun to think there is a bit of mischievousness in them. Cute idea.

  2. This is really neat. I hope we get to hear some of the fun your elves get to have. I am hoping for the house cleaning elves to come here 🙂

  3. It sounds like there will be lots of fun going on at your house. I love adding Christmas traditions. It truly is such a wonderful time of year.

  4. Christmas is all about family and traditions. I love reading about what other families do to celebrate the holidays. what a wonderful posThank you for sharing this with us.

  5. Well, this tradition has been around only a little longer than I have. And last year was the first time I’d ever heard of it. It sounds very cute.

  6. Wow I never heard of that tradition before. It sounds like just another great way to let kids have fun and anticipate Christmas. what would Christmas be without the fun and enjoyment kids get from it?

  7. I also have not heard of this! This is the first year in almost 30 we have not seen St. Nick at our house…was sad. So maybe we need to start a new tradition with the Elf Magic. Is this like Elf on a Shelf I have heard about last week? I seriously need to get out more!

  8. I think this is a great tradition. It would be nice for us to start since I’m always looking for something to make the holidays even more special.

  9. I love Christmas traditions and share some with my children that my mother did with me. We make cookies, make red and green paper chains to count down the days till Christmas, we make Advent wreaths and paper snowflakes that we put on our tree. Santa sent us an Elf on the Shelf two years ago and it’s been fun to have him.
    Last year my daughter wrote a letter to Santa asking for an Elf Magic Elf. Unfortunately Santa did not send her one because the $30 price tag and additional $12 for shipping almost gave him a heart attack!

  10. This is so neat, I’ve never heard of this before. I like that it can get the children involved prior to the BIG DAY and might just help them go to bed a little earlier on Christmas Eve (so I can get to wrapping) 🙂 Thanks for introducing me to the Elves!

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