[The North Pole Times]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Wednesday January 26, 2022    
[Mikee Elf]
Crafts for Kids!

These Christmas Elf puppets are so cute and even more fun to make. A perfect Christmas craft activity to keep you and your own little elves entertained during the Holidays.

Share the love this Christmas with this easy-to-make Christmas Heart Ornament Craft that requires only a few items you’re likely to already have on hand. Use them as a tree ornament or as a loving extra touch to your gift wrapping.

These adorable North Pole Times Elves are the perfect DIY ornament for kids to make and hang on the Christmas tree!

These DIY Christmas Pop Up Cards are fun and simple to make. Choose from a variety of elves and characters direct from the North Pole to make a unique gift that is loads of fun to share with friends and family.

This fun little Clothespin Snowman craft is super easy to make and just as versatile. Glue them to presents to make a cute gift tag holder. Clip them to your tree for a fun kid-made ornament. Or hide them around the house and have your very own Christmas Snowman Hunt just like you would for an Easter egg hunt.

Being a Grateful Receiver

Now here’s the part that’s important

[Being a Grateful Receiver]

Hello, friends!

It’s almost time for Christmas!

And for many of us, it’s a time to see people we care about.  Often, we receive gifts wrapped in colorful paper.  I like bright red paper with Santa Claus on it the best!  I guess I’m partial given where I work here at the North Pole, but nothing says Christmas like Santa.

I love the sound of tearing the wrapping paper or opening of the gift bag to reveal the gift. It’s always a surprise to see what’s underneath, because you never really know.  Do you?

You may have given your Wish List to Santa in a letter or email.  You can certainly guess what a gift is, but you until you see it, you aren’t 100% sure.

Now here’s the part that’s important.  No matter what you receive as a gift, it’s important to remember that someone chose that gift for YOU!  How wonderful is that!

[by Eddie Elf]

You are special and unique, and someone selected something they thought you would enjoy or could use or need. 

Whether it’s what was on your list or not, please be sure to say “Thank you” if the person who gave you the gift is with you.  That way, they know you appreciate it as much as you do.

If the gift is from Santa, close your eyes and envision him and just say “Thanks” in your mind.   Or you can look up and just wink ?? He’ll know.  Trust me. 

I know that reading my wEditorial is not as fun as opening gifts, but I wanted to just send you a quick reminder about being a grateful receiver.  If you’re giving a gift to someone, enjoy seeing their reaction when they open your gift to them.

And you don’t have to exchange gifts to celebrate Christmas.  There’s a saying that goes something like “your presence is present enough”, meaning being together is the greatest gift of all.

No matter how you celebrate, I wish you a Merry Christmas!

For goodness’ sake,

Eddie Elf

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Published Wednesday December 15, 2021

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Published Wednesday December 08, 2021

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[Being there to show you care]
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Published Wednesday December 01, 2021

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[Everyone has an Opinion]
Everyone has an Opinion
Published Monday November 01, 2021

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[The North Pole Times News Team]