[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Wednesday November 30, 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.


The North Pole May Check In!

May Day! May Day!

[The North Pole May Check In!]

Welcome to May in the North Pole. The elves are excited because there is usually a big temperature jump in May. In May, temperatures average between 15° F to 24° F! If that doesn’t sound warm to you, keep in mind that April’s low is around -10° F. So anything over zero is a reason to celebrate!

May Day! May Day!

No, the elves aren’t calling for help! They are celebrating May Day. Throughout history May Day has been a celebration of Spring’s arrival. And so, being global citizens, the elves like to combine their celebrations. For instance, Beltane was a May Day celebration embraced by the Celts of the British Isles. In their culture, the year was cut in half, one half was dark. May 1st was when the light began. So it was considered the most important day of the year. When the Romans took over the British Isles, they brought the Floralia festival with them. This festival's five-day celebration honored Flora, the goddess of the flowers, and it always took place over May1st. [by Elvin Elf] Then there is the elves favorite part of May Day celebrations: The May Pole. No one knows for certain how this celebration started. But it is full of fun, and dancing!. The elves set up a pole (even if there is still snow on the ground) and dance around it weaving colorful flowers and ribbons to celebrate the bright colors spring represents. After a long winter, the poles' colors bring a new energy to the North Pole, and the excitement can be felt throughout the village. And if you were curious if May Day has any relationship to mayday (which is an international distress code), it is merely a coincidence. Mayday was a shortened version of "m'aider”, a French phrase that means “help me”.

Cinco de Mayo

Translated to English it means the 5th of May. It is the anniversary of the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. And while it is a celebration of a battle won in Mexico, it is more of an American holiday. It was first celebrated in 1863 in California! You see, the Civil War was going on at the time in the United States. And California had been part of the Republic of Mexico until 1848. That was only 15 years earlier. So many Mexicans living in California were lamenting that both Mexico and the Union seemed to be fighting much more powerful armies. So when the Mexican Army overpowered the French in that battle on May 5th, it gave the Lationos in California renewed hope for the future in both countries. Many celebrations in the US have wandered from this original intent. So the elves like to make sure they honor the spirit of Cinco De Mayo by telling each other stories of hope, or sharing stories they find about the table.


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[Aw, come on!]
Aw, come on!
Published Tuesday November 29, 2022

"Oh, there you are, you little pest!" Toby yelled, charging at the intruder. "You won't get away this time!"

[Contra-trap for Toby]
Contra-trap for Toby
Published Monday November 28, 2022

"What is he up to?" He wondered, having no clue Chris Mouse was making a contra-trap for Toby.

[Blueprint of Toby's trap]
Blueprint of Toby's trap
Published Sunday November 27, 2022

Chris poked his head out of the hole to make sure Toby wasn't in sight.

[A Mouse in our House]
A Mouse in our House
Published Saturday November 26, 2022

Toby had spent the whole night coming up with a plan to catch Chris Mouse.

[A Mouse!?!]
A Mouse!?!
Published Friday November 25, 2022

Toby Elf rubbed his eyes when he saw a mouse under the pie. And not just any mouse, but Chris Mouse!

[The Wiggling Started Again]
The Wiggling Started Again
Published Thursday November 24, 2022

The Christmas season at the North Pole has officially begun. Suddenly, from the corner of his eye, Toby noticed something move.

[Not a Creature was stirring...]
Not a Creature was stirring...
Published Tuesday November 15, 2022

There’s been quite a stir recently here at the North Pole. Our little friend ChrisMouse, who loves running behind the walls at Santa’s Village, has become a little bolder.

[Teachers and Christmas and Kids, oh my!]
Teachers and Christmas and Kids, oh my!
Published Tuesday November 01, 2022

During the Christmas season, keeping kids focused can be a difficult undertaking. Harnessing all that excitement and energy can also be difficult for teachers.

[All Hallows' Eve at the North Pole]
All Hallows' Eve at the North Pole
Published Saturday October 01, 2022

While it’s true that the elves are already hard at work making toys, Halloween time offers a great opportunity for so much fun!

[Picnics and Pirates]
Picnics and Pirates
Published Thursday September 01, 2022

As kids around the world are getting ready to go back to school, the elves at the North Pole are gearing up for their favorite time of year...

[World Friendship Day]
World Friendship Day
Published Monday August 01, 2022

August is a very special time at the North Pole. While the elves enjoy the last full month of summer, as the high temperature can sometimes reach up to 41° F, they also start to prepare for the colder months of Autumn and Winter.

[It is Festive in July at the North Pole]
It is Festive in July at the North Pole
Published Friday July 01, 2022

Because the elves of the North Pole consider themselves global citizens, they enjoy celebrating all of the national holidays!

[Summer Fun at the North Pole]
Summer Fun at the North Pole
Published Wednesday June 01, 2022

Things are really heating up in the North Pole now! In June, the elves enjoy temperatures  that can reach up to 38° F!

[The North Pole May Check In!]
The North Pole May Check In!
Published Sunday May 01, 2022

Welcome to May in the North Pole. The elves are excited because there is usually a big temperature jump in May.

[Celebrations in April]
Celebrations in April
Published Friday April 01, 2022

April showers, bring May flowers… But in the North Pole April brings a lot of fun and festive times for the elves. With holidays that celebrate their love of fun and faith, April has it all.

[St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole]
St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole
Published Tuesday March 01, 2022

Right now our favorite elves are decorating for St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole while also starting their spring cleaning and planting. They are dreaming about shamrocks and the sun!

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