[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Wednesday Apr 17, 2024    
[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.


Celebrations in April

Easter is coming!

[Celebrations in April]

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.

April Fools Day
Most of the elves here at the North Pole love a good joke, so you can imagine the chaos that could ensue if they all played tricks on one day. But the elves have been around a long time. They have heard many stories of the beginning of this holiday. The origin story of April Fool’s Day was a little mean spirited. It is thought to begin back in the late 1500s! France had switched from the Julian calendar (as in Julius Caesar) to the Gregorian calendar (which was first introduced by Pope Gregory XIII). This made New Year's Day the January 1st day we celebrate today. News did not travel fast in those days, so people that weren’t aware of the calendar change celebrated in the last week of March (since the Julian calendar placed the new year around the Spring Equinox). People would make fun of them and refer to them as April Fools. Thankfully, it is much more playful now. So the elves like to monitor the jokes around the world (Remember, they help determine if you are naughty or nice). Good spirited pranks make them laugh!! Some of the elves like to collect, or write down, their favorite pranks, so they can save them to try later.

[by Elvin Elf]

Easter
Easter is a special time at the North Pole. The elves work so hard to honor Jesus Christ on the day we celebrate his birth as part of their devotion to him. So they take time to rest and reflect on Easter, the time to celebrate His resurrection. Like many other cultures and religions, at Easter time we use eggs to symbolize the promise of a new life. The elves love to paint eggs and hide them around the North Pole. Even in the toy workshop!

St George’s Day
St. George is the Patron Saint of Bulgaria, England, Georgia, Portugal, and Spain and because the elves are citizens of the world, they love to celebrate St. George’s Feast Day! St George was an early Christian warrior and martyr. In the 15th century it is said that St. George’s Day was a huge day of celebration, almost on par with Christmas. Some simple ways the elves honor St. George is to wear blue, his favorite color. Wearing a rose in their lapels is also customary, as it is in the countries that celebrate this day. The elves also like to make a traditional English feast such as roast beef and Yorkshire pudding on this day!


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[St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole]
St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole
Published Friday March 01, 2024

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!

[Month of Love]
Month of Love
Published Thursday February 01, 2024

Let’s take a look at some of the holidays our friends celebrate during the “Month of Love.” 

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[The North Pole Times News Team]