[The North Pole Times]
[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.

Picnics and Pirates

September at the Pole

[Picnics and Pirates]

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: Toy Making Season! While toy making does happen all year round in the workshop, September is the time the elves start to finalize what the good girls and the boys of the world will be gifted. And much of their time is spent doing inventory. It is vital to know if they have enough toys to make everyone’s holiday dreams come true. But it isn’t all work and no play (although for the elves work is play!). They take time to celebrate some holidays in September too.

American Labor Day
In the 1800s, most Americans worked 12-hour days! And children as young as 5-6 often had to work too. Families were desperate to put food on their tables and factories were desperate to increase productivity. Workers started to fight for better working conditions.To be better heard, 10,000 workers marched from City Hall to Union Square in New York City on September 5, 1882. This is recognized as the first Labor Day Parade! It became custom, and in 1894 a law, that an annual labor day would give the American workforce a day off of work to recognize their contributions to our society. Many folks choose to celebrate the day with BBQ picnics and family. The elves wholeheartedly believe that a day of rest and relaxation helps them do their jobs more effectively. So they also recognize Labor Day, which is usually the first Monday of September, as a day of rest before they go into high gear at preparing for Christmas!

International Talk like a Pirate Day
Ahoy, me hearties! Created as a joke in 1995, two friends have taken the world by its peg leg and made everyone want to talk like pirates.

[by Elvin Elf]

The elves love mischief, so they embraced this holiday as soon as they heard about it. It took the rest of the world a decade to catch up. The friends that created the day sent a letter to Dave Barry, a nationally syndicated columnist, in 2005. Dave Barry exclaimed “Shiver me timbers!” What a grand idea!” Actually, we’re not sure what he said, we only know he promoted the idea using his column and it caught on. The elves are always up for some fun. So when September 19 arrives it sounds like this in the workshop: Bernard Elf: Avast me hearties! Better get to makin’ the bounty for the good lads and lassies, exception’ those that be hangin’ the jib. Translation: Hello friends! We should be making toys and gifts for the good boys and girls unless they are pouting. At night they watch pirate movies like Hook, Peter Pan or Muppet Treasure Island.

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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!

[The North Pole Times News Team]