Sunday, December 7, 2008

To our Secret Elves...

First off to update those who are not our Secret Elves, we have Secret Elves! They are very sweet and have brightened our Christmas season incredibly! They bring a surprise each night and the kids can hardly fall asleep because they know something new will be waiting for them.


One night we got the story of the candy cane with a box of candy canes. Too cute! The story even uses one of our daughters names in it (maybe just a coincidence, but still fun to read)!


A different night the kids each got a coloring book, crayons, or a book (for the baby). They love them! I think it's funny that something so simple can bring such joy. It is so true for my kids though. Sandra loves her princess book and the boys love theirs.... especially all the dinosaur pictures.



Here they are showing off a sample of their dinosaurs. Talmage started naming his today.


This is a small sample of the pile of colored and cut out dinosaurs that live in my home now. Talmage has to feed them and take care of them. They even missed him while he was at church today.

So onto the story... Talmage after the third day or so wanted to do something fun for our secret elves, then we could be secret elves too. Well, without the secret part, but still elves :). I couldn't think of anything to do since we don't know who they are. Then my friend mentioned we could leave something for them on our doorstep. Well, we tried last night, but the elf that dropped the goodie off didn't pick up our surprise for them.... so without further delay....

Dear elves... Thank you for the wonderful surprises! The kids love it as does mommy and daddy! Please let us do something for you. We have prepared a treat and a card for y'all! We will leave them on our doorstep and hope that you take them and enjoy it together as we have enjoyed all the surprises thus far. Thank you again, it has been a wonderful treat for the kids and has made every night so exciting in our home!!!!
If you know the elves, but are not the elves in question, please pass our message along! We would love to share our surprise with them!
Thank you again... Williams elves :)
UPDATE....
Yes, they came again (seriously, this is so sweet of them), but this time the goodies were taken! If they read this (I doubt it) I'm glad it worked, but otherwise still glad that we were able to share something with our givers! Happy giving season to all!

4 comments:

Machelle said...

I wish we lived closer that would be fun to do. I might do that for someone else. Great idea.

Alli said...

Alright Sharla, I'll admit it, it's us! Well, maybe not, but even though the price of gas has gone down it would probably be a bit of a trek to get to you every night to do our elvish duty :)

Sharla said...

Is that why some nights you don't come til after 10? That drive is pretty long! Can't wait to do it in 2 weeks though :)

luvmykids said...

How fun! I wished I would have thought of that!