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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Elves Millie and Anne

And now it has begun.  Right after the Halloween stuff has been put away (Oh, who am I kidding?  It's in a box waiting for me to carry it upstairs.) it is time for Millie and I to change hats.  This week we launched the fund raiser we do each year for a couple of our favorite non-profits and have already received our first 2 orders.

We become elves and with the help of loving parents, grandparents or friends we compose, address and send very personalized letters mailed from the North Pole to children all over the U.S.   We don't eliminate Canada but we have to charge an additional dollar for the postage.

Rather than being a response to Christmas "wants" our letters focus on how the child is succeeding and what needs a tad of improvement. (My all time favorite letter mentioned Santa needing to tell a little fellow he really had to wear underwear to school daily.)  I would have killed when I was a kid to see Santa was proud of my report card, or leaf raking, or whatever Mom and Dad thought I had done well.  I probably would not have been as happy to see he really KNEW  I shoved my dirty clothes under the bed rather than put them in the laundry basket.

So if you are near my house and you hear early Christmas music know that I am not crazy.  I'm just getting my jolly on.

10 comments:

  1. What a great thing. Does the post office have a special North Pole stamp they use?

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    1. North Pole Alaska is in the mail remailing business. They change the cancellation stamp yearly, and charge nothing but postage to get your letter there (Or in our case hundreds of letters)

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  2. Yah, I could have been that little chap being told to wear underwear. Still hate it......l know, TMI, right? lolz

    I never got one of those Letters from Santa when I was a kid....maybe that's my problem now.......

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    1. Hahaha, maybe a little TMI but a fun fact!
      I am blaming all my adult issues on no letters from Santa and the age of disco.

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  3. What a neat idea! I never got one of those letters either when I was a kid, but my stepdad did crawl up on the roof and pretend like he was Santa making noise with the reindeer. We weren't allowed to look just listen, it was awesome.

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    1. I didn't get one either but one year Santa was having a hard time putting a kitchen set together and left a note on my blackboard (see how old I am I didn't even have a chalkboard) that told My Beloved Sister and me that he was running late and couldn't assemble anything but the stove. He suggested our dad could finish it after Christmas. Evidently he worked on that stove until 5 am

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  4. You really are a wonderful soul! DO you think Santa thinks that I drink too much? Or do you think he would like to join me in a drink or two?

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    1. I have it on good authority that Santa likes milk, hot chocolate, black coffee (what my dad told me Santa loved) or a nice single malt scotch. He will never to be too hard on you on account of your chicken feet thing.

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    1. Thanks Jess! We love doing it though it gets a little crazy the first couple of days in December.

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