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Happy Holidays from!

Merry Christmas

Christmas is here! YAY!

We hope that each and every one of you are having a fabulous Christmas. All of us up here at the North Pole are certainly enjoying the snowy and joyous day today.

We wanted to take this moment to thank everyone who purchased the Raymond the Reindeer stickers for iMessage and the North Pole Christmas Stories app this year. It costs quite a bit to keep running, and we truly appreciate the support of the folks who bought these items. If you enjoy and want to help support the site, please consider purchasing one [or both!] or these. The stickers are only $0.99, and the story app is $2.99—a small amount that will go a long way in maintaining

Also, thanks go out to YOU for spending part of your Christmas with us! We appreciate every single one of our visitors, and we are so happy that you came to visit Santa’s Secret Village. We do hope that you’ll spend part of next Christmas with us as well!

So, what was your favourite Christmas memory this year? Did you receive a cherished gift, try a new delicious recipe, or go ice skating with a special someone? Let us know in the comments!

Enjoy the rest of Christmas Day, and from all of us at, we wish you a very happy and healthy 2018!


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Etsy Item of the Day: Basset Hound Ornament

One of my favourite things about the holidays is spending time with family—whether it’s sharing a meal, snuggling on the couch watching Elf, or simply relaxing together while gazing at the falling snow. My most immediate family consists of my husband and my basset hound who is my best friend. [My basset is actually sitting right next to me while I write this.] Given how much I love my dog, the ornaments on our Christmas tree are probably 50% basset- or dog-related, and this cute ornament would make a wonderful addition. Cast from an original, hand-carved wood master and then hand-painted, this basset ornament is available in tri-colour, red & white, or black & white.
Basset Hound Ornament

Etsy Seller: My Home Loves

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Festive Fun for Your iPhone and iPad

This year we released a couple of awesome items for iPhone and iPad: Raymond the Reindeer stickers for iMessage and the North Pole Christmas Stories app. Learn more about both below!

Raymond the Reindeer Stickers for iMessage

Add some festive fun to your conversations this holiday season with Raymond the Reindeer Stickers for iMessage! This Christmas sticker set contains 28 awesome stickers featuring Raymond doing all kinds of holiday activities, such as wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, drinking hot chocolate, singing Christmas carols, and much more.

Download the Raymond the Reindeer sticker pack today for only $0.99!

Get Raymond the Reindeer Stickers

North Pole Christmas Stories App

North Pole Christmas Stories App

Parents, this holiday season snuggle up with your children and read these 20 festive stories about Santa Claus, the elves, and the reindeer up at the North Pole.

Teachers, incorporate these merry tales into your lessons during the month of December. With 20 stories to choose from, students can read a new story every day until Christmas.

Written with young children in mind, these stories are perfect for kiddos who are learning to read or already know how to read. Each story includes 3 options for reading:

  • Read by Myself
  • Read to Me (includes professional narration)
  • Auto Play (includes narration and automatic page flip)

Both parents and teachers will appreciate that these stories are fun for kids to read but also contain messages about sharing, teamwork, patience, kindness, cooperation, generosity, and much more.

Download the North Pole Christmas Stories app for iPad and iPhone today for only $2.99!

Get North Pole Christmas Stories App

Etsy Item of the Day: Christmas Basset Hound Fabric

Earlier this season, Mary wrote about holiday tea towels from Spoonflower and showcased some of her favourite designs. Well, while searching for Christmassy basset items on Etsy, I came across this pattern from Spoonflower. Oh my goodness—LOOK AT THE CUTENESS. Featuring tri-colour basset hounds, Christmas puddings, mistletoe, and more festive goodies, this fabric is amazingly adorable. If I knew how to sew, I’d be making myself a dress out of this fabric stat. Purchase this fabric from Spoonflower’s Etsy shop or directly from their website.
Christmas Basset Hound Fabric

Etsy Seller: Spoonflower

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Mesmerizing Cookie Creations

Tomorrow night Santa will be making his grand trip around the world and eating cookies that folks leave out for him. Since we elves adore sweet treats as well, Mrs. Claus always bakes us extra cookies to enjoy on Christmas Eve. In honour of tomorrow’s cookie extravaganza, I pulled together some cookie decorating videos that are truly fascinating. The amount of effort put into each cookie is astonishing, and watching these videos is actually kind of relaxing. Check ’em out below!

What cookies do you like to eat during the holidays? Let me know in the comments below!


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Category: Festive Food

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