We hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! All of us up here at the North Pole had a lovely Christmas indeed.
We wanted to take a moment to express some gratitude. First off, thank you to our corporate sponsors who have helped us tremendously with the cost of developing and maintaining northpole.com. So, thank you very much to our Diamond Deck-the-Halls Sponsor, Restaurant Technology, Inc., and our Platinum Poinsettia Sponsor, SimTrain! (Interested in sponsoring Northpole.com? Click here for more information!)
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!
As 2012 draws to a close, there are now 362 days until Christmas. We won’t be posting on the Elf Blog quite as often over the next several months, but come check back every now and then because we might post some surprises between now and next holiday season
And in the meantime, you can still check out all of our awesome content, such as the craft ideas, gift ideas, and Raymond the Reindeer’s adventures.
Thanks again for spending part of your Christmas with us here at northpole.com, and we wish you a very happy and healthy 2013!
Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!! As you know, we’ve invited our friends on Google+ to the Northpole.com Official Countdown to Christmas 2012 where they can upload photos of how they’re celebrating Christmas and celebrate with the rest of the world. If you’re on Google+, we hope you’ll join us! (If you’re not on Google+ yet, you can sign up here.)
Here are some of our favourite photos from yesterday and today!
Sandra B. said, “My daughters with Santa ”
Carey O. said, “Waiting for the Guest of Honor, a.k.a.The Big Guy.”
Jimmy C. said, “My Norwegian friend loves her Raymond! Thanks Northpole.com!”
Sarah R. said, “We just moved to Alaska just 5 days ago and my son was dying for us to put up our tree (it was literally the only thing he talked about during our trip from California to Alaska) so we put it up and let both my son and daughter decorate the tree. As you can tell by all the ornaments placed only at the bottom of the tree ) We are very excited for Santa this year.”
Does your family have any Christmas Eve traditions? Let us know in the comments below!
It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s Christmas cards! Just think how adorable your cards would be if they included a photo of your dog in this amazing Christmas caroler costume. I’m smiling just thinking about it
What’s not to love about this bird nest ornament? Two lovebirds sit atop a bed of moss on a wee grapevine wreath—so sweet!
This wee porcelain dish is hand-formed and hand-stamped, and I love the sweet simplicity of it. It would be a great gift for the French speaker [or Francophile] in your life.
Only 6 days until Christmas now! As I mentioned yesterday, we’ve invited our friends on Google+ to the Northpole.com Official Countdown to Christmas 2012 where they can upload photos of how they’re celebrating Christmas and celebrate with the rest of the world. If you’re on Google+, we hope you’ll join us! (If you’re not on Google+ yet, you can sign up here.)
Want to see some of our favourite photos from yesterday? Check ‘em out over here!
I guess everyone was really busy today (finishing up their Christmas shopping, perhaps?) because we only had one photo submission on the Event page today—from me
My favourite section of my tree: photo of my basset hound, a wee julbock, hearts from London and Sweden, a hippo, and Troy Polamalu!
Can you believe there are only 7 days left until Christmas? As expected, we elves are super busy, but we couldn’t be more excited!
To enjoy this last week before Christmas, we invited our friends on Google+ to the Northpole.com Official Countdown to Christmas 2012. If you’re on Google+, we hope you’ll join us! (If you’re not on Google+ yet, you can sign up here.)
We want everyone to join in and share the excitement as we count down to Christmas together. Santa asked us to create this Event on Google+ to bring everyone’s amazing Christmas memories together in one spot. Whether you’re at the North Pole or the South Pole—or anywhere in between—you can join this Event and share your special Christmas memories with the world.
While we love all of the posts on the Event page, we will be selecting some of our favorite photos each day between now and Christmas, and we will be posting them here on the Elf Blog. So, without further ado, here are a few of our favorites from today!
Whitney D. said, “My friend’s tree theme: ‘Santa!’ Can you tell?”
Jimmy C. said, “I baked these yummy buns from Mrs. Claus’ Cookbook!”
Jennifer D. posted this photo with a “reindog.” Too cute!
Up here at the North Pole, we have a penchant for all things sparkly, so I immediately fell for this wee tribe of glittery reindeer. And if their thick coats of red glitter weren’t enough, check out their shiny silver hooves—love ‘em!
These beautiful hardwood snowflake ornaments would make a lovely personalized gift or keepsake for your own family. Commemorate your first Christmas as husband & wife, baby’s first Christmas, or other special occasion. The ornaments come in your choice of maple [light blonde] or walnut [dark brown] sustainably harvested hardwoods.
This awesome tree slice centerpiece could be used in so many different ways to add a gorgeous, natural touch to your Christmas decor. You could pair it with a rustic floral centerpiece, display it with reindeer figurines, use it to present a platter full of yummy cookies—the possibilities are endless!