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It’s That Time of Year Again…


Well, folks, can you believe that there are only 37 days until Christmas? Despite how busy we elves are during the holiday season, we thought it was about time to start blogging more in order to inject some merriness into your days. We do hope you’ll stop by regularly between now and Christmas, as we’ll be highlighting charities, posting some of our holiday favourites from Etsy, and sharing other festive fun. Plus, you’ll get to see where in the world Raymond the reindeer visited this year!

If you’ve read the Elf Blog in years past, you might be wondering where the crafts went. Have no fear—they’re still here! The elves have created so many awesome craft projects that we decided the crafts deserved their own home at the North Pole. So, may I present to you… the Craft Cottage!

Craft Cottage

The Craft Cottage houses all kinds of crafty goodness—from ornaments to home decor to wreaths and more. So bust out the glitter and glue gun, and head on over to the Craft Cottage. Crafts

Our regular readers might also be asking themselves what happened to the great gift ideas we previously highlighted on the Elf Blog. Again, we decided that all this fabulous content warranted its own space, so we packed up all the gift ideas and moved them to the Gift Shop!

Gift Shop

In the Gift Shop, you will find elf-curated presents for every type of person on your Christmas list. Whether you’re shopping for a chef, sports nut, or creative kid, we’ve got you covered.

Thanks for stopping by. We certainly look forward to spending the holiday season with you. Let us know in the comments what you’re most excited about this Christmas!

The Holiday Season is Upon Us!


Less than 2 months. 7 weeks. 51 days. However you want to phrase it, the fact remains that Christmas will be here before we know it.

This is an especially busy time here at, just as I’m sure it’s a busy time for you. I do hope you and your family will come visit us here regularly during the holiday season. Besides all of the great stuff elsewhere on the site, such as the personalized stories and yummy recipes, we will be bringing you brand new, fun, festive content here on the Elf Blog every single day between now and Christmas.

If you love holiday crafts, are searching for gift ideas, or simply need a daily dose of Christmas joy, the Elf Blog has you covered. We look forward to spending the holiday season with you and yours!

6 Months Until Christmas!


Gooooood morning! Today is June 25th, and Christmas is 6 months away.  We can’t believe how fast the year is flying by, but we are eagerly anticipating Christmas. So eager, in fact, that we thought we’d throw a party to celebrate! July is only a few days away. What better way to have fun than with a Christmas in July party? Check back as the day goes on for craft ideas for your Christmas in July party.


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Happy Holidays!


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 So, thank you very much to our Diamond Deck-the-Halls Sponsor, Restaurant Technology, Inc., and our Platinum Poinsettia Sponsor, SimTrain! (Interested in sponsoring 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, and we wish you a very happy and healthy 2013!

Countdown to Christmas – 1 Day to Go!


Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!! As you know, we’ve invited our friends on Google+ to the 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!”
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 :o ) We are very excited for Santa this year.”

Does your family have any Christmas Eve traditions? Let us know in the comments below!

Countdown to Christmas – 6 Days to Go!


Only 6 days until Christmas now! As I mentioned yesterday, we’ve invited our friends on Google+ to the 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!

Countdown to Christmas – 7 Days to Go!


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 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!

Greetings from the North Pole!


Hello from all of us here at! With the weather getting ever colder and the holidays drawing nearer, we are very excited and very busy. This year we decided it would be lots of fun to share with you some craft ideas, gift ideas, and more through our Elf Blog.

With Burt hard at work in the Workshop, Bif so swamped in the Mailroom, Will keeping an eye on things in the Weather Station, Mrs. Claus baking in the Kitchen, and Bonnie keeping Bud out of trouble, Santa asked Mary and me to take the blogging reins, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

So keep your eyes on this space where we will be bringing you fun, festive ideas everyday from now until Christmas!

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