Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jack the elf

Several years ago an elf named Jack began to visit our home every year around Thanksgiving. This elf is a kind elf who leaves little gifts for a certain little girl who's behavior and charm are exceedingly good.If he sees that she is behaving properly then he will leave her something sparkly, which all girls love! Fluffy socks, a candy cane or nail polish. She must have been exceptionally well behaved last year because he left her a Wii! This certain little girl cannot see or hear Jack,only mom's and grandma's can see him and talk to him. Jack keeps a close eye on her to see if she is behaving well and obeying her parents. He is Santa's secret agent and will pop in and out checking up on this little girl to report his findings back to the Big guy. He always knows when to show up and stands as a reminder to this little girl that she had better behave or else she will end up on the naughty list and coal in her stocking. Even though she is not so little anymore(almost 12) she still asks if I have seen Jack every year around Thanksgiving. I love that she still believes... I think that Jack might make a appearance today!

~Elves are commonly know for the help they give Santa Clause. They go by the names Santa's Little Helpers, Santa's Elves or Christmas Elves

~ Elves appeared in stories before St.Nicholas who is believed to be Santa Clause.
This therefor makes Elves older than Father Christmas.

~Santa Clause has often been referred to as a Jolly old Elf throughout history.

~In Scandinavia a jolly old Elf named Jultomten was said to have delivered gifts in a sleigh drawn by goats.

~Santa's Elves live at the Noth Pole helping him all year round to enable him to deliver gifts to children all around the world.

~In Iceland the Elves are known by the name of Yule lads and the people of Iceland have taken into account the fact that each day starting on the 12th of December an Elf(a different one each day) makes a visit each day until the arrival of 25th December.

~In many parts of France, the helpers are called, Père Fouettard.

~Elves are to make sure that all children are asleep before Santa delivers their presents.

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