Oct 03 - Thanksgiving, Halloween and Remembrance Day – Oh my!

Hi Everyone!

Well here we go again, Thanksgiving is this weekend, and we’re also getting closer to Remembrance Day, a very important day in our history. BUT before Remembrance Day we have Halloween, a scary but fun time!! Candy, Costumes, and fire works to light up the sky. OH OH, we must remember to always be with our Mom, Dad, or an older family member in order to be safe and have a good time. Try not to worry about the scary stuff and enjoy the fun…and of course the candy!

Then when Halloween is done we are on to Christmas, the fun time for both young and Old! It’s a time of giving from the heart, as well as making special things that mean something to others. Remember in order for Santa to come in his Sleigh, he must first be in your heart.  You must believe in all the good things Santa stands for, and the all the good things he does to make people of all ages Happy.

Oh, are the elves ever busy with all these important holidays and getting ready for Christmas! Remember, you can send Santa a Christmas list any time, for you or for others!

Anyway everyone, time to get back to my chores. So be good and we’ll start seeing you in about 60 days as we Start the Christmas FUN! Don’t forget to visit me if you can when I’m in town!

Good bye for now,

Santa

Aug 14 - More than halfway through summer – Christmas prep is almost here!

Hello everyone, young and aging,

It’s now August 2017, and we are moving ever closer towards the the magic month of December, 2017. WOW! just imagine…It’s about the middle of November, when everything starts to come into place. Santa, Mrs.Claus, the elves, and all the reindeer, getting prepared for the magical night of December 24th. We’ll load up the sleigh, and make sure to finish delivering all the presents by the morning of December, 25, for everyone to open and be surprised! All my cookies (chocolate chip is my favourite!) and my favourite drink too – hot chocolate will have been drank and eaten by me of course, and the Broccoli and Carrots will have been polished off by the reindeer. I can almost smell the cookies in the oven already! Ahh!

But until then… you only have about 4 months left! So make sure that you be good and watch for Elf on the Shelf, who will be watching out for all the good and mischievous, things you do…you want to make sure the Elf only sees good things, right? Ho Ho HO!

Well time to start my looking for the elves and getting their lists ready, and chores complete, as it will SOON be time for them to get back to school classes too! We need to make sure we’re ready for that as well! Oh So much to do! On that note everyone, it’s time for Santa Claus to start HIS chores, so I must finish off this little note.

See you all SOON! Bye for now,

Santa

Jun 01 - School is Almost Done for the Year!

Well everyone young and old, it’s now June 2017 and all the elves are looking forward to some time away from school so that they can get ready for Christmas. So, on our agenda we have soccer games, camping, nature tours and swimming lessons. I believe we have almost the same things here at the North Pole as you do in your city and town. So all the elves are working hard at finishing their school work so by the end of June they will be ready to have some fun here just like you do there.

Our weather here is not as hot as your summer weather, but we can still play the same games that I told you about! But don’t you worry, the elves still have their chores to do even when they are out of school to make sure we’re ready for Christmas! We have quite a few new Elf-on-the-Shelf recruits this summer to help us for the Christmas months of November and December. We have to schedule them an area to watch and they will go through a training program soon.

Yes, we always have fun things going on so that work and play always seem like we are having a good time. We also have to train the new baby deer to know what to do on the ground and in the air – very important training for them to be ready to help Santa or Mrs. Claus! Oh my there is so much to do and I can Hear Mrs Claus calling us for supper now so have a wonderful summer, and we’ll talk in August.

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and all the elves

Apr 04 - Easter Reflections

Well everyone, here it is April, and (almost) everyone is getting ready for our friend, the Easter Bunny. The elves and I are making places for the Easter Bunny to hide his eggs when he comes here.  Hopefully all the snow should be gone by that time, and we can get on with Spring, and all the new Chores the warmer weather brings.

As you know it was a real heavy year of cool with lots and lots of snow. Well, we all know that snow makes water, and water helps things grow.  So we’re tending to our gardens, and keeping all the food for the reindeer growing well.  We have to make sure that we grow enough for them for the whole year in our short growing season!  Lots of grasses, nuts, berries and various vegetables.  A healthy diet to keep them strong for their hard work over Christmas.

So Lets make sure you are all getting ready for the Easter Bunny, with all your friends! Remember this is a time to make new friends and have fun. It is also a religious time that is an important time in our lives as we grow up and learn more about our journey in life. Remember, we are never to learn about life, or our Road ahead.

Ho Ho Ho!

Santa

Mar 07 - Santa update nearing Easter

Hello everyone,

Santa here, saying I hope all is well after your wonderful Christmas and Valentines Day. We at the North Pole have been busy getting everyone’s information on what they thought of last years toys and how we got them all delivered. The “Elf on the Shelf” team has been busy turning in their reports on what they all saw and heard from all the places they visited. It’s great to learn from them all that they were able to hear from all the children about what they had to say in regards to the gifts they wanted and received. They even had lots to share about the Moms, Dads, and Grandparents on how they Did at Christmas! Yes, everyone is important to Santa, Mrs. Claus and all the elves. And of course don’t forget you can drop us a letter anytime.

Just think, my friend the Easter Bunny will be coming soon! So lets get ready to do the Easter Egg Hunt and have lots of fun. Always remember, you are never too old to act young at heart and join in on the simple enjoyments of life!

Anyhow, all the elves are now doing their chores and going to school. They are also getting lots of play time in; hockey outside at our fun outdoor rink, and basketball in our gym here.  The exercise keeps us all happy and healthy so we can get all the work done we need to. Thinking about work…I have some chores coming up myself! Santa has got to get his book out and see what’s going on this year. I need to make sure the reindeer are being looked after so they will be strong and healthy when they need to pull my sleigh. I need them to make sure I can get all the supplies to build this year’s toys!

I should probably head off and do that now while it’s top of mind!

Have a great time this Easter everyone!

Talk to you later,

Santa

Oct 04 - Halloween soon – and Christmas just around the corner!

Hello Everyone!

Well here it is October already, and Halloween is on the way. So like everyone else, the elves have to get their costumes and get into the spirit of having a scary good time. Some of the older elves will be Taking their turn and giving out treats to the ghosts that knock at the door. But, before they can have fun trick-or-treating, or other Halloween celebrations, they have to take care of their chores – and then they can party.

We have Snow up at the North Pole now so we use snow shoes, skis and sleighs to get around. But don’t worry, we don’t have fireworks, as we don’t want any one to get hurt! But we have the next best thing –  the Northern Lights. It’s really beautiful and an even better show than fireworks!  They flash and move all around us, it’s so great to see them dancing in the sky. you can learn about them by looking them up on your computer.

Also, don’t forget to have your parents check your Halloween loot (All the yummy candies, and cool items) for spoils or whatever.

Oh my goodness there is so much to do!  And you know the big day is coming near??  Christmas Day is coming up fast! HA HA HO HO. You can start sending your lists anytime and let me know what is your favorite, and means the most to you, as you get 3 important choices, to help Santa deliver what he has for you.

See you soon!

Santa

Sep 01 - School is Just Around the Corner!

Hey everyone this is Santa and I’m just letting you know that Summer is coming to an end and School is just around the corner! Time for you to go and meet your new Teacher, and Just like Santa and the Elves, make new friends.

I hope That You All, Like Santa And the Elves, have had a great time doing different things and going different places on your School break. Now we all have to settle down to getting our chores done, going to school and helping our good neighbours. Yes we are all back to new, regular, and helpful things.

Now’s the time to think ahead to thanksgiving, Halloween, and then ME! SANTA! And ALL the good time these things bring! Ho Ho Ho! Did you know the day time starts to get shorter now, the sun is setting earlier each day, and we are getting closer and closer to the end of the calendar year. Before you know it we’ll be making our lists and re-teaching our pets to walk in the rain, cold and fog. Don’t forget to look after them by doing all the things to keep them safe, warm, and let them know you love them! Taking good care of your pets is one of the many things that you can do to stay on my “good” list!

Well I’ve got to make out my own lists – lists of working with the Elves, helping teach elf school, showing them what good toys they have to work on, making sure they dress and are at school on time too. Yes BOYS and GIRLS, there is always so much to do here, all year round.  The elves have to go to school too!

So remember, let’s be good to all and do our best when we do something, for ourselves or others. Oh here comes Mrs. Claus, got to go and help!

Bye for now,

Santa

Jun 14 - Summer vacation is almost here!

Hello Everyone!

Just a quick note From Santa and Mrs. Claus as we get into summer.

The Elves are finishing off their school projects and getting ready for their exams, just like you’re all doing too I hope!

After they finish their exams and have studied hard, we let them have 2 weeks of free time, and then it’s right back to chores.  Chores like feeding the reindeer, growing more food supplies, fixing up the stables and barn.  Mrs. Claus and I make a list of all the supplies we’ll need to keep going until October, so we can get ready for Christmas – which you know is the busiest time for us I’m sure!

Well enough talk, time for more work – especially with the break upcoming for the elves!

Until next time,

Santa and Mrs Claus

May 20 - Santa’s Friends

Being Santa you get to meet lots of cool people, and we’ve made some great friends over the years!  We thought we would share some photos one of our friends sent to us the other day.  Our friend Darren, ahem, “Elvis”, sings some great music and is currently working out of Hawaii for about 5 years.  So some great music and certainly a great location!

Santa's Friend Elvis Santa's Friend Elvis
Santa's Friend Elvis Santa's Friend Elvis

So “Elvis” is keeping busy down in one of his favorite places – and we’re now back from vacation which was an amazing time and starting to ramp things up to get ready for our busy time of year again!

Finished relaxing and tanning and now it’s back to work!

Santa

Apr 20 - Santa’s turn for a vacation – rejuvenating!

Hello Everyone!

Here Comes Santa VacationIt was a busy season, and Elf on the Shelf has still been really busy checking all the houses and people to make sure all is well and that we remember that Christmas is all about Families, and loving those close to us.

Now that everyone is back in school it’s time for our break! We look forward to having time to look at all that is around us and be glad to start the new year, with a positive look, and have it be a wonderful New Year.

I want to tell everyone that Santa and Mrs Claus are going to take a holiday, and Have a good time with all the Elves and see new things of interest. this relaxation will help rejuvenate us and help us get in the mood to start our Journey into the 2016 Christmas seasons, as there is so much to do!

See U all soon! Bye for now.

Santa