An awesome Giveaway and Discount straight from Santa’s Office!
Its absolutely no secret we go straight stupid about our holidays in this home, and when it comes to the mother of all holidays, Christmas, we go into full freak mode. So it was a pure delight for the kids and myself when we received an especially early North Pole delivery last week from our friends at Elf For Christmas. And together with them we get to spread some of that Christmas cheer and give a bit of an early Christmas gift to not only just one special person, but ALL my readers can get in on some of this action!
But before we get into that, let me introduce you to our new little housemate, named Jingle McMerry. (named by our eldest two of course!)
As you may recall last year, we started our new family tradition of welcoming a scout elf, Trixy-Poppy into our home. So my girls are all for having elves make themselves at home by us. But it was really Yuriko-Mae – our smallest- who gave this new little guy an especially warm welcome when he arrived last week. This girl was seriously taken with him, and I struggled to convince her to give him back. So clearly he was a win from the very moment all my girls set eyes on him.
BUT, what makes this little dude extra special is that he comes with an awesome rewards kit that has been designed to help encourage better behaviour. (Because Lawd knows we’ve probably exhausted the tag lines of parenting bribery and corruption like, “Santa’s watching you!”, or “Do you want me to call Santa right now?!”, or the like.) So, elf arrives with a full package of goodies that will help
blackmail monitor your child in the run up to Christmas.
As you may recall, Im a believer in the use of these kind of reward systems. Yes, there may be one or two drawbacks that have been noted by some others, but personally, we’ve only had positive results with the use of ours. And this particular reward system I think works particularly well.
Now, this could be because – hello! cute tiny people from the North pole – anything magical is bound to capture the attention of a kid, or because everything is made to be simple and convenient for the parents who make the magic come alive behind the scenes. Not only do you get your little reward chart, with north-pole-esque stickers, along with sweetly decorated good behaviour certificates, but they also come with ready-made letters from the elf for the elf’s first day and introductions, as well as a goodbye letter, and thank you postcard. So no extra effort required on your part mom or dad! Not to mention the little encouraging notes already made up for you, that elf leaves for the kids that can be left around the home to be found by the kids.
What also makes this a bit easier for parents is the flexibility of this elf, in that he can be touched without losing his magic – so there will be no states of armegodon in any household, should some tiny hand touch him. And there are no real fixed rules that may set you up for “failure” either. Now, I of course am all for and totally gung-ho about these kind of things, and love a good back story, with delightful touches of magic. But I know there are many parents out there who would truly appreciate the ease of this little Elf. And the back story is entirely up to you, really. So you can make this elf your own, in whatever way works for your schedule and family.
I mean honestly, I cannot see myself telling Coco she cant hug or kiss Jingle…just look at her with him!
What does still remain true to elf nature is that these little guys are mischievous as ever, and are always up to something naughty in your home. Their arms and legs have been designed so that you can manipulate them more easily into any position, and their hands have velcro making it easier to keep them in specific positions to
frame them make them appear as if they were up to no good.
When the kids wake in the morning to find what these little guys were up to in the night, it really is absolutely darling to see their faces and reactions to it all. I swear, it’s worth the effort.They retail for R499.98, check it out over here. Oh, and for families with more than two kids, they have a special refill pack you can purchase for R229.98!
Ps. Spoiler alert – Im giving one of these elves with a magical reward kit away!!! But wait, there’s more I want to share with you first…
If there is something that my girls are definitely showing signs of enjoying, is the sheer pleasure in getting snail mail…like an actual letter, that you can hold in your hand, and smell the paper and ink on. There remains something very exciting about it for me to this day, and clearly my girls get it too. Now, marry this new developing love for post, with their already existing excitement for advent calendars, and (I mean, honestly…) anything from the North Pole, and you have a huge winner with kids!Making these Advent Letters a 1st prize gold medalist in the Christmas stakes!
These little advent letters are straight from the Office of Santa Claus, and are all official North Pole correspondences from an insider elf, named Pip McJingles, and are very sweet little notes that come in a miniaturized and endearing little elf size. It is here that Pip gives some fun little updates of all the shenanigans and fun that’s going down at the North Pole for each day of December, right up until Christmas Eve. And I honestly, what kid doesn’t wonder about what all happens up there? So these make for perfect little sneak peaks into that magic world.
What’s nice is that Pip is a separate elf to your magical Elf for Christmas little guy that comes with a rewards kit. So, you don’t need to have an actual elf in your house for these advent letters to work. This is perfect if your kid happens to be one of those rare ones who are freaked out by a little doll that can come to life and sneak around the house, or for any reason that you may not have an elf in the house yet. They are also perfect if you’re trying to avoid all the sugary indulgence that often come with other advent calendars.
What you could also do is maybe slap in a nice little report card from the North Pole about your kiddies behaviour here, to help encourage good behaviour.
And lastly, as a sweet little touch, I loved the little tip from Maz on Caffeine & Fairydust, about sticking these notes into the freezer for a bit before giving it, so that they have an authentic icy North Pole feel when the kids find them! But honestly, you can tuck them away anywhere that’s sure to be a surprise: on their bathroom mirror, in their cereal box, in postbox, under their pillow, on the breakfast table. Or maybe even try a bit of scavenger hunt that leads them to it. Or keep it as simple as you want, just have fun with it.
Im keeping these for December 1st, as I know my kids are going to be completely enamored with them, so I definitely don’t want to ruin the surprise for them by giving it too early.
Now, you can get yours over here for R259.98 BUT just for you my reader, from now until November 25 2018, you can use my discount code, ELF07 on these, the elves or anything in their store for a discount.
Yes, you read right, a discount code! Thanks to Elf for Christmas, I am giving ALL my readers a 15% discount off not only their advent letters and Elf with magical reward kit, but on ALL their products! So even if you already have either one of these products I’ve reviewed up here, there’s so much more you can add to the collection. Like these:
The Light Elf Door/Night light (i totally have my eye on this one!)
But now, for the main event and early Christmas gift, if you’re keen to get one of these delightful little elves for your home (either a boy or girl elf), I am giving ONE lucky reader one of these sweet little buggers to have and to hold!(ie. One girl or boy elf with the magical rewards kit)
All you have to do are these TWO simple steps: (And PLEASE follow ALL the steps!)
1. Follow Elf for Christmas South Africa on instagram (over here)
2. Follow me (traxgport) over here.
3. And comment below telling us what your Instagram handle (name) is and what you think your kids will think of this little elf.
And that’s it!
For an additional entry, go over onto twitter and tweet (copy & paste):
“Hey @milkmemoirs ! I’d love to bring in the #christmas magic & win that cute #ElfforChristmasSA for our home!”
Rules: Only open to South African addresses. Competition closes 25 November 2018. Winner will be announced the same day. Winner can choose either a girl or boy elf and must claim prize within 24 hours of the announcement, else new one will be selected.
So get cracking on those entries! In the mean time, don’t forget, ALL of you lovelies get to use my special discount code ELF07 to be used on any of their products online. This discount is valid from now until 25 November 2018! So get a clicking, folks!
Ps. Guys, I normally try and hold myself back come November, so that I don’t dive straight into popping Christmas confetti just yet. You know, I do like a bit of foreplay to warm me up and get me properly in the mood….maybe even just some recovery from all the festivities that goes down in October…but this time, honestly, with this little elf in our house, its becoming harder and harder to say no to all the Christmassy delights that are calling my name…
Ohhhh, the excitement of christmas! X