The Pajama Elves, by Hayden Edwards ($9.99)
The Pajama Elves is the magical tale of elves at the North Pole who sew pajamas for good girls and boys. These pajamas are stitched with a magical thread that will guarantee a good night’s sleep on Christmas Eve, and give Santa an opportunity to visit without being spotted.
I loved, loved, LOVED The Pajama Elves. It is fun, heartwarming, and simply magical. The idea behind this book is charming and truly lends itself to creating a Christmas Eve tradition that you will hold dear to your heart.
“For pajama production elf tailors prepare by visiting children when they are not even aware. Needing proper proportions to make these slumbering clothes, they will measure each child from their head to their toes.”
Come on now! How cute is that?
OK, so in keeping with the theme of the book, I wrapped up a pair of special pajamas for my 4-year-old niece (who was definitely in need of some Christmas magic!), and placed them in a Fed Ex box which I marked “URGENT DELIVERY” and addressed it to my niece. So, here we were in the middle of the usual Christmas Eve revelry when suddenly the doorbell rang. My niece went running off to see who was at the door and returned with the package, assuming it was for one of the adults. She was quite confused when we told her that the package was, in fact, for her.
Daddy ripped it open and out tumbled a letter from the Pajama Elves, telling her how good she had been and how they had made something special for her to wear to bed on Christmas Eve. It was truly an adorable moment.
Trust me, if you have a young child in your life, this is an experience you will cherish for years to come. I know Christmas is 339 days away (and counting) at this point…but don’t miss out on this chance to create special memories with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, whoever. I sure hope it becomes a Christmas tradition that passes from generation to generation!
And, yes, I know this review would have been useful, oh, say in December (duh!) — and I sure wish I had been able to tell you about it then…but personal health issues as well as family circumstances have kept me preoccupied (and, for the most part, offline!) for about a month. So, while I regret not being able to share The Pajama Elves with you for Christmas 2012, I’m giving you plenty of notice for Christmas 2013…and Christmas 2014…and Christmas 2015…and every Christmas from now on!
I was not compensated for writing this post. I received a copy of The Pajama Elves to facilitate my review. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.