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He’s Back: Elf on the Shelf

Do you participate in Elf on the Shelf? Since my kids are young and we all love fantasy and make-believe we decided to try it last year. We thought it might be fun for the kids. Turns out, it wasn’t;t just fun for the kids. We loved finding new fun and exciting ways to present and leave the elf each night. We even included a small written bible verse that had to do with the Christmas season. That way our kids were still learning about the reason for the season, but they also got to participate in the part that is magical, and that allows for kids to just be kids.

This year we are very excited to start again. We start on thanksgiving night. Once the kids are tucked in and sound asleep we find a new and adventurous activity for our little elf, named Jedi. This year we decided to start the visits off with a little fun. We started with a little banquet and had the elf bring the kids some Christmas pajamas and Christmas slippers.

We want to extend an invite to all of you that participate in the Elf on the Shelf to share some of your ideas here. That way we can help each other out with ways to impress and awe our kiddos with the magic of Christmas all season long. Please feel free to upload photos in the comments!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!!

We hope you all are enjoying your day with your family. In celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah we would like to share The Night Before Christmas Poem and the Story of the Festival of lights. Enjoy your day with your loved ones.

 

merry christmas and happy hanukkah

 

Chanukkah Lights

By P. M. Raskin More P. M. Raskin

I KINDLED my eight little candles,
My Chanukkah-candles–and lo!
Fair visions and dreams half-forgotten
To me came of years long ago.

I musingly gazed at my candles;
Meseemed in their quivering flames
In golden, in fiery letters
I read the old glorious names,

The names of our heroes immortal,
The noble, the brave, and the true,
A battle-field saw I in vision
Where many were conquered by few.

Where trampled in dust lay the mighty,
Judea’s proud Syrian foe;
And Judas, the brave Maccabaeus,
In front of his army I saw.

His eyes shone like bright stars of heaven,
Like music rang out his strong voice:
“Brave comrades, we fought and we conquered,
Now let us, in God’s name, rejoice!”

“We conquered–but know, O brave comrades,
No triumph is due to the sword!
Remember our glorious watchword,
‘For People and Towns of the Lord!'”

He spoke, and from all the four corners
An echo repeated each word;
The woods and the mountains re-echoed:
“For People and Towns of the Lord!”

And swiftly the message spread, saying:
“Judea, Judea is free,
Re-kindled the lamp in the Temple,
Re-kindled each bosom with glee!”

My Chanukkah-candles soon flickered,
Around me was darkness of night;
But deep in my soul I felt shining
A heavenly-glorious light.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you and your family from all of us at The Boy’s Store.

The Boy’s Store Holiday Items

Did you know we carry some of the cutest holiday items all year long? If you haven’t seen them before you need to head in and check them out. We have t-shirts, pajamas, and socks. Each of these items makes an incredible gift during the holiday season. Grab some socks for stocking stuffers. Pick out some holiday pajamas for Christmas Eve or even for Hanukkah. Your boys can be holiday ready in just one shipment!

Small Sample of our Holiday items:

Boys Reindeer Socks by Country Kids: These fun socks come in red and green. Ball them up and place them in a stocking, or gift them on Christmas eve for your kids to wear the next day. They are soft, warm, and fun!

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Boys Footie Christmas Lights Pajamas by New Jammies: Available in footie pajamas and a pants and shirt set, these lights pajamas just shine Christmas. They make a perfect night before Christmas gift. Come Christmas morning your boys will be warm and full of holiday cheer and you will have a perfect picture of holiday goodness when he stumbles in to wake you.

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le top Baby Boys’ Reindeer Games Footed Striped Coverall: Our littlest boys are not to be forgotten. This adorable coverall and hat makes them appear to be the angelic little elves we all know they are.

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Boys Hanukkah Pajama Set by Sara’s Prints: Hanukkah is 8 whole days and nights, and with these pajamas the nights will be especially cute. Themed with dreidels and menorahs it brings to life the great festival of lights.

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