Very almost nearly it is time to be gearing up for my favourite time of the year! I just know that once December gets started- it will go past like a spangly sparkled whoosh! This week I need to make sure I get our advent tree all ready and dust down the Kindness Elves for their annual appearance!
The Kindness Elves are an alternative version of the Elf on the Shelf and were created by the lovely Anna from The Imagination Tree. They visit us once a year in December (occasionally in the Summer too) and write notes to us and encourage us in their mantra to ‘sprinkle kindness everywhere!’ The Kindness Elves work in a similar way to the popular elf on the shelf elves. They are magical and playful and you can have a lot of fun with them, but instead of reporting back to santa on whether your child has been good or bad the Kindness Elves are introduced to spread kindness and love. We do still like to have our elves appear in different places in the morning (see our last year’s post for the mischief they got up to!)
Our Elves normally arrive around two weeks before Christmas and I add the little kindness deeds that they encourage the kids to do into our advent tree. We hang little numbered treats on our advent tree filled with chocolates or stickers or even mini bath bombs with a little kindness idea for us to complete as a family.
Adding the little notes to our advent tree has been made even easier this year with the help of the pretty Kindness Elves accessory kit. What can be better than mini stationery goodies? I was more than excited when this beautiful box arrived! Just like the Kindness Elves themselves, the quality of the stickers and mini postcards is just gorgeous. There is such an attention to detail with the illustrations and the Kindness Cards come with pre-written kindness activities which makes it super easy for me to just pop them in our advent tree. The acts of kindness range from big to small such as giving someone a hug, clearing the dishes away, baking cookies or donating old clothes so it’s easy to find activities to suit different age groups. There are 40 pre-written Kindness acts and 10 for you to design your own- that will keep me going for a few years!
The accessory pack also contains a beautiful ‘Little Book of Big Kindness’ which can be used for children to collect the little notes that they receive from the Kindness Elves, creating beautiful memories that can be looked back over year after year. I’m going to use the little notes this year to thank the children for the kind deeds that the Kindness Elves have spotted them doing and telling them what kind and helpful children they are. With lots of sibling bickering going on at the moment- I’m really going to focus on helping them to be kind to each other! That’s the plan anyway!
The Kindness Elves are such a wonderful family tradition during a season that can be focused on asking for gifts, I am hoping that we can help our kiddos focus on what we can give others.
If you’d like to start a Kindness Elves holiday Tradition with your family, the full range of Kindness Elves to purchase can be found here. (aff.link)
(Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We were gifted a set of the Kindness Elves in exchange for a review. All thoughts and photos are my own.)