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A belated round up of our last few days with the Kindness Elves
Day 10 – surplus toy cars donated to local playgroup, Scout dog and stories sold for piggy bank pounds (saving for yet more lego!)
Day 11 – woops, no photo of the postman’s card
Day 12 – donating cat food at Morrisons for New Start Cat Rescue
Day 13 – an ongoing part of the festive season!
Day 6 – intended to make these yarn wrap leaves but E’s daily card making turned into gift making for Nana and Grandad.
Day 7 – bird feeders; first attempt using coconut oil and gelatine flopped (too crumbly) but second attempt using lard in a yogurt pot succeeded.
Day 8 – piggy bank pennies for Guide Dogs for the blind
Day 9 – card for the binmen (we missed them on the last collection day so our card will become a New Year thank you)
”I love making Christmas cards so much” declared E yesterday so I knew today’s suggestion from the Kindness Elves was going to be warmly received. E loves to sit at the kitchen table drawing and sticking and writing which is so lovely to silently observe.
E’s always been curious about letters and numbers and as soon as he could ask questions he’d point to road signs or lettering on grates and ask what it said. One of his favourite games is to call out a word, ask how it’s spelt and then write it down. It’s heart warming to be able to encourage his love of learning so simply through sincere communication and connection with him. Today he asked G to write out the alphabet so he could practice his letters. Such delight on his face when he realised he was writing S backwards and then wrote it the right way with no assitance but his own careful observation and determination.
E was greeted by these lovely little fellas when he woke up this morning. He’d received a Christmas Card from the Kindness Elves yesterday heralding their imminent arrival and was thrilled to find them waiting in their little house for him this morning. The Kindness Elves have come to share the magic of Christmas and to see if E is as kind and helpful as they’ve heard. Each day they’ll be waiting in a new place in the house with a suggestion for an act of kindness E can help them to carry out.
A rather lovely result from Day 1’s kind deed (which you’ll have to wait until morning to see as my camera just loves the sparkly lights on the Christmas tree too much!).
Anna at The Imagination Tree came up with the idea of the Kindness Elves a few years ago and made them available to buy for the first time this year and has all sorts of kind deeds suggestions to help you on your way. You could use any doll or cuddly you already have at home to spread some festive love and magic.
© Kindness Elves house and suggestions from The Imagination Tree website