Preserving a little Christmas magic

We’re beyond believing here, in all sorts of ways, but I’ll tell you something about childhood magic that perseveres right up to the tween years:

Don’t ruin it.

Just let them be. There’s no harm in it. Especially at this time if year.

We have an ancient ornament we hang in the tree that dates back to my mom’s childhood, I believe. It’s a tiny house and looks like this:

We were told, when I was very young, not to shake it, or hold it upside down.

“The little magical Christmas elves will get hurt, or fall out,” mom said.

Well I was not a devious child, and neither is my daughter, so we unwrap the special ornament extra carefully and find the perfect spot on the tree every year. πŸ’Ÿ

Here’s the thing: my child is absolutely delighted with this little idea that magical Christmas elves live inside the ornament. Even though deep down we all know it’s not real, or true.

She still wants to believe it.

So what?

Merry Christmas! May all your holiday decorations provide an equally magical reminder that sometimes, traditions like this are part of the fun. πŸŽ„πŸ’ŸπŸ˜Š

14 thoughts on “Preserving a little Christmas magic

  1. So true! I remember when I was an older teen and my youngest sister finally stopped believing in Santa. My mom wanted to stop writing “from Santa” on our gifts and just put everyone’s name on them. I was SO HORRIFIED. “From Santa” is a must – even when you know the truth in your head, there’s a powerful magic in believing with your heart :).

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  2. Our “Elf on the Shelf” had an envelope one day last week – asking for Christmas lists she would take back to the North Pole overnight. Our 14 year old folded up a letter, saying “I know lots of my friends don’t believe in you, but I do.” πŸ™‚

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