Today marks just 10 months until Christmas Eve. Can you believe it?
Life here at the North Pole has settled into a quiet, busy routine since Christmas. It snows, we work, and then comes night time – a time of rest.
These are the dog days of winter. It is too early in the year to be thinking about vacation. So many great events are afar off.
But it goes by fast, you know?
I actually love this time of year. You know why?
Because I have time to think. Time to plan. And for elves like me this is the time of year when Christmas really happens – in my head. I’ve got it all planned out.
To be an elf is to be a good planner. And it is planning season at the North Pole.
I plan to hire some more writers this year. I plan to tell you more than ever about life at the North Pole. I plan to provide even more breaking news of Santa, his annual Christmas flight and how all things Christmas work. It’s going to be a great Christmas!
What about you? What are you planning for Christmas?
A heavy snowstorm has moved over the North Pole and it was a group of really slow moving elves who tramped their snowy feet into Santa’s office this morning. As is tradition Santa convened a meeting of Santa’s Council on the day after Christmas.
This select group of senior elves had one order of business for this traditional meeting: to set the time for Santa’s next launch of Operation Merry Christmas.
It is step #1 of a billion things that need to be done between now and when Santa launches again.
Once that time was decided upon — a process that took all of 30 seconds — Santa dismissed the meeting and declare today — indeed, all of this week — a holiday for all the elves at the North Pole. He did it as a thank you for their quality service this year.
Soon after this announcement was made a group of volunteer elves walked the grounds of the North Pole resetting the countdown clocks posted everywhere, including on all our websites.
How quickly it changes. Two days ago that countdown clock seemed to be moving at lightning speed. This morning — with those big numbers up there — it appears to be crawling.
It is hard to think of how far away it feels until Christmas is everywhere again. Here at the North Pole we live it every day and we love it.
But great things always begin small. And we think today’s small beginning to Operation Merry Christmas 2017 is a great start.
It has been a blessed Christmas day here at the North Pole. Believe it or not the North Pole Post Office has remained on the job but over the course of the last 36 hours or so the nature of mail has changed from wishlists to notes of gratitude and joy.
Santa is overwhelmed. He so appreciates your acknowledgement and spirit.
Hearts are merry even if bodies are tired here at the North Pole. It has been a blessed, snowy day as folks have celebrated with family, friends and loved ones.
It has been a fun season. Thanks for being here with us through it all. We hope the Spirit of Christmas strives within each of you daily and that you join us here often.