When Santa Claus hired me to be his Head Elf at The Elf on the Shelf®, I had one job: be a purveyor of all things Christmas magic, every day. In a world where reindeer fly, rambunctious elves get into silly antics, and scout elves become part of families all over the world, I never anticipated the magnitude of opportunities that would come from working with Santa Claus and his scout elves.
While I can stand back and look so proudly at everything I accomplished over the last seven years in my career, including landing The Elf on the Shelf® a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the highlight of my career has been this exchange I made on behalf of Santa Claus. Read ahead:
I’m not sure if I belive anymore. The peices are all coming together.
How do i know your really not the owner of the website writing back,
or that my parents do it, it is there handwriting and we have the same
wrapping paper. When ever i say i belive everyone laughs. How come
every thing i get has a price code? The elf on the shelf looks
plastic, and 50% of the people i know don’t belive. the other 50 are
babys. Am i getting to old for it? It’s not to late. Please let me
know before it is.
Thank you for writing me - in fact, I don’t think you could have
written at a better time. Right now, I’m taking a break from the
workshop because I wanted to spend some time with your very special
letter. Although you don’t believe in me or you aren’t sure, I want
you to know that I believe in you. I believe in you and the spirit of
Christmas you carry in your heart, and I believe in all the amazing
things you do on a daily basis - trust me, you really are an awesome
kid! You don’t have to believe in me, if you don’t want to, but I want
you to know that you are never too old to love Christmas and you are
never too young to ask questions. However, if I were you, when people
laugh about you believing in me - I would shrug it off. Everyone can
believe in what they want to believe in, and age is just a number
Keep up all the great work you are doing! Christmas will be here
before you know it. And please know, you’re at the top of my list this
I officially belive with all of my heart. You’re right - who cares
what other people think. Me is me. You totally changed me. Me is me
and i love me. My parents tell me the easter bunny is not real, i
think he doesn’t know were back here in the woods. I tell them i
belive in what i belive. Thank you so much. I will never outgrow you.
I know that came from your heart - not some computer saying the same
thing to boys and girls overtime. If people tell me reasons you might
not be real you’ll know what I’ll say - it’s possible but it did not
I love you,