Record Demand for Santa's Elves - Christmas Elf Tradition Takes UK by Storm

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Big Fat Balloons, the online helium balloon and soft toy retailer, has experienced record demand for its Christmas Elves dolls this year, from customers throughout the UK. The Christmas Elf tradition, which is already popular in the States, is now booming this side of the Atlantic. The idea is that one of Santa’s Elves is invited to live with a family until Christmas Eve. On 24 December, the Christmas Elf must then return to the North Pole to report to Santa on the child or children’s behaviour.

Santa's Elf Doll - Christmas Elf Tradition

Santa's Elf Doll - Ideal to start the Christmas Elf Tradition with your family

With the tough economic climate, many families are feeling strain on their finances, and it’s especially difficult at this time of year. The Christmas Elf tradition provides a relatively inexpensive way to capture the magic of Christmas for your children.

Big Fat Balloons, the online helium balloon and soft toys retailer, has experienced record demand for its Christmas Elves dolls this year, from customers throughout the UK.

The Christmas Elf tradition, which is already popular in the States, is now booming this side of the Atlantic. The idea is that one of Santa’s Elves is invited to live with a family until Christmas Eve. On 24 December, the Christmas Elf must then return to the North Pole to report to Santa on the child or children’s behaviour.

Christmas Elves are notoriously mischievous. Their magical midnight elf pranks and tricks are known to keep young hosts entertained and enthralled in the run up to Christmas. Sophie Baxter, Big Fat Balloons Managing Director, gave her thoughts on why so many people are buying Christmas Elves this year. She said:

“With the tough economic climate, many families are feeling the strain on their finances, and it’s especially difficult at this time of year. The Christmas Elf tradition provides a relatively inexpensive way to capture the magic of Christmas for your children, and have fun together as a family. You can buy a Christmas Elf for around £10, then all you need is a little imagination and creativity.”

According to reports, Christmas Elves often go missing during the night and young children have great fun searching for them in the morning. Santa’s Elves have been found hanging from the Christmas tree, watching TV (with popcorn dropped on the floor nearby), in the fridge (where they’ve fallen asleep after a midnight snack), and even in the pockets and hoods of children’s coats.

Some more adventurous Santa’s Elves have been known to bake buns during the night, decorate the Christmas tree and mix up children’s socks! And it’s not just parents that buy a Christmas Elf as Sophie explained:

“Our Christmas Elves have also proved incredibly popular with teachers for nursery, infant and even primary school children. The teachers use Santa’s Elves as a fun and engaging way to help children with numeracy and literacy skills. In fact demand has been so high that we created http://www.elfcrazy.com a dedicated resource packed with information about this magical tradition along with Christmas elf letters to download”

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