11.24.2010

A little Christmas "peeper" - tradition

Winter is HERE! Since our move to Utah in late spring, this will be our first winter in this state. From what I hear, we will be getting snow for a while now. Not like where we came from where the kids had a few days here or there to actually play in the snow or go sledding. WELL - the snow has begun this weekend and we are lovin' it! There is something so fun and magical about the first snow of the Holiday season.  Ask me how magical I think the snow is in January or February.....I am SURE I will have a different opinion then - HA!

With the Holidays upon us, my kids have started to talk about the traditions our family does and one of them is the yearly visit from Mr. Peeps! If you are a long time blog reader then you already know who he is! 


Mr. Peeps is a little elf that arrives after Thanksgiving Day and watches the kids to see if they are naughty or nice. He only moves when no one is watching. My kids love to wake up and see where Mr. Peeps has moved in the night. He comes with a poem that explains all about him. This is such a fun tradition for the family and a fun gift to give too! Just snag a cute elf and attach this fun poem! 

Christmas is approaching, and this is the day
Santa has sent Mr. Peeps to your house to stay.
He send this small elf to your house and mine.
Soon after Thanksgiving, He must be on time.
Mr. Peeps has a purpose. His purpose will be,
To whisper to Santa all the good that he sees.
Soon after he gets here, he moves only at night
To high places, low places, he stays in plain sight.
In the kitchen, for instance, he sits high on a shelf.
Mr. Peeps can sit anywhere, for he is an elf.
He holds very still when he thinks you are watching.
His magic is precious, it fades with on touching.
He sits on the tree on Christmas Eve day.
He knows that Santa is soon on his way.
He waits and he waits without making a noise.
He waits until Santa arrives with the toys.
So you better be nice and mind what you say
Because Mr. Peeps will tell Santa when he comes with his sleigh.
Once Christmas is here and Santa has come,
Mr. Peeps must leave, for his job is well done.
But, he will return next year on the very same day,
To watch your behavior as you work and play.

- Sharon Reynolds

I love getting new ideas for traditions so I wanted to share THIS one with you so you still had some time to start the tradition this year if you wanted!
Is Mr. Peeps already a family tradition at your house? 

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4 comments:

  1. Our elf is named peep too. He comes when we get home from Thanksgiving though. Last year was his first visit to our house, and he loves it.

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  2. We have a Christmas mouse that is similar to Mr. peeps. Delightful poem...may have to borrow that!

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  3. What a cute idea...next time I am out I will have to look for an elf and get this started!

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  4. Oh my goodness this is such a fun idea. I'm going to need to find us an elf and print this poem up.
    Thanks for sharing!

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