Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Magic lives on :)

It's that magical time of year again. I think the boys look forward to the Christmas Squirrel almost as much as a visit TO Santa (note I didn't say FROM Santa!) This is a little tradition started by my husband the year my youngest son was born and it's quickly become a family favorite. My sister-in-laws do this for their kids, my best friend has said she's going to do it for her newborn daughter and the word is spreading! ;) For those of you not familiar with our own little strange tradition, here's a brief re-telling of the Squirrel's story:

"As it goes, this legend tells of a little squirrel that lives in the Christmas trees of all the good little boys and girls. This squirrel is a magical squirrel, of course, and his tail is red and white striped like a candy cane. Every morning from the time the tree is up and decorated in the house until Christmas morning, the Christmas Squirrel will leave a candy cane somewhere in the tree for the children to find."

Have a magical day :)


Heather said...

what a cool tradition, and love the pics!

Dawn said...

What a creative idea! How sweet to have your own family tradition. :-)

Molly said...

Oh, what a wonderful tradition, Kelly! :D So magical and creative!

nic said...

So is there a NZ version of the magical squirrel ? Cos we don;t have squirrels here. Magical sheep? Kiwi? lol