I was so excited when Holiday Gift Guide participant, Merryam's Elfun Adventures, asked me to also write a product review for her book and calendar. First, watch the YouTube video to learn more about the concept:
It all started with a little elf named Merryam, a visit with Santa and Mommy that was sick. The Merryam series brings a positive message while encourage families to remember the Celebrate Everyday. The book and calendar help everyone remember, even adults, to cherish each moment.
Santa's Secret Elf is a 48 page soft cover book that tells the story of what Santa does when he gets letters asking for things he can't provide. Make my mom better, bring my Daddy home or help me make new friends when we move. These are just a few of the requests he gets and those letters are sent to his special elf Merryam. Merryam takes those letters and prays for what the children need while Santa and the rest of the North Pole team make what the children want.
Merryam's Elfun Adventures is a 64 page hardcover book that encourages kindness and generosity all year long. In this story, you see what happens at the North Pole after Christmas. The book emphasizes how to be a hero and help those in need. There are even hidden hearts on every page to remind us to be kind hearted every day.
The accompanying countdown calendars come in two designs. There is the Christmas Countdown Calendar or the year round Celebrate Everyday Countdown Calendar. Both feature pockets that let you and your family make notes about prayers, thoughts, cherished moments that you can take out and read later and even save for years to come. Creator, Kara, hopes that families will make this an ongoing tradition in their homes.
My kids love the colorful, fun books and even the message behind them. They love the new calendar and are looking forward to filling its pockets this Christmas season. As a mom, I'm looking forward to it too. I can't wait to see the things that our family shares.
If you haven't already, you and your children should visit Merryam's website. There are recipes, lots of fun information, printables and even games!