Have you ever looked at all of those elaborate elf pictures on your friends Facebook feeds and considered trying something for yourself? Are you anything like me who thinks that having a Christmas tradition might be fun but know that you would NEVER remember to actually move and set up one?
I was introduced to a very cool new tradition that I am really looking forward to trying this year with Q. It is called “Roaming Reindeer” and includes a book and 2 little plush reindeer to go along with with it.
Roaming Reindeer is a story about two of Santa’s reindeer, Gus and Sam, who see that Santa is overwhelmed with the naughty and nice lists for Christmas. They decide to help Santa by visiting girls and boys. Sam is saddened and runs away whenever he sees someone being naughty. Gus and Sam decide to work together, side by side, to visit each home. Whenever Sam runs away, he should report to Santa, while Gus sticks around to keep watch. When they run out of time to visit all of the rest of the children, the two reindeer decide to enlist their friends in pairs of two to help. They create a system for Reindeer 1 disappear to report to Santa about behavior, while Reindeer 2 sticks around. All of the reindeer leave on Christmas Eve to help Santa deliver the gifts.
I love this idea because there is no complicated system involved in making real for kids. The reindeer can hang out wherever they want to, and only need to go anywhere if they need to report back to Santa. There is no need to worry about forgetting to do things, and I know that my little guy will love getting to know his reindeer. He loves books that come with toys that help him relate to the story, and having a backstory will make it even more real for him. I can’t wait to introduce them in a few days.
If you would like to get a Roaming Reindeer set for your family this year, you are in luck! I have one set to giveaway to one lucky reader, just in time for the start of the Christmas season. All you need to do is leave a comment letting me know what your favourite Christmas tradition is. Once you’ve done that, follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form to let me know you’ve done it. There will also be some ways to earn extra entries! This giveaway is open to readers in both Canada and the US. Good luck!
If you can’t wait to win, and want to get your own right away, I have a special code for you. Using the code ROAM2014 will get you $5.00 off the set until November 27th. You can get the book on Amazon.com and at the Roaming Reindeer website.
I can’t wait to here how your reindeer enjoy Christmas at your house. If you have them come to visit this year, please let me know how your family enjoys having them!