Win A Magic Elf or Fairy Door (#Giveaway)

Last year we had a special little visitor come to stay for the festive period, Edward the Elf.

I had decided that The Boy was old enough to enjoy the wonders of an Elf on the Shelf, but refused to pay £30.00 for quite frankly, a hideous looking thing which every other family in the world seemed to have. Therefore I set to making one on 29th November, seriously underestimating the amount of time it would take to sew one by hand. I finished it at 2.15a.m. on the night of 30th November, with sore fingers and eyes that could no longer focus. Nonetheless, Edward was a welcome, and slightly mischievious, member of the family for the advent period who reported back to Father Christmas on The Boy's behaviour, both good and the slightly not so good. He was also his little friend for the lead-up to Christmas, and The Boy loved him.

Edward The Elf

Edward returned to the North Pole to assist Father Christmas on Christmas Eve, but I've begun to think about his return and what things he and The Boy will get up to during December. Therefore when I was sent a Magic Door to review, I knew that it would definitely help hype up the return of the Elf.

A Magic Door is a small door set in a Regency door frame with a moving knocker and door handle. It fits flat against a wall or a chimney breast, and can be used to allow elves access into the house, not just as Christmas time as I can see it could be very useful for the Tooth Fairy too!

I've got skirting boards on all the walls in my house, so I decided that the best place for it would be against the chimney breast, next to the fire that Father Christmas travels down. I fitted it up using double-sided sticky-tape (as I knew The Boy would yank it off the wall with the enclosed Blu-Tack), scooped some ice (from the back of the freezer) in front of it, sprinkled the provided magic dust over the ice and knocked the front door secretly.

As predicted The Boy came running to see who was there, only to discover no-one, but as he walked into the living room he spotted the Magic Elf Door and was enchanted!

Magic Elf Door

He was desperate to open it up and see what was behind, but it doesn't actually open and I told The Boy that it only opens one way and only for the person who has the key! We then had a highly amusing conversation about who might come through it, at no point did he mention Edward (hoping he won't be offended) but we did have some amazingly imaginative suggestions from him!

We then had to spend twenty minutes in silence watching the door for any more activity, although The Boy realised that whoever it belonged to was unlikely to come through with us watching. He did however see a hedgehog poke his nose through the door, which is fine because he's 4.5 years and if he wants to see a hedgehog, then he can see one!

I've got a lot more planned for the door before Edward's arrival on the 1st December, and I'm sure The Boy will throw a few curve balls at me as well (like the chocolate coin that his ice-cream van was supposed to leave when it went through to stock up on ice-cream at the North Pole, took a while for me to find one in the cupboard!), but it's also going to be a lot of fun. And earlier The Boy knelt down and whispered to Father Christmas (who was just behind it) that he'd 'like a remote control car please'. Very informative!

Magic Doors are available to buy from The Magic Door Store for £20.00 and come in a variety of colours. However, I am very fortunate to be able to offer one to a lucky reader of TheBoyandMe. Simply fill in the Rafflecopter form below for the chance to win one.

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I was sent this product for the purpose of this review, my opinion (that I love it!) is honest and unbiased.

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  1. says

    I absolutely love this idea. Enchanting is the word that springs to mind. I try & instill a sense of whimsy into Pickle's days as regularly as possible.

    I bought an elf last year for Pickle's second Christmas, he had great fun hunting him down each day. While not an official Elf on the Shelf, he's much cuter, more cuddly & suits us better. I certainly don't have your sewing abilities!

  2. says

    I love the look on each of the children's faces when they wake up and find their stockings full at the end of their beds and when they walk into the lounge and see all of the presents under the tree.

  3. BENJI COLLIER says

    The excitement and innocence of my child hanging up his stocking and putting out carrots and cake for Santa on Christmas eve.
    I wish i could be young again.

  4. sarah mccormack says

    Spending time with my child talking about my own childhood christmas' and remembering my father who loved the holiday but sadly passed on christmas day himself.

  5. Somethingblue_2 says

    I have always loved Christmas and that magical feeling has increased each year for me since having my son. I'm not sure I could pick just one aspect of it as a favourite, it's everything combined that makes it so amazing. Decorating the tree, wrapping the presents, baking mince pies, watching The Snowman on Christmas Eve. It's all wonderful.

  6. Tracy Grant says

    I have 5 children, ranging from 7 up to 27, and a granddaughter, the best thing about Christmas is having all 5 of my children under the same roof at the same time :)

  7. Sally Henshaw says

    Christmas is such a magical & enchanting time, I love all the excitement, the shopping and preparation and the looks on all my families faces on Christmas morning.

  8. Keri Jones says

    This was so lovely to read :)
    I love wrapping presents and giving them to my family. Over the next few years our son will start to understand more about it so it will become more exciting :)

  9. Sue Bowden says

    The unwrapping and seeing the face's of delight that everyone has something that they really wanted. Makes up for all that stress and strain of shopping.

  10. Claire says

    We have a 'magic elf' visit out house every year, the children love it and are excited every year when the 1st december comes around waiting for the fun to begin again!

  11. Emily P says

    The warmth and festive feel – everyone seems to come together and wherever you go there is a sense of happiness and magic!

  12. says

    I am most looking forward to waking up in our own home this year, with our own Christmas traditions, particularly as Harry is now looking forward to it and understands the excitement and magic around it. x

  13. says

    These doors are so cute. Id attatch it permenantly to the wall by fireplace. :-)
    The best thing about christmas is old telly, falling asleep hugging my boys andremembering my Gramps.

  14. Natalie Crossan says

    Absolutely adorable, charming, wonderful idea. If I am not lucky enough to win, I'm definitely buying one. My daughter has such a great imagination, she would love this x

  15. MARGARET DOLAN says

    I really enjoy when you've been shopping and it starts to get dark and the Christmas Lights go on and shop windows are bright and flickering. Better still if it's a cold day and you're looking forward to going home and having a warm drink round a cosy fire.

  16. Zoe Roxby says

    Showing someone how much you care about them not just by giving gifts but also showing them that you actually thought about them

  17. Samantha says

    seeing my daughters excitement and its going to be extra special as its baby's first Christmas too .. two smiling faces :)

  18. becca staples says

    I work fulltime so its definatley having 10 days off with my gorgeous twin boys (and a drop of bucks fizz!!) x

  19. Carroll Marsh says

    The Best Thing about Christmas for me is Seeing the look on our Grandkids Faces when they see the Mountain of Prizes Nanny and granpy have in our House for Them!

  20. Spencer Broadley says

    Used to be my 2 boys loving the presents etc, but now it is sitting down with good beer and watching old Xmas films while I cook for 2

  21. Lynn Heath says

    Its all about the kids, I love seeing their faces when they realise that Santa has been in the night and left them a stocking at the end of the bed

  22. karen cowley says

    I love so much about Christmas, has to be spending time with Family, Having fun and FOOD, thanks for the chance to win this, love it x

  23. Niki Ward says

    This is such a cool idea! Z is only 2 but I think he would love it so much! My favourite thing is watching Z start to understand Christmas :D

  24. Samantha Fenn says

    The run up to xmas… the markets, xmas parties… and this year my 3 year old has a little xmas sing song. He's an xmas pudding! I am going to bawl my eyes out with pride

  25. Dawn McBride says

    I love christmas, and making the build up and the day magical and special for my gorgeous little boy, and seeing his little face light up on christmas morning :D xx

  26. Andrew Cakebread says

    Families coming together, feuds being put to rest, a time of sharing and giving while enjoying the festive treats. Worry and stress all put to rest. The christmas tree up high shinging bright and sure, it truely is a moment to behold.

  27. Michelle Clarke says

    waking the children up and seeing their excited faces when the realise father christmas has bitten the mince pie and Rudolf has eaten the carrot

  28. Paula Harvey says

    The excitement on our children's faces when they have realised they have been a good boy and girl! Or is that the amazement on mummy and daddy's face's when thinking how did Santa not spot all the naughty things they had got up to that year?! :D

  29. Sam Cornford says

    Having a little person now, everything is fun.
    Looking forward to the fun I can have with Ralph our elf on the shelf this year especially as she understands more now. X

  30. Sam Cornford says

    Having a little person now, everything is fun.
    Looking forward to the fun I can have with Ralph our elf on the shelf this year especially as she understands more now.
    Ohh come on the 1st.

  31. Paul says

    So many special things about Christmas and obviously waking up on Christmas morning, opening the presents and Christmas dinner are all special. However, I love Christmas Eve and that time when you can just relax and enjoy special time.

  32. says

    That my daughter, despite being of an age…. still believes… still leaves out mince pies and crackers… and still runs down stairs TOO EARLY IN THE MORNING

    Always Believe!

  33. sarah lee says

    When all 4 of my children come in on xmas morning shaking with excitement (and some of them are quite old!)with their santa sacks to sit on my bed and open :)

  34. Penelope Hewitt says

    I love watching my son's face when he realises Father Christmas has been and the fact it is all so magical for him

  35. tammy says

    I just love all the excitement of young children on christmas eve getting their bath, jammies and waiting to see if they hear santa it makes it actually feel magical in some ways!!

  36. Pamela Chang says

    Christmas is all about the children and their excitement and expectation. It's just magical for them and that energy flows through to the whole family! I love Christmas in our house!

  37. Jeanette Downing says

    I just think the whole of December is magical, I love the christmas spirit and get soo excited about christmas that i hardly sleep in December and then i am so tired on boxing day, will be even more tired this year as i am working nights at the hospital on christmas eve, so i will be even more excited to get home on christmas day to see my little girl open her gifts. i love the songs the food the lights the films and of course Santa and his elves, I cant wait x

  38. Hayley Todd says

    I love absolutely everything about Christmas ~ from Christmas shopping even in the mayhem of the shops, Christmas food shopping, and I adore decorating the house, turning it into a Christmas wonderland. I love the family coming around and getting to spend time with all my loved ones. Christmas Day is purely magical, seeing the sheer joy and excitement on my little one's faces! I love Christmas dinner and on Boxing Day, love just chilling in our pj's watching Christmas films and playing with all the new toys!

  39. Gemma Bryant says

    My favorite thing about christmas is family and friends, everyone's happiness seems to turn up a notch and we all go back to being giddy kids again!! This year is my first son's first christmas too, so it will be extra special :)

  40. Danielle says

    I can't wait to start traditions like this with my 6 month old daughter! I'm already setting up some to document with photographs. It's never too early to inject a little magic into the lives of little ones!

  41. laura avery says

    Knowing that we are safe and warm whilst people are homeless, makes me huge my children more closely and appricate everything we have

  42. Becci Cleary says

    EVERYTHING!!! I am a complete Christmas-a-holic!! I start planning on Boxing Day for the next year to see how I can make it bigger and better" Everyone asks for Presents for Christmas….I ask for more decorations!!! The kids love it :)

  43. Karen BubbaBabble says

    My favourite thing about Christmas is the magic of it all. Literally anything can happen and can't wait for my little girl to grow up believing too!

  44. Joanne Homer says

    I just love all the pretty christmas lights in the shops, streets and homes.It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling – guess I'm just a big kid at heart.

  45. alison clark says

    Seeing my niece and nephew trying to understand it all on christmas morning then going on to mum and dads and spending the day eating , laughing and being silly with them :)

  46. Sarah Pilbeam says

    I love seeing look on my children's faces when we switch all our lights on and Christmas morning once Father Christmas has been.

    Good luck all xx

  47. samantha says

    this year it is seeing my little girls eyes light up when ever she sees a christmas tree and the knowledge that as each year passes she will enjoy it more and it will become mo0re magical as the years pass by.

  48. Zoe Coen says

    Favourite thing about Christmas is that it's a magical time of year that you can have fun with, and that my son is fascinated with illusion of Christmas

  49. says

    That's awesome! Wish I hadn't missed the giveaway (am just catching up on my reading now) as Mushroom is really into fairies at the moment… I might have to order one for next year if I don't give in and decide to get one this week!

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