Dear Audrey,

It is so great to see you again, I missed you very much!  I have been very busy this last year, coming up with all kinds of kind things for you to do this Christmas time.  Remember that the reason I am here is to help you find the spirit of the season.  It isn’t found in gifts and toys, oh no!  The spirit of Christmas can only be found in how we treat each other!  Sometimes this means acts of kindness or spreading love and cheer.  Sometimes it means learning something new about someone or something we don’t know and sometimes it is as simple as giving someone your sweet smile.  The point is, dear Audrey, that the spirit of Christmas comes from YOU and how you choose to treat others!

So, each morning I will show up and bring you an act of kindness to do that day!  You can ask your mommy and daddy for help in reading my notes and please remember, don’t touch me as my magic will disappear if you do!  

Are excited for your first act of kindness?  Today I would like you to give each person in your family a great big hug!  Hugs remind people that they are loved, and I know that there are so many people who would love to get a hug from you!  I bet you will make a lot of people very happy today!

Happy Hugging!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Did you give a lot of hugs yesterday?!  I hope so!  I went back to the North Pole last night and made sure to give Santa a very big hug from you too!  He says he is proud of you!

Today, would you do me a favor?  Can you be a helper today?  When you see that Mommy or Daddy are cleaning up or carrying something heavy, can you help them out?  You are so strong and so smart, I know that you will be the BEST helper!

If you would like to, at the end of the day you can write down all of the ways that you helped!  I would love to read all about them!

Happy Helping!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Wow!  You were a great helper yesterday!  I also made sure to be a helper.  Last night, Frosty the Snowman needed some help finding a new button for his nose, so I gave him one of mine from an old coat I had!  Not only did I get to help him, I got to share!

And sharing is what today is all about!  Can you share something special with someone?  Maybe it is a toy you love, or maybe it is some of your food, but today is all about sharing!  And the best way to share is to do it without having to be asked!  You simply say “Would you like to share this with me?”  I bet that you will make a lot of people happy because sharing is a way to show someone you care!

Share Away!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Hooray!  Today is Make Something for Someone Day!!  Can you make something for someone?  It can be a drawing or an art project!  Or maybe you write someone a note to tell them you love them.  Or perhaps it is someone’s favorite thing to eat!  You can make whatever you want, it just has to be something that you GIVE to someone else!

My favorite thing that someone made me was this coat!  Mrs. Claus made it for me and every time I wear it I think of her and how kind she was to think of me!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Did you know that there are some children who don’t have any toys?  You are very lucky because you have so many wonderful toys to play with and books to read, but some children have very few, or not many at all!  So today, I am wondering if you can be really really kind?

Can you take a box of toys and books you no longer play with, and give them to a place that will help give them to other children?  I know that the kids who get your toys will be so very happy, and you will also make their mommies and daddies very happy too!

Thank you for being so kind, it’s so important!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Question, do you like cookies?!?  Would you like it if someone showed up at your door with a plate of cookies just for you?!  

Today, would you like to be a cookie delivery person?!  Or maybe a Cookie superhero?

This means that you get to make cookies and then deliver them to your friends and neighbors!!  It will be a wonderful surprise!

You can make sure to make your most favorite cookies so that when you are all done with your deliveries, you can have some too!!

Yay Cookies!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

I have something really fun for you to do today!  Did you know that singing makes people happy?  And YOUR VOICE is so beautiful that so many people would love to hear you sing them a song!  

So today, with the help of your mommy and daddy, can you record yourself singing your favorite song?  Then can you send it to as many people as you wish so that they can hear your beautiful voice?  It will surely make them smile and be a bright part of their day!

Fa La La La La!!  Happy Singing!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Did you know that when I was a little elf, I would write letters back and forth with my friend and fellow elf, Nina?  We used to send each other postcards and draw each other pictures.  I loved putting her mail into the mailbox and sending it off with a kiss! In fact, Nina and I still write to each other!

So today, would you please write letters to three people?  You can ask your mommy and daddy for help with the writing, but perhaps you can also draw pictures?

There are going to be three very lucky people!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

I am so proud of all of the kind work you have been doing!  Being kind and loving to others, is all a part of the Holiday Spirit!  

Today, I am asking for you to also be generous.  Do you know what that means?  It means to share something that you already have with someone else.  Sometimes it’s good to be generous with our time, with our food, but today I am asking for you to be generous with your money.  Will you go to your piggy bank and get out exactly 1 dollar?  Then take that dollar and give it to someone who could really use some generosity today?  

Sometimes, the best way to have more of something is to give it away.  It will always come back to us, sometimes in different and even better ways than we could ever dream about!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Do you love the earth?  I think it is so beautiful how we get to live on such a beautiful planet!  Today I am asking if you could help me take care of it?!

Sometimes, people forget what a gift the earth is and they leave their trash and garbage lying around.  Would you be the one to help pick it up?  Perhaps you can go to one of your favorite parks and spend a little time walking around and picking up the things that don’t belong there!  Every little bit helps and the earth will feel so much better!

Thanks Audrey!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Today we are back to sending letters and pictures!  I would love it if today, you would spend some time drawing some beautiful pictures and writing some letters to people who could use some cheering up!  It can be your local hospital or to the men and women who are serving our country!  There are so many people who could use a kind word and a bright picture!

I know you are just the person to do it!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Do you have a free library near you?  When I was an even smaller elf, one of my favorite things to do was go to my little free library and help myself to a book.  I also loved taking books I had already read and putting them there for someone else to read and enjoy.

Today, can you pick out a book or two to take to your local free library?  And I have an extra special BONUS today: Can you write a secret note of love and put it in the book?  So whoever finds it will know that they are loved today?

You know who I love?  YOU!!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Today’s act seems pretty simple, but sometimes it is the simplest things that make the biggest difference!

Today, can you smile at 5 people?!  Just giving them a flash of your beautiful smile will make them smile, I guarantee it!!

You make my heart smile!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Today I have something fun for you to do!  Can you go to the store with your Mama or Daddy and buy some coloring books and crayons?  Then can you wrap them up and take them to the local children’s hospital?  

Sometimes when you aren’t feeling well, do you like to color?  I bet the kids that are not feeling well at the hospital would love to spend some time coloring!  And thanks to you, today they will be able to!

I can’t wait to see you do it!

For now, let me just say, “Klutz the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”

Hehe, I have always wanted to say that!  

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

I love your doggy!  Each morning when I return, he checks in on me to see how my night was!  He is very sweet!  

I think we should show him some kindness today!  Can you maybe give him some extra love by rubbing his belly?  Or take him for a long walk, or give him a special treat?

Our pets are part of our family and its important we are kind to them!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Can  you pack an extra part of your lunch today and share it with someone? Maybe someone who wouldn’t have had lunch otherwise, or maybe you share with a friend because it’s really nice to share!

It’s also great because when we share with each other, we all get more!  And mostly it just feels nice!

Thanks for sharing your days with me!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Did you know that you are very special to me?  

Do you have people in your life that are very special to you?  I know you do!  Today, can you tell them so.  It can be just a moment to say “I Love You” or tell them why they are special to you.  It is so important to tell the people we love, that we love them as often as possible!

I Love YOU!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Do you by any chance have any chalk?!  

Would you take some time today to write chalk messages on the sidewalk so that people walking by can read your words and smile?

Mommy and Daddy can help you write things that you know will make people feel super happy today!  Who knows, you might just make their entire day shift!

Thank you Audrey!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Today can you really use the words “Thank You” as often as possible?

Do you know why we say thank you?  It’s because it tells the people who help us out that we are grateful for their help.  When Mommy and Daddy make you some food, or a friend helps you on the playground, saying Thank You is a great way to tell them that you appreciate what they do for you!

Thank YOU!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

We are sticking with the theme of gratitude today!  After your day today, right before you go to bed, can you take a moment to name 3 things that you are grateful for?  

It can be something that happened today or someone who you got to spend time with!  As a BONUS, ask your mama or daddy what they are grateful for too!!

Gratitude is a really powerful emotion, when we focus on it, we get more and more to be grateful for!

I am grateful for you!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Today can you very simply clean up your room without mommy or daddy asking you to?  Maybe right before naptime or bedtime, spend a moment to put your toys away!  You can even say thank you to your toys for being so fun to play with!  You do have wonderful toys and its important to take really good care of them so you have them for a long, long time!

Thanks for taking care of me too!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

I am not so great with technology, but perhaps today you can be!  Can you ask for Mommy or Daddy to help you tape a video of  yourself to send to someone you love but don’t get to see very often?  It can be you talking to them or singing to them, or maybe dancing!!

It will be a fun surprise for someone to get today!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

You are so very smart!  That is one of the things I admire most about you.  And while often we think that it’s the adults who need to teach the kids, I believe that kids can teach adults A LOT!

Today, will you be a teacher?  Will you teach someone something?  It can be your mommy and daddy, or YOUR teacher or babysitter!  Will you show them how to do something new?  I bet you will be great at it and they will love to learn from you!

Happy Teaching!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

This can be a season where people get sick easily!  Being sick is no fun and one of the best ways to help people out is through a kind gesture!  Today, will you head with your parents to the store and but some extra tissues?  Then will you take the tissues and hand them out to people?  Maybe even wrap them with a beautiful bow or ribbon to make it extra special!

You kindness will be something that will certainly help them heal faster!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Your kindness is so inspiring.  It is inspiring me and everyone around you!  Today, can you make a kindness jar and send it to someone so that kindness can spread?

You can get creative and crafty by decorating a jar and then filling it with Random Acts of Kindness, just like what you have been doing all month long!  

Kindness is contagious and by sending your jar to one person, you will certainly inspire many!

I Love You and your kind heart!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

There are so many opportunities to donate to people who can use some extra money or food or help.  Today, can you ask your mommy and daddy for help with picking a charity to donate to?!  You can do it online, or even go there in person and give of your time!  It all counts and it all matters!

You matter to me!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

We are helping the earth again today!  Can you help your mama and daddy set up a more eco-friendly home?!  Perhaps you create a compost bin or double check that all of the recyling is in the correct spot!  

Also, maybe there are ways that you can reduce waste by cutting down on plastic!  You help your mommy and daddy, put your heads together and find ways to be more earth friendly!

Mama earth will thank you and so do I!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Today I have a fun task for you!  Can you in search of some rocks and stones?  Then can you bring them home and paint them?  Perhaps with sweet messages or pictures?

Then can you bring them back outside and put them in places for people to find them?!  They will be kindness stones and make someone smile today!!

Mine would have a big bright sunshine on it, because you are a bright light in my life!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Do you love playing on the playground?!?  I love the slide!  Today when you go to the playground, can you invite someone to play with you?  It will make them so happy to feel included and you may even make a new friend!

And new friends are awesome!

So glad that we are friends!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

A simple act of kindness today:  Can you hold the door for people today?  It can be for your mommy or daddy or a stranger!  And a BONUS if you smile at them while doing it!!

It is a super simple  way to be a great helper!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

You may just make someone’s day a little less stressful today!  Can you go to your piggy bank and pick out some quarters?  Then can you take them and some tape and tape them to the side of a parking meter?  Or perhaps a vending machine?  They will feel so lucky to have happened upon them and perhaps their day will have a little more ease.

It’s great to save our money for sure, but also great to share it when we can!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Is it cold where you are this time of year?!  It sure is in the North Pole!!  Can you imagine having to live outside in the winter time and not having a warm home to go to?  Unfortunately there are people who this is the reality for!  

So today, I am asking if you can buy some warm socks, or a warm cup of soup and bring warmth to someone who is out in the cold.  You will warm their heart for sure!

And then tonight be thankful for the warmth of your home, your bed and your food.  It is always good to reflect on what we have and be thankful!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Today can you go with your mommy and daddy and ask them to buy coffee for a stranger?  Maybe it’s the person in line behind you?  Or someone outside!?  You choose!

And make sure you get yourself something warm and yummy too!

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

You are so wonderfully silly!  Can you make someone laugh today?  Maybe tell them a joke and sing a funny song?  

They say that laughter is the best medicine and when we laugh together, we connect with each other!

And, if you need help with a joke:

What kind of music to Elves like best?

“Wrap” music!

Why did the elf put his bed into the fireplace?

He wanted to sleep like a log!

Who sings “Blue Christmas” and makes guitars?

Elfis!

How do Elves greet each other?

“Small world, isn’t it?”

Hahahahahaha

Love,

Klutz

Dear Audrey,

Happy Christmas!!  Happy Holidays!  

I am just so proud of you, and all the kindness you have spread this season.  

Today is our final day together and I want you to do one last thing…

Can you continue to spread kindness throughout the year?  Kindness is not just a season, but a way to live our lives.  Being kind to others is so important and I know that YOU can continue to be kind every day, and inspire others to do the same!

I am so lucky I get to be your elf.  I will see you in one year, I am already counting down the days!

Thank you for everything.  I love you very much!

Love,

Klutz