The elves decorate a giant metal tree with oranges, apples, nuts and bird seed each year. The tree is put up in a different location around the world and the food is adapted to the local wildlife. At midnight on Christmas Eve the food is made available to the animals.
Cocoa and peppermint is served at breaks on Christmas Eve. Santa provides unlimited refreshments to his workers free.
The elves sleep in on Christmas Day and then have a huge party on Boxing Day. Boxing Day is the day that they exchange gifts among themselves.
A bright star is hung at the highest point of the financial tower during the holiday season.
Angels visit Santa before his trip to bless his journey and offer prayers over the children he will be visiting.
Molly is in charge of Santa’s on board computer on Christmas Eve. The computer helps with directions and managing the loads and loads of toys Santa and the reindeer must pick up from his drop off locations.
On Christmas Eve day Santa has a parade for the elves to thank them for their contributions over the year. He always gives a rousing speech to them and he has been known to burst into tears.
There is one elf whose only job is to keep track of Santa’s glasses. He travels with Santa on the sleigh and retrieves them every time Santa puts the glasses down.
Claus Park has a giant gingerbread and candy castle that is built during December. Santa hosts a party for some of his magical friends two days before Christmas to gather information . For example, Jack Frost always predicted the weather and a peace magician named Frank gave him information on safe fly zones.
Jessie has managed to break 15 cocoa machines. The sugar cookies are always near the machines and her tail pounded on the table legs one day and the machines toppled onto the floor. Ever since the elves have strapped the machines to sturdier tables to prevent the problem from happening again.
Molly loves Poinsettias. Santa built her a greenhouse at the North Pole and she grows all different colors of the plants. She gives them away to seniors centers for Christmas.
Molly is very strong. She competes in the North Pole games in the shot put event and has won several medals.
Molly is an excellent computer programmer. She helps out with the computer systems on Christmas Eve to make sure the computer on the Santa’s sleigh works.
Molly’s favorite colors are purple and lime green. She often wears the colors together.
Molly has not cut her hair for three years. It is thick and curly and she often wears it in braids on her head.
Molly’s favorite food is honey on toast. Her father was a bee keeper and she used share this treat with her father at breakfast.
When Molly was eight she met the previous Santa Claus. She stayed up all night under the tree waiting for Santa to appear. When he came down the chimney she asked Santa lots and lots of questions. This tradition continued each year until Santa introduced Molly to the man he was training to take over for him when he retired. The new Santa and Molly started dating and married the next year.
Molly has a stuffed bear collection from around the world. Santa always brings her a new bear when he goes away on business trips.
Molly loves dressing Jessie in coats. She thinks Jessie is adorable in the color pink but she cannot get the dog to wear the color.
Molly once baked one thousand cookies for a fundraiser in a day. She was exhausted by the end of the day but raised a lot of money for her charity.
Santa played football at university and was part of the yearbook committee. His university still has his picture posted on the gymnasium wall.
Santa stays young as long as he practices Christmas magic. The magic prolongs his life around 100 years and then a new Santa is appointed to take his place.
Molly and Santa met on a blind date that was set up by his parents. Molly initially didn’t like Santa and avoided him for over a month before her mother convinced her to go on a hike together. The pair have been together ever since.
Santa has a god daughter. She is the daughter of the snow queen and she visits the Claus’ once a year.
Santa’s favorite toy is the building block. He says with imagination children can build cathedrals, towers, boxes and towns with the tiny blocks.
Santa struggled with math at school but with tutors he was able to persevere and get good grades.
Santa has a tattoo of a dragon on his ankle. He got the tattoo on a bet when he was a child.
Santa’s favorite part of the day is his daily walk with Jessie and Molly. They have explored nature all over the world including Colorado, Algonquin Park, Banff and Alaska.
Santa’s favorite time of day is 1 a.m. He likes to look at the stars and imagine children on different planets.
Mix ingredients together to form a dough. Knead until smooth. Roll out dough onto a non stick surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out stars, hearts or preferred shape. Ice cube molds in various decorations can also be used to shape dough. Just fill the ice cube trays and pop out the shapes. In the tea cup pictured above there are small pumpkins that were pressed from a pumpkin ice cube tray.
For hanging ornaments use a straw to poke a hole in the dough. Bake in 250 degree Fahrenheit oven for an hour and a half.
Beads, shells, and Christmas decorations may be glued to the ornaments to enhance the look.
To make a shiny surface a sealer may be used. Only use the sealer on one side of the ornament to ensure the cinnamon scent lasts.
String the ornaments on raffia, old fashioned string or ribbon. When scent diminishes a light sanding with sand paper on the back of the ornament will bring ht escent out again..