November 07, 2022
Many families around the globe have a magical friend that visits them during the holiday season. They are Santa's special helpers that quickly become a child's best friend. The elves and pixies watch over the children to ensure they are being good girls and boys and report back to Santa. They like to get into mischief while you are sleeping and sometimes give you presents. It is a sweet tradition that can be passed down for generations.
The Maileg Pixies are a classic design inspired from this timeless tradition. They are a true keepsake made with high quality fabrics and exclusive materials. They have magical powers and look like they've jumped straight out of a storybook.
In Denmark, the pixies rule the Christmas season much like the "Elf on a Shelf" does in America. The Danish pixy (Nisse) is usually a short man or woman wearing a red cap. The tale of the pixies came about in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They would often live on the family farm and help with chores. The families must take good care of their pixy and feed them porridge with butter on Christmas Eve.
The pixies first appear at human homes on December 1st. They will sometimes bring an advent calendar full of small gifts for each day of the month. They can be up to 400 years old and dress in cozy knits. They usually say farewell to their human families on Christmas Eve and fly back to the North Pole on Santa's sleigh. They magically arrive back to homes year after year for more holiday fun.
Each pixy is special and full of personality. They have sweet welcoming smiles. Their legs are very mobile so they can play tricks at night. Some are big, some are small, and some even have magnets in their hands!
Some families have one pixy to watch over their family and some have a pixy for each of their children. You could consider buying a set so you have a brother and sister pixy. You could even purchase various sizes to represent sibling pixies of different ages. The choice is yours!
If your child likes to bring their toys everywhere, consider a smaller size like Mini or Medium. They will sit comfortably in a child's lap and fit into a backpack or purse. The Mini Pixies also fit perfectly in our Dollhouse if your tiny friends are keen to host some special holiday visitors.
The Maxi and Mega Pixies are better suited for in-home activities. They make sweet couch companions and love to warm up by the fire. They give big hugs and may even be as tall as your child!
The most memorable tradition for children is the trouble and mess their pixy will leave them when they're not looking. Many pixies like to sneak around at night while the child is asleep. Morning time becomes a child's favorite part of the day because they get see what their pixy has left them - and it's not always a present!
What will your child discover when they awake? Did their pixy make themself a snack of tea and cookies? Did they climb the Christmas Tree? Did they write all over your mirror with lipstick? The pixies must be smart and cunning when they play tricks, but they always seem to get away with it. See more creative ideas here!
Advent is known to be the waiting time and preparation to celebrate Christmas. It is a huge part of the Christmas season in Denmark and observed by many other families around the globe. If you celebrate Advent, Advent gifts are a great way to teach your children about its importance and history.
There are 4 Sundays of advent leading up to Christmas. The Sunday of Advent is on November 27th this year. Many families have traditions like tree lightings, decorating, singing carols, and gathering around their wreath to light another candle each week. Giving small gifts for each Sunday of Advent is another sweet tradition. Here are some gift ideas that your Maileg Pixy can give your children.
Family traditions make this season all the more special. It reminds us what the holidays are all about. The Maileg Pixies are meant to last a lifetime so the memories can be shared through generations. We hope you feel inspired to create a new tradition this holiday season with the Maileg Pixies.
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