A Christmas morning Family Tradition.
Now through Christmas:
Santa and the elf want to hide their "special gift" so that no one else can find it!
When the children's elf arrives shortly after Thanksgiving he puts a "Magic Wand" in each of their Christmas stockings.
"Don't know, must be one of your elf's tricks."
When Santa arrives on Christmas Eve the last thing he and the child's elf does is hide their "special gift" somewhere in the house where only the child can find it. It's at the end of The Christmas Web; the yarn on the magic wand has been unwond by Santa and the elf leading the child to their special gift.
Imagine children waking up Christmas morning with the eager anticipation of opening their Christmas gifts from Santa. As they leave their rooms they encounter a “web”; a Christmas web that was left the night before by Santa and their elf as they hid that "special gift" where only the child can find it with the use of their magic wand.
The web winds throughout the house; around chairs, window latches, and door knobs, moving from one room to the next. As they make their way through the "web" to the Christmas tree they realize that the Magic Wand in their Christmas stocking is where"web" originates.
“Last night Santa and your elf delivered all our Christmas gifts and your elf told Santa of a Special Christmas Gift that you really want. So that no one else gets your Special Christmas Gift they hid it where only you can find it and provided you with the Magic Wand in your Christmas stocking that will lead you to your Special Christmas Gift.”--The Christmas Web
Christmas Morning, 1992
The Christmas Web first appeared in our home in 1992. Two hand-carved Magic Wands each held 70 yards of colorful yarn that wound through our house and led two excited teenagers to their own "Special Christmas Gift" from Santa. What Nita and I wanted The Christmas Web to do was to slow Christmas morning down; to create a Christmas morning family interactive activity, to bring back those big-eyes and excitement of past Christmas mornings. It's done just that for the past 21 years.
Kerry and Nita Grinkmeyer