This may come as a surprise to many but Christmas elves don’t live in the Keebler tree like television commercials may lead you to believe! They were actually first described in a book in 1850 that was completed but never published. The author was Louis May Alcott, whose most famous works included “Little Women”, along with several follow up books.
It was not until 1873 that an image of Christmas elves surrounding Santa in a toy workshop graced the cover of a magazine called “Godey’s Lady’s Book”. Louis Godey, who was born in Philadelphia, was also known for a cover in 1850 that depicted the first Christmas tree.
Christmas elves are as mythical as such holiday favorites as Santa, Frosty & Rudolph yet, for millions and millions of children young and old, Christmas elves are as much of a part of our holiday traditions as are swaddling clothes and a manger in Bethlehem.
Our team of elves at Carolina Plantations would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Joyous Holiday Season! We are always honored to be a part of such an important decision in your lives and please let us know how we can be of assistance on your journey.
Cherish your time with family and friends during the holidays and we hope the true meaning of Christmas burns brightly inside you. Ho Ho Ho!!!