November 26, 2012

Traditions and a New Christmas Book

Holiday traditions every family seems to have one. Baking cookies, decorating the Christmas tree, watching "The Nutcracker", or "The Polar Express", sledding, caroling, doing volunteer work, the list goes on and on.

For families with young children "The Elf on the Shelf" has inspired children to behave during the days leading up to Christmas. 

One family tradition that we have involved pajamas, Christmas PJ's for my grandchildren children and they all match. 

I love looking for the right Christmas pajamas for my grandchildren.
I was excited to hear about a new Christmas book written by Hayden Edwards that was published in late summer titled "The Pajama Elves".

Amazon's book description:
"Elves at the North Pole create magical pajamas for good boys and girls and deliver them Christmas Eve. The elf magic stitched into the pajamas guarantees the children will sleep soundly, and Santa will visit without them seeing. (Added bonus: new pajamas equal picture-perfect kids on Christmas morning!) The story is a charming poem with full-color illustrations - perfect for sharing with young children and not too complex for early readers to enjoy on their own. The Pajama Elves is a Christmas Eve tradition that even long-distance relatives or parents who are not with their children full-time can participate in."

When the package arrived from Amazon, I couldn't wait to read the book and see all of the illustrations. Sitting inside the box was a paperback book a little smaller than an 8 by 10 piece of paper that held fourteen pages of illustrations and the rhyming story about magic pajamas. 

"As soon as they are pulled on 
or closed with a zip
the magic starts working
and you will start to slip
into the dreamiest sleep
you have ever known.
It is the elfiest trick
that was ever sewn!"

The book's copyright prohibits me from posting any photos, but if you visit the website of PR WEB you will be able to see some illustrations, and learn more about the author Hayden Edwards and her new book "The Pajama Elves".


  1. Sounds like a sweet book! And I love the photo of the kids in their matching pjs! :-)

  2. How adorable and what a great tradition. My cousins and I have a pj party annually after our Christmas party..we sit in our pj's and watch old christmas movies.

  3. Super cute photo of the kids in their pjs and that book sounds sweet!

  4. I love the photo of the little ones dressed alike in their pjs. A fab tradition.

  5. New jammies were always a tradition at our house. What a great book!