Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Santa's helper

After painting santa yesterday (see below), I just had to give some credit to the workers behind all the magic. And this sweet flicker/elf told me something I never knew... Santa employs six elves (plus a few assistants). Elves are the children of Gryla and Leppaludi and are very clever. They help Santa to design toys and process requests of children that are sent to them through snail mail or emails. The popular Western names of the Christmas elves helping Santa Claus are:

1. Alabaster Snowball (Administrator of the Naughty & Nice list). 
2. Bushy Evergreen (Inventor of the magic toy-making machine). 
3. Pepper Minstix (Guardian of the secret of where Father Christmas's village is located). 
4. Shinny Upatree (The oldest friend of Santa and the cofounder of the secret village in Lapland). 
5. Sugarplum Mary (Head of the Sweat Treats, she is also known as Mary Christmas. She is an assistant to Mrs Claus and helps her in the kitchen). 
6. Wunorse Openslae (Designer of Father Christmas's sleigh and responsible for its maintenance. He also looks after the reindeers and it is believed that his reindeers reach speeds faster than Christmas tree lights).

So can you guess which one this is? 

This original oil painting is 6"x6" and is available here.

You can read more about these elves here

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