Q and A
Letter pulled from: http://www.sweetsouthernmel.blogspot.com/2012/11/our-friends-prepare-to-arrive-and.html
1. Is this like the elf but an angel? Well…..kind of but not really. Here is how it is similar: The angel visits during Christmas, they wake up and find an angel. That is the only way the angel is similar to the elf. The angel DOES NOT watch after you like the elf. God doesn’t need an angel to watch after you or your children. Please do not teach this. If you have, no worries, we all make mistakes. Take it back to scripture in teaching the attributes of God. He is all knowing, omnipotent, omnipresence etc. Angels, especially The Christmas Angels are simply messengers, messengers of what we can do for others, not behavior modification.
2. What ages would you recommend starting this tradition? We say ages 3-11 is perfect.
For the older crowd, here’s a good idea: http://www.yourchristmasangel.com/planner/
3. Can you use the elf and the angel together? Of course. Many of you have the elf and have had it for a few years but are now wanting to introduce the angel to the family.
4. If I have the elf, how do I introduce the angel? Here are a few ideas. A. You have the elf bring it as a gift to your children. Around the middle of December your elf can leave a message to your kids stating how they need to get back to the North Pole to finish up toys for Santa, but no worries, I am leaving you with a friend who is going to teach you what Christmas is all about and prepare your heart leading up to Christmas day. This would be a way to use them one at a time vs both. B. You can have them play off of each other. For example: If the elf hangs candy canes from the chandelier, your angel can in turn say- ok, now we need to take these to our neighbors.
Visit this pinterest board for more ways on how to use the elf with the angel http://www.pinterest.com/heartboxllc/christmas-angel-w-an-elf/