Santa has assistants who help the real Santa Claus prepare for Christmas and deliver presents. These “assistant Santas” are there for a good cause, bringing joy to children at Christmas time. In addition to assistants, there are “commercial Santas” who appear in, for example, television commercials. Just like assistant Santas, these commercial Santas spread the Christmas spirit to children and adults. So, if you feel like you’re seeing double and start to rub your eyes in disbelief, it may be that you have run into two assistant Santas at the same time. It’s good manners to politely say “hello” to each Santa.7. How can presents be delivered if there is no snow on the ground? Santa has some tricks up his sleeve. The runners on the sled can be replaced with wheels and flying is always an option, either in a sled pulled by reindeer or with a helicopter. 8. Do elves see and hear everything? Yes, at least nearly everything. Senior elves may have some lichen growing in their ears which dampens their hearing a bit. Luckily, a pocket-sized ear trumpet is an easy solution to this problem. 9. What happens if an elf notices that a child has been naughty? We tell the child how good behavior brings joy and makes all their loves ones happy. Best of all, good behavior is catching! A small note in the elves’ pocketbook is a cautionary tip that bad habits can and should be changed. 10. How can I tell if an elf has visited my house? That is a good question. Elves are slightly (very) greedy for sweets, which means that there may be some gingerbread crumbs and little fingerprints on the edges of tables after a visit from an elf. You can also sometimes hear a quiet click when an elf closes a window or a door behind them. 11. What is it like to live at the Arctic Circle?
The Arctic Circle is a magical, enchanting, comfortable and energetic place. Nature is right on the doorstep, the air is fresh and so is the water. Many elves like to swim in the nearby Kemijoki river, even in wintertime. It’s good for our circulation.