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The Company of Elves

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 Elves on Godey’s Lady’s Book 1873.

 Modern portrayal of elves as toymakers.

The Origins of Christmas Elves
When did elves of old morph into Santa’s helpers? Was Clement C Moore’s “jolly old elf” Santa in his 1823 poem “A Visit of St Nicholas” the start? Louisa May Alcott wrote a “Christmas Elves” poem in 1850. “The Wonders of Santa Claus” poem in Harper’s Weekly 1857 first cites elves as toymakers. The Christmas 1873 cover of Godey’s Lady’s Book is the first image. Norman Rockwell’s 1922 picture has Santa slumped while his elves finish off gifts. They were now indispensable!

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Hazle Ceramics
The Worshipful
Company of Elves
Limited Painting of 30
on London Haymarket
With added 22 carat gold
Sleigh & Reindeer on roof

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 1823 “jolly old elf” by Nast 1881.

 Cairngorm reindeer were re-introduced to Scotland in 1952 after 1000 years. These live naturally most of the year. Elves are said to care for them!

 Rockwell’s 1922 Santa & His Elves.

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