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The Special Shoebox

Elf is pictured holding the shoebox he got for his tenth birthday.  He was having some trouble coming to terms with the fact that he is not a real Keebler elf, so a retirement party was in order.  The "Keebler elves" made this box with some xeroxed cookie pictures and personal messages taped all over.  Inside were a package of cookies, a new book, and the special "Elf ID" you see below.
The "Keebler elves" made this genuine Elf ID with a xeroxed picture of Elf, a Keebler brand cutout and a typed sworn statement from "Ernie Elf."  It's all laminated.  Elf is over twelve years old, but he still has this stuff and it is probably one of his favourite possessions.  What I didn't realize was that he thought the Elf ID and the box were really from the Keebler elves until one day about six months later when I was talking with a friend about how I made these items...  This box and some of his favourite little things (including the ID) belong on his bed and no one else can touch them but him.


  1. Oh no! Was he terribly upset when he found out? Does he still love the box?
    I think it was very sweet of you to make it for him.

  2. That is just the sweetest thing ever. You have such a good heart to take the time and energy to do something so thoughtful for him so not to burst his bubble. A keepsake indeed!

  3. I don't really know what to say. You crack me up and I am honored to be in your presence!


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