Jolly the Elf is a story for all ages. If you know the reindeer that saved Santa, meet the elf that saved him. Jolly knew Santa was in trouble. He did not have enough time to…
Jolly the Elf is a story for all ages. If you know the reindeer that saved Santa, meet the elf that saved him. Jolly knew Santa was in trouble. He did not have enough time to keep track of all of the good boys and girls. Santa needed help from a friend. He needed Jolly. Jolly and his friends help Santa see how good and kind children are being by going to their homes and reporting all the wonderful things they do back to Santa. Jolly and his friends are part of what every child needs – somebody to believe in them. For anyone who has children or is a child at heart, this story gets to the quick of what it means to be a person, a child – reach for the stars and maybe you will catch one.
Jo Shepherd Ripley wrote Jolly the Elf approximately 45 years ago for her oldest daughter, Dee. Ever year, Jo would read the story to friends and family and give each an elf to start their own tradition. Over the years, Jolly unknowingly became a tradition that spread across the Country and across the Pond. So many families know the story of Jolly even if they did not know who wrote the story. Every year, families that know Jo started the tradition reach out to Jo about how to get the story and where to buy the elf. Jo has done her very best to fulfill every request, but now she is making it a lot easier.
We are thrilled to finally have the opportunity to bring Jolly the Elf, the story that started it all, to families everywhere.