Our friends at the Irish Fairy Door company sent us a beautiful little handmade wooden doors to start our own little magic traditions at home. Its opened up a whole world of imagination and questions from the little ones, which is really encouraging and who says that magic like this just happens at Christmas?
I have great plans for the little fairy door over the year, crafting a washing line for example and introducing the little fairy to Noah and Isla. I am looking forward to seeing their faces light up when they finally see whose been behind the door all this time. At the moment, when the little ones get little gifts, I put them at the foot of the fairy door. We did this over advent as well, the children had a surprise there every morning and on Christmas morning there was a whole Lego Christmas scene waiting for them.
I have seen so many lovely photos online, people have made some amazing settings for their fairy doors and it is really inspiring. So watch this space, I will be writing again when we have made our fairy more of a home. You can see some fabulous ideas on the Irish Fairy Door’s Pinterest boards: uk.pinterest.com/irishfairydoor/happy-fairy-homes.
After school today we will be registering our fairy door on the Irish Fairy Door website: theirishfairydoorcompany.com/gb/register-your-door.
Created by life-long friends Niamh Sherwin Barry and Aoife Lawler, along with their husbands Oisin and Gavin, The Irish Fairy Door Company helps fairies relocate into human homes, classrooms, gardens and woods with its range of beautiful Irish fairy doors, which can be installed just about anywhere. Once in place, the creative team at Fairy HQ ensures direct access to Fairy Valley, so the magic continues long after the fairy has moved in – with ongoing magical messages, play ideas and stories delivered to children and parents who register their fairy’s name on the website, via email and an app.
The exquisite fairy doors, which are handmade in Ireland, are available in a variety of colours and styles (RRP £20). There are also stunning vinyl decals and add-ons, such as fairy doormats and washing lines with either male or female clothing, available to enhance the fairy home from just £3.99.
All products in the range are available to buy from various high street stores including Smyths, Fenwicks, Bentalls and Party Pieces along with many independent toy shops throughout the UK or online at www.theirishfairydoorcompany.com. Visit the website for more details.