We were kindly sent a door for this review and I kept it 'safe' until advent when I decided to show it to Ted and we did an unboxing video. Silly Mummy misplaced some of the parts while I was checking it out so the video does mention us missing the letters but we have since found them so all is right with the world!
Ok so the door we got was actually a Fairy Door which again in my sleep deprived state I got confused in the video. There are Elf Door's and Fairy Door's, I don't think there is any difference other than the colours and the packaging. Both come with the same accessories which consist of a book of letters for the children to leave for the elves and fairies and a little bottle of glitter to cast a magic spell and make the door active!
The door itself is hand made and really strong. The added detail of the knocker and key flap are so sweet and I think I was more excited about them than Ted was! The doors come with sticky putty to fix it to the wall but we did decide to use Command strips as we rent our house and I was really worried about damaging the paint work. I am sure the sticky putty would be fine on the skirting board due to the gloss paint but we popped our door directly onto the wall so better to be safe than sorry.
Once the Magic Door was installed all that was left to do was write a letter welcoming the elves to our home and get Ted to bed before they arrived. We have had a lovely few weeks of magic in our home. On the odd occasion the elves have spotted Ted being a bit of a cheeky boy at bed time and left a little note reminding him of Santa's Naughty and Nice list. Needless to say the next night we had a well behaved boy...that lasted for 1 night before being back to his usual bed time antics!
The elves have made toadstool soup for tea after we left a pile of red toadstools outside the door and they even snuck out to hang their washing on the line...which Ted pointed out they never tidied away (naughty elves!).
We have had so much fun setting the door up with different things and writing tiny letters to the elves each night. I found it much easier than the 'elf on the shelf' where you have to set up an actual elf...this just left the elves in Ted's imagination! I love seeing his excitement when they leave him a note or I manage to catch them on camera in the dark of night, it is so special and really adds to the magic of Christmas.