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When was the last time you saw magic? Day 2 #toycember

This morning when I woke up, I went looking for magic. What did the toys do last night? They come alive at midnight every day in December. Where were they? I went to the last place I saw them, hanging from Christmas Tree lights on the deer head my Grandfather shot in southern Saskatchewan long before I was even born. They weren’t on the deer head.

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Ah, there they are. On the paper-cutter.


When was the last time you saw magic?

The magic of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell and believing you can fly.

“Children see magic because they look for it.”
― Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

There is magic in the imagination. Magic in believing toys can come alive. #toycember Click To Tweet

It appears the toys are excited for Christmas. They made a red paper chain last night. I counted there are twenty-five circles. And they were adding more. Maybe the chain is supposed to be until the end of the year? Maybe each circle is for each day they get to be alive and have an adventure?



I wish they had come in my room and finished drawing the cats I am working on for the coloring book. I almost caught them last night, as I was still in my studio at midnight. But, I went through the kitchen to go to bed instead of through the front room


Maybe tonight when I go to bed I will leave cleaning supplies on the table beside them. I would love to have my windows washed. Or maybe I could just leave all my dirty dishes in the sink and they could wash them? 

Do you have toys that come alive at midnight too? If you do, post pictures of their adventures on the toycember facebook page. I also post more photographs from each toy adventure there as well.

What would you want to do if you were a toy and you got to come alive every night? Would you want to read Harry Potter? Watch a movie? Please tell me in the comments. Click here to comment. HERE

As always I love to hear from you.

xo Pamela

About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • La McCoy

    Hi Charlie,
    Yes We have an elephant that comes alive at midnight. it was funny when he was still in the box for 3 days. the box moved around.

  • Teresa

    If I were a toy, I would want to ride my dog, bake cookies, look at the house from the top of the cabinets, make confetti to spread all over the house, visit a mouse in its hole, and get all tangled up in the yarn containers in the garage

    • Hello Teresa,
      You as a toy would lead a very exciting life. I would want to do the same things if I was a toy.
      Oh, and I would want to eat all of the cookies and not share.