So, what exactly is Mrs. Claus Checks In? As the holidays get closer, what better way to rid yourself of the Naughty than a visit from Mrs. Claus and her team of investigating Elves! She will come to your house one evening with her crew and give your child a evaluation as to where the fall on the Naughty vs. Nice List. She can check to see if their room is clean. Check where they are at with their school work. She can also give them a summary of what Santa knows about them and offer some recommended changes they can make before he packs up his sleigh. We don't only focus on the Naughty, we also talk about all the great things your little ones do everyday. She tells them she is there to help them secure their spot on the Nice List, because she knows how great they can be...and she just wants to help. Mrs. Claus will arrive with a member of the Department of Elf Surveillance with your child's official file and any infractions or warning tickets it contains, which we will leave with you as reminders of what they need to work on. . Additional services include follow up phone check-ins from Mrs. Claus and Santa himself, mailed reminder postcards, doorstep coal reminders if required, and much more. Booking times are limited and done in neighborhood blocks. Services run from after Thanksgiving until the week before Christmas.
Home Visits are PERSONAL and designed to BLOW YOUR KIDS' MINDS! Seriously. You will fill out a form that will arm Mrs. Claus and her team with information that ONLY could be gathered by the REAL team coming from the North Pole. We will want to know the name of their pet, their favorite cartoon, who is their BFF, and what was their favorite toy from last year. You will also give us information about what NAUGHTY is going on at your home right now, but she will also talk about the NICE a lot!
The ultimate goal of Mrs. Claus is to leave your kids with the idea that someone out there BELIEVES in THEM and she is going to inspire them to be the best they can be, because she also sees them when their sleeping. She knows when they're awake. She knows when they've been bad or good....well, you get the picture.
How long is the visit at my home? Visits are approx 15-20 minutes...but a lot of it depends on the child/children. Mrs. Claus and the Elves will take all the time that is needed to make sure their visit is as magical as possible.
What if we can't do it in our home? Is there a location we can Visit Mrs. Claus? This year we are doing something special and we are setting up an small office in downtown League City. It will be the official location of the Department of Elf Surveillance, in an established and well recognized, super cute office "park". Visits will be by appointment only, but will have almost all of the elements of an at home visit.....except you knock on our door, instead of us knocking on yours. Because we will not have to drive to you, these visits will be offered at a lower rate than a Home Visit, and will be more economical for some families. Very specific and limited dates and times will be available at this location.
How much does this cost? Cost is based on number of children, ages, and how early you secure your spot on the visit list. Pricing goes up as we get closer to the Holidays. On average, most Home Visits run between $150-$250 for the average family (Office Visits $150 min). Payment is made via Invoice from PayPal. Check or Cash is accepted only with approval from ownership. A small deposit is due during Step 2 of the process so we can begin to plan logistics and start the personalization of the visit. Payment in full must be received 10 days prior to scheduled visit, or your date/time is forfeited to someone on the Wait List, and your deposit will not be refunded.
Who are your Elves? In the same way that Mrs. Claus is played by someone who is totally believable (Chubby, gray hair sporting, in need of Botox, talks like and is a mom in real life, not in her 30's anymore chick), our team of Elves are committed to the development of their characters. For example, Mrs. Claus is the First Lady of the North Pole, so she wouldn't just travel with ANY silly little elf...her First Assistant is polished, yet sparkly...think Mad Men Secretary meets Hunger Games Capitol Fashion. And our male elves...They are from the Department of Elf Surveillance. So think Will Smith in Men In Black or Secret Service...just a little on the shorter side. All of the members of the Mrs. Claus team are committed to making it a magical and inspiring night for your family. Our Elves range in the ages of Teen- Early College, and are mostly children of parents that Mrs. Claus has a personal relationship with. She likes to choose young adults that are not only good with kids, but that are inspiring in their own ways - academics, uber-creative types, theater geeks, aspiring teachers, actors, photographers, whatever...Elves are people she BELIEVES in too. We are adding new types of Elves for the 2017 Season. If you know of anyone interested in becoming a member of the Mrs. Claus team, email MrsClausChecksIn@gmail.com. Elves may require an additional charge....these kids need the cash, people!
Does Mrs. Claus come out for parties? Yes., but there are some BUTs. Visits are a little different if it isn't focused on a single family, but Mrs. Claus also comes to visit Sunday Schools, Mother's Day Out Programs, Scouting Troops, Office Parties, Neighborhood Block Parties, and pretty much any group looking to have a little fun. BUT, the size of the group MATTERS! Mrs. C does not do General Public appearances because there is no element of personalization. Email directly MrsClausChecksIn@gmail.com to discuss your event or idea! (All adult work/office parties are very welcome. Mrs. C loves a good hors d'oeuvres tray and open bar, but Elf attendance may be limited at these types of events, and at hospital visits).
Can I take pictures of Mrs. Claus and her team? Yes, kind of. Here's the deal. The one rule Mrs. Claus has is that NO VIDEO is allowed of her and any members of her team. Because they will be talking about personal information involving your child (their school, their BFF, what street you live on, etc.), Mrs. C and her team cannot take the risk or be involved with that information being leaked out on to the internet and putting a family in any kind of jeopardy. So, when Mrs. Claus arrives....no cameras. Parents and others in the home need to be engaged in the visit, and she will tell you to stop being naughty and put the camera/phone away. At the end of the visit she will make it a point to pose for a few pictures, and you are welcome to share them with anyone. There is also the option for Mrs. Claus to bring an additional Elf to the visit to serve as Santa's Official Photographer. This Elf will pose the children/family in a few "fun poses" and then be focused on capturing candid shots of the visit. These photos will be posted to a protected SmugMug site with a password for families to view, and will be made available for purchase at a minimal charge ( from 99 cents to $5 max). There is no obligation to to purchase photos and the cost to add an additional Elf to the visit ranges from $75-$100 for a single family visit or $150-$200 for multi-family or large group events.
I heard something about Christmas in July? You heard right. We will also be offering visits in the month of July to help keep kids on the NICE track. Booking opens on May 15. Watch for more information.
What is this PTripleC thing? Hold on. You need to wait a little longer on that.
I don't live in League City, TX but I love this idea! How can I get in on the action? Mrs. Claus is only in the League City, TX area for now, but she will be expanding in 2017 (The Chicago market is already in the works). But, if you would like contact from Mrs. Claus this season, she can also Skype or Facetime with kids. Email MrsClausChecksIn@gmail.com and we can work it out!
Do you do donations for any local events or fundraisers? Yes. This year we donated silent auction items to a few local schools for their upcoming carnivals. We love to work with organizations and groups that empower families such at Macaroni Kids of League City and groups that encourage women to be successful and compassionate such as the More Than Just Society (www.morethanjustsociety.com). We are not in a position to offer any more donations for the 2017 season, and will entertain other opportunities to partner/donate items for the 2018 season. Watch our facebook page to see how to be considered, or you can fill out a contact form.
I got this CODE. What do I do with it? If you were given a CODE for any reason (VIP List, Silent Auction Winner, etc) there is a spot at the bottom of the registration form for you to enter it. Please remember to do so. It will be difficult for us to go back and change things once we get you set up. You will not want to miss out on the good stuff!
Where is this take off on the Night Before Christmas poem I heard about?
‘TWAS SIX WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS: WHY MRS. CLAUS CHECKS IN TO LEAGUE CITY
Twas about six weeks before Christmas, Santa returned from vacation. He dropped his luggage, headed off to the workshop, to man his pre-holiday station. Mrs. Claus walked in next. Happy to be home in the North Pole. She was glad to see her kitchen, because baking cookies warmed her soul. The elves were working diligently, creating the most wonderful toys, So that Santa would be covered for his NICE list of deserving girls and boys. While the Workshop Elves created, and the Stable Elves kept Rudolph fed; The other Elf Departments were also far from going to bed. It’s no secret that Elves are serious about their jobs with extreme forbearance. But there is no Department quite as serious, as the Department of Elf Surveillance. You see, while Santa spent the summer in Hawaii, soaking in the sun, The DoES was busy writing Warning Tickets, creating files by the TON! Dozens of infractions for messiness, late homework and even a few for sass. For little, big and middle ones. No kind of kid got a pass. And that’s exactly what she discovered in the office, piled high on his desk, A stack of “Potentially Naughty Kid” files, which she found quite grotesque. Because if there is one thing, just one thing, you should know about Mrs. Claus… It’s NAUGHTY. She can’t stand NAUGHTY. And it made her take pause. So many files. Piled so high and so deep.She couldn’t help herself. She had to take a peek. When what to her wondering eyes did appear,Names of children she recognized. Ones that she held dear. “Not, Dino! not, James! not Brooklyn or Brylee ! Not, Carson! or, Kali! Not, Gigi and Johnny! These are NICE kids! This must be a mistake! Now someone grab my suitcase! I have no time to bake!” She booked a flight and a car and left Santa his sleigh, Grabbed up some files, a couple of elves, and was on her way. She knew exactly what needed to happen. What needed to occur. She would visit each of these children, and give them her word. With an elf in tow, she would show all the kids their files. Explain the seriousness of these tickets that made her travel all those miles. If they would promise to be better and do all they should. The DoES would see what she sees, that they are filled with a bunch of GOOD. Because THAT makes Mrs. Claus happy. She loves it when people are NICE. She likes her children like cookies, full of sweetness… with a little spice. So, she will surprise them with visits. Go knocking at their doors. Sit down at their tables…or even down on their floors. Whatever it takes to get the kids to listen. To make them understand. Remind them NAUGHTY isn’t cool, and help them come up with a plan. She will visit as many as she can, before time ticks away. When she has to head back North to prepare for the Holiday. Because the season is about kindness. Compassion and Grace. And Santa will need her home, next to him, making sure everything is in place. So, after Thanksgiving, there might be a knock at your house one night. Make sure the path is clear, and you might want to leave on a light. Because if you live around League City, she is headed your way. She could stop by in the morning, at night, or even mid-day. And it is not just NAUGHTY kids that she will want to see. She will need some SUPER NICE ones to help fill her with glee. She will want to shout from the rooftops for everyone to hear. She will want to say it loud. To say it proud. To say it quite clear. “Now, Dino! now, James! now Brooklyn or Brylee ! Now, Carson! and, Kali! Now, Gigi and Johnny! Be good! Be NICE! And make some serious, positive actions! And I’ll got back to the North Pole and tear up all these infractions!” So, the story is all true, and it is going to happen. Maybe when you are eating supper, or doing some gift wrappin’. But, Mrs. Claus is coming. Oh, she is coming to town. So make sure you book a visit, and don’t get left with a frown. Because you don’t want to be THAT parent. The one that misses out. The one that waited too long to learn, what it was all about. Because it might be at the bus stop, soccer practice, or the store. Might hear them yell it down from atop the stairs, or up from the floor. But, you WILL hear kids exclaim, when their friends are in sight. “Was she at your house? Because Mrs. Claus was at MINE last night!”