My kids have been waiting for MONTHS for our elves, Gabriel and Noel, to appear and on December 1st, they did it with a splash. (of 3,967 buckets). Buckets? Yes, because with their little miniature pail (that I got at Michaels) they somehow scrubbed our kitchen til it sparkled! And even reorganized the shelves and cupboards as well. It was wonderful! And they left a note.