Thanks to the encouragement of many of you, our Magnalia Elves (all of whom sport big, warm smiles and give lots of hugs) are happy to announce that OUR FIRST-EVER MAGNALIA HOMESTEAD CHRISTMAS AUCTION IS NOW LIVE!

We’re hoping the whole experience will be a blessing to people looking for an option to Wal-Mart or Target when hunting for “that special something for that special someone” this year.

Gifts that give, on auction from December 18-21!

What might you receive with a donation to the Foundation’s online auction this year? Overnight stays in Walden Cabin, experiences in area restaurants, a Stihl chainsaw, tradesman services, commissioned oil paintings (of a loved one, pet or cherished landscape), a bottle of Chartreuse, home decorating treasures, Van Eerden child labor vouchers, and more — plus Homestead firewood and honey (of course).

Lots of gifts that give, with personal delivery of physical items from one of our Elves:

With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It’s the hap- happiest season of all!

In addition to the getting, some of you are perhaps thinking right now about something you might perhaps still offer up an item to be auctioned off: a contribution to someone else’s Christmas merriment. If you have something to donate, please let us know by sending a note to us at .

To participate in the auction, which ends at 10pm EST on December 21, please click here.

An Elf (literally defined as “a type of humanoid supernatural being in Germanic mythology and folklore”) will take it from there. And, most importantly:

Merry Christmas!

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