Ireland is a magical land of fairies, and the Irish people have been telling stories of these mystical beings for hundreds, maybe thousands of years.
Believe it or not Irish fairies are now relocating to people's homes all over the world through the magical work of the Irish Fairy Door Company. Today I'm thrilled to introduce you to this Irish company that produces quality, handmade, wooden fairy doors to create memorable family moments, once you truly BELIEVE.
Disclosure: The Irish Fairy Door Company advertises directly on this website, and this post contains sponsored links.
And if you believe in fairies, you can enter a little giveaway at the end of this post to win your very own fairy door.
But before you enter why not join me, and come away with fairies .....
What Are Irish Fairy Doors?
An Irish Fairy door is an arched wooden doorway that comes with a little glass bottle containing a miniature key. You place the door wherever you want it in your house, then lay the glass bottle with the key outside the door.
The next morning, if the key has disappeared, then you know your very own fairy has moved in. Fairies keep their keys with them, so they can come and go with ease.
The doors are easy to attach to a wall or baseboard using poster putty or Blu-Tack as we call it in Ireland.
A child can pick a name for their very own fairy, then register the name on The Irish Fairy Door Company website. Once you connect with your e-mail you are linked directly to the Fairy Council. And that's how the magic begins.
Their website is full of interesting fairy facts, magical stories, lease agreements, and interesting tidbits of fairy knowledge.
This colorful, insightful and organized website contains all the information needed to foster imaginative interaction between children and their fairies.
Parents receive their very own e-mail with specific instructions form Kate, the Queen of the Fairies so they understand how a fairy must be loved, and most importantly how they must believe in their family fairy.
Instructions From Kate, Queen Of The Fairies
Now some of Ireland's fairy stories from years gone by suggested humans and fairies should not mingle. But this issue was resolved by good Queen Kate.
Here's how the Irish Fairy Door Company explain the importance of fairies and humans living together:
"Years and years ago before Queen Kate discovered how well fairies grow and blossom once a human loves and believes in them, many of them used to say that a fairy should never go near a human. They were so afraid of losing their magic if they were seen that it was believed for a very long time that fairies and humans should never live together.
As soon as Queen Kate and her council discovered how important it was for fairies to be believed in by humans and how much it benefitted the whole fairy community, the Fairy/Family Lease Agreement was drawn up. In it, it states exactly how fairies and families can live happily together. Once this was completed fairies all over the world rejoiced at the idea of having a human all of their own and co-habitation started very soon after!"
Our Resident Fairy, Kristina:
Now let me tell you a little story of how I came to believe in the magic of Irish fairy doors.....
It all began about two years ago when my mom bought my little girl a very special present. Once my little princess laid eyes on a beautifully arched red door, with it's magnificent daisy wreath and pearl drop door handle, she was enthralled.
"What is it?" she questioned.
"A fairy door!" I exclaimed, as I quickly read the instructions on the back of the box.
All the while thinking to myself - "Mother dearest, what on God's good earth have you given us now?"
Little did I know my mother had bought a box of pure magic, the key to stir my little girl's imagination, to ease her bad dreams and to share her worries. It took me some time to fully understand the magical power of our fairy door.
At first I asked my mom how much she spent on what appeared to be a simple piece of wood. When she told me she spent a little over €20, I thought she had way overspent, but soon I came to realize this was the best €20 she ever spent on a toy for my little girl.
This was far more than a simple wooden door. This was a portal to magic, and the good folk at the Irish Fairy Door Company go to great lengths to distribute news from The Fairy Council through their Magical Matters e-mails.
Since the Irish Fairy Door Company receives communications directly from Queen Kate their magical knowledge just grows and grows, and they share that special information directly with you through their e-mails.
Here are some important magical facts we have learned over the past two years ....
Fairies are tiny magical beings who actually look quite like humans but have special wings and powers.
Toadstools are an international symbol of fairy magic. Toadstools appear where fairies have set up homes, and believe it or not, we actually found a toadstool in our garden after our fairy, Kristina, took up residence.
Fairies are very good at blowing away bad dreams. At night your fairy can watch your dreams, playing out like a movie on the ceiling. If a fairy feels any bad dream breezes, he or she will work to blow all those bad dreams away.
Fairies love to collect things so sharing your teeth, worries, wishes, pacifiers (or soothers as we say in Ireland) with your fairy, makes your fairy feel very important.
Special fairies can also take your worries away. These fairies use the energy found in worries to send to the fairies who grant wishes. This means a worry becomes a wish with a little fairy magic!
And sometimes, when fairies are not as responsive as a little one might expect, it might just be related to fairy flu. Yes! Fairy flu! It's very real, and our poor fairy has succumbed. We were so relieved to receive an e-mail from the Irish Fairy Door Company which explained why Kristina had not been as attentive as my little girl expected.
We have contacted the company directly to learn if a fairy can come on vacation. We learned that once you communicate with your fairy by writing a note, you can take her door anywhere, on vacation or to a new home.
An Irish Fairy Door is more than just a little wooden doorway. It is a means to bring whimsy and amazement into your child's life.
In our high-tech world where gadgetry provides instantaneous satisfaction, a child is at risk of losing their precious sense of wonder. An Irish Fairy Door holds the key to enchantment.
As we speak, fairies are eagerly waiting to find new homes, to sprinkle a little bit of magic and stir your child's imagination. Every fairy is hoping to find his or her perfect home and experience a family's love.
Plus you'll find fairies in parks throughout Ireland, like Corkagh Park in Dublin.
How To Purchase An Irish Fairy Door:
A quick note: Some of these links are affiliate links, which means I will earn a small commission if you choose to make a purchase using one of these links. The price you pay will not be affected. Thanks so much for supporting my blog ….
Irish Fairy Doors are available directly online from The Irish Fairy Door Company Shop or can be purchased in the US from Walmart and other retailers.
Here are some links for some of their products.
Because the Irish Fairy Door Company has been commissioned by the International Fairy Council to re-home fairies throughout the human world, some lucky fairies are going to find new homes with three of Irish American Mom's readers.
There are three fairy doors to be won, provided by The Irish Fairy Door Company. Three entrants will be chosen randomly to receive a lovely magical doorway.
To enter just leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.
Any comment will do. What you write does not affect your chance of winning, but if you need inspiration for your entry why not tell us why you believe in fairies, especially the Irish kind.
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published or shared, just used to contact our lucky contestant, and for the company to mail the prize.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday December 2nd, 2015, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes entries by clicking here.
A big thank you to everyone who supports this little fairy door giveaway.
May you all feel a little sprinkling of fairy dust and magic this Thanksgiving week.
Update - Winners Chosen On December 2nd, 2015
Good news. Our three winners have been chosen using the random “Pick Giveaway Winner” WordPress plug-in.
Congratulations to …..
I’ll send you all a quick e-mail to let you know you are one of our prize winners.
Thanks to everyone who joined in and entered this little giveaway.
And a big thank you to The Irish Fairy Door Company for sponsoring these wonderful prizes.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
Disclosure: The Irish Fairy Door Company is an advertising partner with Irish American Mom. The opinions I shared about this product are my own, and The Irish Fairy Door Company did not influence what I said and how I said it. My daughter received an Irish Fairy Door from her grandmother over two years ago, and we were enthralled. I was delighted to partner with them, because I can sincerely vouch for the magic this little door has brought to our home. I wish to thank them sincerely for graciously sponsoring the prizes for this sweepstakes.
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