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Fairyland Newspaper: Summer Issue

Summer Issue of a magical newspaper, the Midnight Messenger, lying on a table scattered with daisies.
The Midnight Messenger – Fairyland’s Newspaper! (Summer Issue)

Hello dear visitors!  By popular demand, we’ve uploaded a summer issue of our Fairyland newspaper, the Midnight Messenger, for you to print for your child.  We especially hope it will help entertain those of you still in lockdown or who are having to self-isolate thanks to Covid-19.

In this issue you can find out what’s been happening at Christmas House, where the Easter Bunny has been on holiday and what the Tooth Fairy’s been up to as of late.  As always, our thanks to Leone Betts for all her hard work putting it together and for allowing us to make it free on this site.

Are you looking for the previous issue? It’s here.

What is the Midnight Messenger?

The Midnight Messenger is the newspaper which gets delivered all around the magical world – read by everyone from Santa and his elves to the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and every other magical personality you can think of. And this summer, your child can read it too!

We’ve uploaded it as a PDF.  Just click here or on the picture below to download or view it.  It’s completely free.  We hope it makes you and your little ones smile.

Download the summer issue of the Midnight Messenger!

P. S.

If you enjoy this resource, please consider telling others. Our site survives because of people like you using it. Thanks x

More About the Midnight Messenger:

For those of you after more information about our Fairyland newspaper, it was first created in 2003 by L A Betts. It was early days for our site and as we didn’t have many visitors back then, after a couple of years we retired it. However, it carried on being delivered every month to magical folk of course, and has often mentioned in our other creations, such as the Father Christmas letters.

The Midnight Messenger is normally in black and white, but special issues like the one for Easter, are in colour. It regularly features news from well-known parts of the magical world, like Father Christmas’s house in the North Pole, and features many familiar characters such as Jack Frost, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy. But it also features new characters your child won’t have heard of, such as the Worrying Witch, the Fortune-Telling Toad and all sorts of goblins, fairies and elves.

It’s always hard to know what people want more of, but if we sense the Midnight Messenger is popular, we’ll consider adding further issues to our site.

Midsummer Magic

Ah Midsummer!  What a wonderful, magical time.  It conjures up long light evenings, fairies of the forests and fields, Shakespearean fantasies, and moonlit picnics.  We love all these things and more.  Whether you’re celebrating the Solstice or having a Midsummer’s Eve Party or just a family celebration on Midsummer’s Day, all our Midsummer printables are on this page.

Having a midsummer party?  These decorations might help you make it look lovely:

Midsummer Posters and Cards:

We also have a handful of fairy certificates which are especially suitable for the summer months.  You should be able to see them below:

 

VE Day Bunting

As many of our visitors will know, Victory in Europe Day is coming up very soon and for those of you looking to decorate, we’ve collected our VE Day printables together in this post.  It’s all free of course!

VE Day Posters:

You might also like our NHS rainbow printables.

Rainbow Posters

Are you looking to show your support for the NHS or other key workers?  Great!  It’s lovely to see rainbows popping up in windows all over the UK, appreciating just how precious all our health workers are.  Here’s our little contribution – a collection of rainbow posters for children to print and colour in:

By the way, we think it’s really nice of you to think of others during this difficult time.  Your kindness is far more magical than anything we do on this site.

If you have a key worker among your friends or family, why not colour in a poster just for them? We’ve tried to include as many as we could think of, and there’s one you can fill in yourself if we’ve missed someone.

Looking for plain rainbow colouring without any writing? These are two of our favourites?

And here are two final posters which are key to that all-important message to stay home if you can:

Fairyland Newspaper: Easter Issue

A picture of the Easter issue of The Midnight Messenger, a fairyland newspaper from Rooftop Post
The Midnight Messenger – Fairyland’s Newspaper!

Hello lovely visitors!  With so many of us stuck inside this year, here we thought we’d share a bit of fun and publish an Easter Issue of our newspaper form Fairyland, The Midnight Messenger.  It can be read by your children at any time in the run up to Easter.

The Midnight Messenger is the newspaper which gets delivered all around the magical world – read by everyone from Santa and his elves to the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and every other magical personality you can think of.  And this month, your child can read it too!

We’ve uploaded it as a PDF.  Just click here or on the picture below to download or view it.  It’s completely free.  We hope it makes you and your little ones smile.

P. S.

If you enjoy this resource, please consider telling others.  Our site survives because of people like you using it.  Thanks x

Note from the Easter Bunny to go with this issue
This is a handwritten note from the Easter Bunny which has been written to go with out fairy newspaper, The Midnight Messenger. The idea is that you print out both before Easter.
Easter Bunny note to go with the Easter issue of The Midnight Messenger

If you have decided to leave a copy of the Midnight Messenger (above) somewhere for your child to find before Easter, you might like to put this note from the Easter Bunny with it, so that they know what it is.

It also lets your child know how good he or she has been and that that makes the Easter Bunny very proud.

More About the Midnight Messenger:

For those of you after more information about our Fairyland newspaper, it was first put together in 2003 by L A Betts.  It was early days for our site and as we didn’t have many visitors back then, after a couple of years  we retired it.  However, it carried on being delivered every month to magical folk of course, and has often mentioned in our other creations, such as the Father Christmas letters.

The Midnight Messenger is normally in black and white, but special issues like the Easter one above, are in colour.  It regularly features news from well-known parts of the magical world, like Father Christmas’s house in the North Pole, and features many familiar characters such as Jack Frost, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy.  But it also features new characters your child won’t have heard of, such as the Worrying Witch, the Fortune-Telling Toad and all sorts of goblins, fairies and elves.

It’s always hard to know what people want more of, but if we sense the Midnight Messenger is popular, we’ll consider adding further issues to our site.

 

Easter Bunny Indoor Treasure Hunt

There’s nothing like an treasure hunt over the Easter holidays, especially on Easter Morning.  Here’s one from the Easter Bunny, with eight rhyming clues.  If you’ve got some small chocolates such as chocolate coins, mini eggs, or even just some small wrapped sweets, we suggest you make it eggstra exciting by putting one with each clue.  (Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun!)  Or, if you’re looking for a healthy, sugar-free option, you could try sticks of carrot – wrapped of course – you don’t want bits of fluff and dust sticking to them!

What the “treasure” is at the end of the hunt isn’t specified in our clues, so it’s up to you.  Easter eggs or other sweets are obviously the  most popular, but if you’re looking for other ideas, you could always try Easter crackers or cupcakes or any other treat you think your children might like.  If you’ve got a printer, you could always add our Good Egg Award from the Easter Bunny for the winner, too.

What You Need:

A printer for the clues of course, and some scissors to cut them out.  This is an indoor game and we have tried to make sure that the clues only include objects (such as a bag or a chair) that exist in any house.  You’ll also need some “treasure” to leave with the last clue.

Flamingo Treasure Hunt Clues:
Printable clues from the Easter Bunny for a children's treasure hunt game. Useful for Easter egg hunts indoors.
Printable Easter Treasure Hunt Clues
GET CLUES AS PDF
Are these clues too small for you?

We have some bigger versions for anyone who wants them, spread over two separate pages, to get them just click the links below:

If you want just the words…

If you’d prefer to avoid printing images, for example if you’re trying to save the colour ink in your printer, the text of our clues is below.  You can highlight, copy and print it in black and white.

Hoppity hop!
Let’s go, let’s begin…
Look for a cupboard,
The first clue’s within.

Bouncity bounce!
You’re well on your way,
The next clue is near
A thing you can spray.

Skipity skip!
You’re playing for keeps,
The next clue is hidden
Where somebody sleeps.

Jumpity jump!
Then follow this clue,
You’ll find what you seek
Near something that’s blue.

Quickity quick!
Don’t dawdle or lag,
The next clue is hiding
In some sort of bag.

Floppity flop!
If you’re tired, go to bed!
But you’ll miss the next clue
Which is near something red.

Springity spring!
As high as a hare!
The last clue is waiting
Not far from a chair.
Jump up for joy,
You’ve got to the end!
The treasure is yours,
Well done my dear friend.

More Easter Printables

We love Easter and that magical feeling of spring that comes with it, so we’re always adding to out Easter resources.  The ones which seem to be most popular so far are our Easter Bunny notes and letter, and our Easter Bunny certificates.  For those of you who are Australian, we also have some Easter Bilby printables.  They’re all free to print out for personal use.

If your child has been coping with being stuck in the house recently, for example because of having to staying in due to COVID-19, we have a note from the Easter Bunny saying well done.

Whatever your situation, we hope you your family have a lovely time this year.

This and That for Valentine’s

Hello!  We generally create printables for children but these days, Valentine’s day is for everyone.  Far from being just for couples, we’re seeing cards sending love to all sorts of family members and friends, not to mention the wider world.  Pink and red decorations appear in shops and homes alike and some people are even using it as an opportunity to spoil themselves.  And why not?  It”s good to love yourself, too.

So, with the aim of moving with the times, we’ve put the printables we thought you might find useful this Valentine’s Day here on one page.  Thinking that the kids might want to help out, we’ve focussed on printable four-fold cards and colouring in.  We hope you, your children, your family and whoever else is special to you enjoy them.  Oh, and from all of us here at Rooftop Post, have a happy and magical Valentine’s.

What to write in your Valentine’s Card:

It’s never easy to think what to write in your Valentine’s card, and of course, a lot depends on who you’re writing to.

From a Secret Admirer

For example, if you’re sending a card from a secret admirer, it’s best to stick to funny or lightly romantic – as a mystery sender you don’t want to sound too serious (because that can make some people nervous) and it’s attractive to have a sense of humour.   If you’re really stuck, here are a couple of ideas:

  • I’m sending you this Valentine’s card to let you know that whenever I see you, you make me smile.  Have a wonderful day!
  • Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    I’m incredibly lucky
    To be friends with you!
  • I like you.  Even more than chocolate/football/any other (light-hearted) favourite thing.  Have a very happy Valentine’s Day!
  • You’re that “nothing” when people ask me what I’m thinking about.
For a Partner

On the other hand, if you’re writing to a long-term partner, pretty much anything goes.  You know their likes and dislikes better than anyone, and even though you might feel as if you can’t think of anything, just take the plunge because most of your thoughts will be appreciated.  Remember, this person already likes or loves you.  If you’re really stuck, thanking them for all they do and is a good start, and should get you thinking about what those things are.  Name them, if you can.  After all, letting someone know you’ve noticed all those small ways they make your life nicer is always going to make them smile.

For Family and Friends

For friends or non-romantic family, think of the sorts of things you’d put in a normal greetings card and just edit those sentiments a bit to suit Valentine’s.  Here are some examples:

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!  I wanted to send you a card to say I hope your life is filled with love for the whole year ahead.
  • As it’s Valentine’s, I just wanted to let you know how much you are loved and appreciated by me (and all the family).   Have a great day.
  • Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day from a family who loves you.
  • To my best friend, I thought I’d use Valentine’s Day to send you lots of love and let you know how special you are.  My world is about a million times better for having you in it.

Popular Notes from Santa

Need a quick little note from Santa?  Here are a handful of our most popular ones, there are lots more here.

And in case you’re really busy, here are a couple of envelopes you can print and fold to put them in:

We hope these have been of help and that you and your children have a magical Christmas this year. x

 

Five Free Early Christmas Printables

You may think it’s a way off but before you know it, it’ll be that time a year again!

Magical Christmas clockSure, it’s an inner groan from those of us who dread the Christmas shopping but on the children front, it’s hard not to smile when you think of the upcoming magic. We’ve been doing this long enough to know that right this minute there are children out there wondering if they’ve been good enough (and if not trying to do better rather hurriedly!) for a certain someone to bring presents this year.

It’s a great time, therefore, to encourage your little ones to use their imaginations… Far up in the North Pole the Christmas clock is ticking; the elves have started to wrap up their presents, the reindeer have begun getting into shape for the long journey on Christmas Eve, and the Nice List is sparkling into life. Will your little one’s name magically appear on it?

With this in mind and for all those who just can’t wait, here are our five favourite free early Christmas printables. In our house, we use them to build excitement early on, so that by the time Christmas rolls around, our children can almost hear the sleigh bells. We hope you and yours enjoy them too.

1 Nice List Certificate

You're on the Nice List
You’re on the Nice List

If your child has been good, it’s never too early to let them know they’re on the nice list! As well as being a printable image you can write on, this one also comes as an editable PDF, which means you can just hit the appropriate button (underneath the main image) and type straight onto the certificate.

Not quite what you’re looking for? Check out the rest of our Christmas certificates here.

2 A letter from Santa to Read Before Christmas

Picture of a free printable letter from Santa, complete withh wiggly writing and illustrations of reindeerOur before Christmas letters have long been popular with anyone who wants to find out what magical things have been going on at the North Pole. A Kitchen Full of Reindeer is one of our favourites and it’s completely free from this site. (Check our Terms of Use.) It’s a magical, funny letter, telling the story of how all the reindeer have ended up causing havoc in Santa’s kitchen.

Oh – and if you’re folding/rolling up your letter and want the back to look pretty, you can always print one of our Christmassy letter-back designs on the other side.

We hope you enjoy our letters, but please remember they are only for personal use – it’s not legal to sell then or use them for any other commercial purposes. Their copyright remains with the author.

3 Santa’s Magic Mirror Note

Letter from Santa “Santa's Magic Mirror Writing”
Santa Letter: Santa’s Magic Mirror Writing

This is a great note for anyone who wants to let their children know that a couple of Santa’s elves are popping by (in secret of course) to see if they’re being good. Use it as early as you like to encourage good behaviour and for extra effect, print and fold a little envelope from Santa to put it in.

Your child will need a mirror to read this top-secret message – but that’s all part of the magic.

4 November Niceness Certificate

Certificate of November Niceness
November Niceness

Another certificate from Santa – but this time one’s just for November.

5 Elf Award for Good Behaviour All year

Free printable certificate from the elves saying well done for being good all year
Elf Certificate: Good Behaviour All Year
(Ready to personalise with name)

This cute certificate is a great reward for a child wh has been good all year. It’s such a great feeling to know the elves have noticed!

You can either print this certificate and add your child’s name or personalise it by downloading it as an editable PDF. If you’re in a rush and would rather not bother with a name at all, there’s a version without one here.

Best of Bonfire Night

Although dwindling in popularity compared to Halloween, the 5th of November is still celebrated in many parts of the UK.  We’ve created a handful of printables with this in mind and whether it’s “Bonfire Night”, “Guy Fawkes Night” or “Fireworks Night” in your house, we hope you find them useful.

Remember, Remember Scrolls

If you’re looking for a printable version of that famous Guy Fawkes Night chant, ours are below.  They’re a great way to add to the 5th of November decorations.