This holiday is for collectors of fairy tales and fairy art, and for the young at heart.
We are urged to take a walk in the countryside and enjoy the magic of nature, or to cosy up to read our favorite fairy tales.
Perhaps you could dress up as a fairy and do a fairy dance or pipe a fairy tune!
Here are some of my favorite fairy tales and fairy things:
- One of the less-known fairy tales that was one of my favorites is “The Princess on the Glass Hill.”
- Another one I always liked was “The Twelve Months.”
- “Many Moons,” by James Thurber, is another favorite.
- Those are all fairy tales, but not tales about fairies. My long-time favorite tale-about-a-fairy is “Poppy, or the Adventures of a Fairy.” This story by Anne Perez-Guerra is hard to find (and therefore expensive)—but maybe you have access to it in a library or an old family book collection. My version is from an old red-bound book series called The Children's Hour (Spencer Press), Volume 2.
- Zeluna Net has a collection of fairy stories.
- The Flower Fairies are creations of Cicely Mary Barker, and they appear in small-format books, figurines, and many delightful products. The official website includes games, polls, and activity sheets!
- Fairies-dot-com has a ton of fairy products on offer. I once threw a fairy-themed birthday party for my two older daughters. It's fun to get fairy lights, to make glittery wings and wands, and to eat tiny fairy cakes.
- There are lots of artists painting and sculpting delightful images of fairies. I particularly like the paintings by Ina Spicer and James Browne and Dorothy Wallace.
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