The idea behind the door is that when you gift it to a child, you're not only gifting them a door, but a fairy to come and be a part of their family too. I think there is nothing better than encouraging a child's imagination. The company has already found human homes for over 160,000 fairies worldwide - and that's only since their launch two years ago!
The box comes with the door, a little key in a jar, notes (which say "Dear..." and are left blank for your "fairy" to fill in letters for your little ones), a fairy certificate and a little book to read to your child about some children who receive the door so they know what to expect. You also get a code to register your fairy online and then you are delivered stories and play ideas.
I introduced the Fairy Door to C just before bed and I didn't think he'd quite understand but he really surprised me. I may have been a little sneaky and told him that the fairy would be helping Santa out too and letting him know if he's being good! C was straight over knocking on the door and trying to speak to them. I felt a bit guilty when he ran into me and said that they fairy wasn't answering him!
I read the little story to him in bed that night and he began to understand more and just kept chattering away about it.
When he woke the next day I noticed he was keeping an eye on it, I'm assuming to catch a glimpse of the fairy! As the days went by, every morning the first thing he'd do was go look at the door and maybe give it a knock. He always talking to the fairy through the door and telling it little stories so it's been such a lovely addition to our home! Our next step is making around the door look pretty with toadstools and trees. I think I'll draw them and get C to paint!
The little door is wooden and it's just so well made. The attention to detail is wonderful! We received the red door but they are also available in pink, blue and purple.
The Irish Fairy Door is such a cute little gift and it's very reasonably priced at only £20 and you can find it at Smyths.. In addition to the doors, you can also buy little wall decals to go around the door like fairy doormats or washing lines with male or female clothing to add a little more magic!
You can find out more at the Irish Fairy Door Company's website and you can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
(Disclaimer: We received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)