Over the years, I have seen various examples of magical Christmas-y gardens, many of them involving the Elf tradition. A majority feature planting candy which “grows’ into something else by morning.
The other night, I finally pulled myself together enough to set the stage for our own magical garden. I made the poem (that’s a stretch) up myself and just incorporated material that we had around the house (star confetti, heart confetti, glitter, etc.).
Lily had a blast putting everything together and she talked ALL DAY about what might grow in the garden. The next morning she shrieked with delight when she saw that the round Starlight mints that she planted in the “dirt” (oatmeal) had grown into some candy canes!