Thursday, December 17, 2015

10 ways to keep faeries happy

Most of us think of faeries as tiny creatures, flitting about on gossamer wings, waving a magic wand, but history and folklore tell a different tale. When belief in faeries was common most people didn't like to mention them by name and so referred to them by other names: the Little People or the Hidden People. They may remain hidden from us but you can attract faeries to your home and garden, and keep the ones who already reside their happy, by doing these ten things.


  1. Keep bird feeders full of food and water in your yard.
  2. Don’t use pesticides in your garden.
  3. Plant bell-shaped flowers in your garden.
  4. Switch to earth friendly soap, shampoo, and cleaning supplies.
  5. Eat a vegan diet, or only buy humanely treated animals and animal products from organic farms.
  6. Donate time or money to environmental or animal-rights charities.
  7. Put statues of fairies or gnomes in your garden
  8. Hang crystals from your trees, and put them, or other shiny objects, in your yard.
  9. Warn the fairies before you mow the grass.
  10. Relax or lay in your yard, especially with music in the background.

Notes

  • Celebrate toadstools and mushrooms that appear in your yard because that means the fairies have taken up residence in your garden.
  • Do not leave candies unattended, though faeries love sugar and would rejoice in a sweet treat like chocolate, it may be harmful to birds, squirrels and other animals who may find their way into your home and garden.
  • To see faeries try: wearing your coat turned inside-out; closing your right eye and only looking through the left; wearing a posy of primroses; or carrying a four-leafed clover.

Have you seen a faerie? How did you attract them?