In December of 2009, I expanded on the idea and made "trading cards" of the sleigh team. Each card had a picture on the front, and a blurb on the back. I printed them out and folded each one into a little plastic box, and hung them on the tree for La to find.
Flippy is a little fabic fish who often sleeps in our bed. I needed eight flounders for eight Hanukkah days, but there were only seven pulling the sled, so I borrowed Flippy.