Fairies love shiny things, particularly things no one else seems to want, like old buttons, charms and paperclips. They don’t however like human money. That is why they like to give it away when they collect your teeth.
Fairies bring good luck wherever they go!
Some fairies have a talent for hearing wishes. We are told it is like hearing whispers in the wind to them. They know exactly who a wish has come from once they hear it. Other very special fairies can also take your worries away. These fairies use the energy that are found in worries to send to the fairies who grant wishes. This means a worry becomes a wish with a little fairy magic!
Years and years ago before Queen Kate discovered how well fairies grow and blossom once a human loves and believes in them, many of them used to say that a fairy should never go near a human. They were so afraid of losing their magic if they were seen that it was believed for a very long time that fairies and humans should never live together. As soon as Queen Kate and her council discovered how important it was for fairies to be believed in by humans and how much it benefited the whole fairy community, the Fairy/Family Lease Agreement was drawn up. In it, it states exactly how fairies and families can live happily together. Once this was completed fairies all over the world rejoiced at the idea of having a human all of their own and co-habitation started very soon after!
Fairies wear brightly-coloured fitted clothes. They generally make their own (Section 6. Independent Living Skills Module) but new clothes can also be purchased online at www.theirishfairydoorcompany.com/shop.
In order to collect teeth, your fairy must sit three exams in Fairy School. It may seem like a very simple task to me and you, but it is quite specialised and difficult to do especially when a tooth is left under a sleeping human’s pillow.
All House Fairies graduate from Fairy School at the age of 12.