Monday, December 5, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - (5) Elf on a Shelf

One of the first things I was super excited about this Christmas was Elf on a Shelf. For those who are not familiar with Elf on a Shelf, it is quite possibly the best idea ever in the history of ideas.

What is the Elf on a Shelf you ask?? It is a precious old school pixie elf. Your child's elf "appears" after Thanksgiving and stays until Christmas Eve. It is Santa's personal messenger elf, if you will. Each day he spends in your home, then every night, he uses his magical Christmas powers to fly back to the North Pole. Once there, the elf will make his or her daily report to Santa whether your child has been naughty or nice. I told you, genius no???

Here comes the fun part. Those elves are silly little buggers and like to hide in lots of different places every day. This is where the fun comes in for the adults. We get to choose what crazy place the elves have discovered, so each day your child gets to find him! Although my babes are too little yet, they still LOVE trying to find him every day. Pinterest has lots of great ideas for this too. Some I have seen:

What a egocentric elf.

This elf loves playing with cars!

This dirty elf needs a bath

Why, this elf is just a trouble maker

This elf loves making snow angels!

This elf got all tangled up causing mischief I bet.

Seriously, if you have a child between the ages of 2-7, I highly recommend you getting one! He comes with his own storybook and your child gets to name him too. So cute! I mean, its genius really, because it helps your kiddos be "good" until Christmas. Again, my babes are still a little young, but they love him already. I can't wait until next year!

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  1. I think we will be getting one of these next year!!!

  2. Those are such cute ideas! I will have to go buy an Elf for the shelf now!

  3. We looooove Elf on the Shelf at our house! Such a cute tradition. P.S. I Love your blog..been reading it for the past half hour, oops! :):)