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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Elf on the Shelf - Our Family Tradition

Family Tradition: Elf on the Shelf
A fun tradition we picked up a few years ago is having our own Elf on the Shelf. If you haven't heard of this novel idea, it's quite fun for the kids (and the parents too!)

The concept:

Year after year, children and adults alike are baffled by the mystery of how Santa really knows who's been naughty or nice. After much urging by the elves and Mrs. Claus, Santa has allowed his biggest secret to be revealed in The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition. At the start of each Christmas season, the elf appears to serve as Santa's eyes and ears, traveling back to the North Pole each and every night to make a detailed report of the day's activities. This keepsake gift set includes a dark skin, brown eyed boy North Pole pixie scout elf and a hardbound watercolor picture book. Children can register their elf online to receive an official adoption certificate and a special letter from Santa.

Wifey has had tremendous fun coming up with fun and creative ways for Elf to cause mayhem around our house. He was once found in  our refrigerator sitting next to a cup of pink milk. Barbie was sitting next to him as they apparently had a party. He had changed the regular milk pink with Hershey's Strawberry Quick mix.

"I brought snow from the North Pole" says Elf.


Today, he was found on the kitchen floor near a large pile of flour. The flour had been spread out and he wrote in the flour "I brought snow from the North Pole!" and he was lying in it making a snow angel. He has been found hanging from our kitchen ceiling fan, hiding on a branch in our Christmas tree and numerous other places.

If you are interested in this wonderful family tradition, you can check out Elf on the Shelf here, which will take you to Amazon. You can read the many comments from folks who have bought one and see their ideas. I'm sure Google and YouTube have tons of scenarios as well. If your budget won't allow it this year, put the Elf on your Amazon Wish List for next year.

Christmas time is magical...Enjoy.

~OJD


1 comment:

Dizzy-Dick said...

That is a great idea for families with small children. And I bet the parents enjoy it. too.

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