Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition

When it comes to Christmas, I really am a big kid at heart and I have to confess that I miss that magical feeling I used to have as a child when it came to Christmas. I, like most parents want to recreate the magic and wonder of Christmas for my kids so when I came across Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, my eyes lit up and the child in me knew I had to have in.

If you haven’t heard of Elf on The Shelf, it’s basically a creation by the gorgeous Carol Aebersold. It’s basically a storybook that comes with this gorgeous looking little elf character. When your elf arrives to your home you read the story, give your elf a name and register him/her on the Elf on the Shelf website. A named elf receives Christmas magic.

The fun part about having this elf in your home is that the tradition goes that the elf uses his/her magical powers to fly back to the North Pole each night. Elf reports to Santa, hangs out with the crew at the North Pole and then flies back. (We’re not into the “naughty or nice” reporting, so our elf will just report on what’s happening in our home – we’re keeping it fun!).┬áIn the morning you find your Elf in a different spot. You can get creative with the spots your Elf might like to hide in and that’s where the fun and the magic of Christmas really can come in to play. There are also lots of gorgeous Christmas games and activities your kids can engage in on the Elf on the Shelf website. They’ve even got a movie!
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I just LOVE this idea and cannot wait for our Elf; who has already been named ELFIE, arrives. My kids are waiting in anticipation and the excitement is immeasurable!

So, in anticipation for ELFIE’s arrival, I’ve set up an Elf on the Shelf: Elfie PINBOARD on Pinterest.

Each morning the kids and I will take a photo and share his whereabouts on Pinterest and Instagram (using hashtag #elfontheshelf).

If you’d like to welcome an Elf into your family this Christmas the hardest part might be finding one or getting one to arrive in time.

Do you have an elf in your home or will you be welcoming one? If you’re sharing pictures socially, share your links below!

Until next time,


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