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December 8, 2011

elf on the shelf

Since this creepy little guy (ok he is kinda of cute :) is such a big part of our lives right now, I thought I'd take a moment to write about him. Actually more so about the entire tradition that he's created.

Three years ago Autumn's class at school had an "Elf on the Shelf", and she talked about him so much that I decided we must have one at home. If you unsure as to what he is all about I'll give you a quick lesson.

You purchase an "Elf on the Shelf" kit which includes a special box where the elf and the accompanying book are stored. You then choose a name for your elf and register him online at the North Pole. The book tells you all the specifics such as how the elf keeps an eye on the childs behavior, and how each night he returns to the North Pole to report to Santa what he's seen. When the elf returns to your home he will appear in a new location, which your child will search for when they wake.

I have to say this purchase was well worth all the memories and happy moments it has created for my daughter. The elf is the first thing she thinks about when she wakes, and before she falls asleep.  The elf also helps a bit with behavior, as you can remind your child that their elf is watching, and will be reporting directly to Santa later on that night. 

If you have children and have not purchased your "Elf on the Shelf" I highly recommend doing so. It's a fun, easy, and memorable tradition.

Meet our elf "Snowflake"~

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  1. I love that you call him Snowflake. I think it is one of those memories that kids will hold forever.

  2. Yes, this is a tradition to be remembered and worth carrying on.



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