Yay! This year we got our Elf on the Shelf…a super fun holiday tradition that is becoming a huge trend this year. If you don’t know what it is you probably hardly ever get on Pinterest or Facebook The Elf on the Shelf is a neat holiday story in which the elf (which your child/children name) comes to your house (ours came with a book we can read to London every night) on the night of your choice (ours was Thanksgiving.) The Elf’s job is to hide in a new spot every morning, stay there all day long while you and your children go about your business, and then report back to the north pole each night to let Santa Clause know what kind of boy or girl your child has been that day…naughty or nice! He also can tell Santa what they have requested for Christmas (to make sure he doesn’t forget since he has so many little children to make toys for) and any special, sweet, and extra-kind behavior may also be reported. The fun part is each morning when your kid wakes up they immediately can’t wait to go and see where the Elf is hiding today! It’s a fun game to play, gets them in the spirit of Christmas, and just helps remind them to behave well each day.
So, here is the story of our Elf on the Shelf. I’m hoping to make a new post every few days (I have been taking pictures everyday of the elf’s hiding places) and let you all know what mischief he’s been getting into. Our elf, which London so lovingly wanted to name “Santa Claus” …but we shortened to “Claus”, arrived at our house on Thanksgiving night. His book arrived on the doorstep after the doorbell rang, London ran to see who it was and we plopped right down in the foyer and read it immediately Then we went on our search to find the elf, who was so sneakily hiding in London’s stocking already. She searched and searched, and, with a little help, discovered him, then named him Claus. We are on day 3 right now and I hope to post another series of pictures in a few days!
P.S. Check out the picture of London trying to find him Also, I love how he looks all vintage-y and also his face is perfect for being up to no good. However, stick him in a horror movie and you’ve got yourself a character.