Friday, December 12, 2008

Elf on the Shelf

Last year we heard about Elf on a Shelf, I had no idea about this holiday tradition but everyone swore that is was awesome and that my kids would love it. I went to every Hallmark store in my area and finally found the kit…

What is Elf on the Shelf, well it is a book and a Elf. You read the book to child/children and then the Elf magically appears. Once the Elf appears for the first time, the family is to name it, my children named ours Sparkle.

The purpose, well the Elf on the Shelf helps Santa know if your children have been naughty or nice. Every night the Elf “magically” returns to the North Pole to provide Santa with a report of the day, and every morning he/she returns and is in a different spot in the house. The kids typically run around the house first thing in the morning looking for our Elf, he has appeared everywhere from appliances, to frames and window shelves…

Every family looks to start their own holiday tradition and I love this one..here is a link to Elf on the Shelf..I hope your children enjoy it as much as mine do..

Elf on the Shelf..

3 comments:

Nicole said...

I absolutely LOVE Elf on a Shelf. I bought it for my daughter last year but she was only one. This year she understand and gets such a kick out of it.She named him Baby Mondo, it's the cutest thing!

Anonymous said...

After reading your post, I followed the link & fell in LOVE with the website. Like you, I searched all over & finally found it all Hallmark (currently 40% off, yippee).
Last night, our family nestled in together to read it. It was a wonderful moment until Maci (my 6 year old) freaked! She insisted that he can't be real and didn't want us to take him out of the box. The whole thought of an elf coming to life while she slept just really put her over the edge. My husband and I were trying not to laugh out aloud. Ultimately, we were able to take him out and name him (Holly Pickle). This morning, she is warming up to the idea as she searched the house for his new location. Somehow, I have a feeling that the 40% I saved with the cost of the kit, will be nothing compared to the cost of therapy Maci will need later. Thanks Kristin (I think)...Katie Tallman (now Flood)

Kristy said...

that is really cute!