We began The Elf On The Shelf tradition this past Christmas.
I discussed the concept with Lovey a week or so prior, settling on the name Elfie for our highly anticipated visitor. We read the book on Thanksgiving night and were more than ready for his arrival the next morning. Elfie was welcomed into our family with sweet, childlike excitement from Lovey and filled our Christmas season with a lot of fun and special memories.
*Lovey found Elfie in the freezer enjoying an ice cream cone from his play kitchen. Later, he came back and gave Elfie a Hot Wheel to play with “incase he became bored while he was in the freezer.*Lovey said “I found Elfie in my playroom, he is reading my little books!” Then he sat down and read to Elfie.
*Elfie was found watching the snow fall out the window on our snow day.
*We found Elfie in the gift closet. It obviously reminded him of the gift wrapping station in Santa’s toy shop.*Elfie must have overheard that Lovey was going to be seeing the big guy because we found him hanging out in the living room with our Santa.
*Elfie brought us a Cardinals football ornament for our tree and rooted them on as they played the Sea Hawks. The Cardinals won, coincidence?! I think not! *Elfie brought Lovey a Christmas coloring books and crayons.
*Elfie’s last day with us he did some cooking with Lovey in his play kitchen. We have the sweetest Elf! Before he left with Santa on Christmas Eve to go back to the North Pole until next year he left a note and made a heart out of bows for Lovey to find on Christmas morning. The note said; “I am so proud to be your Elf because you are such a very good boy! I had so much fun with you this Christmas and can’t wait to see you again next year! Until then, keep up the good work! Sending my love, your Elf, Elfie xo”