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.
Elf On The Shelf will now always be a part of the holidays in our home.*Lovey found Elfie nestled in the Christmas tree that first morning.
*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.
*Lovey found Elfie shooting some hoops. They made a great team.*Elfie was found having a ball in Lovey’s ball pit.
*Lovey and Elfie both were counting down the days until Christmas. There was only twenty-one days left.*Where’s Waldo had nothing on Elfie as he hung out with Lovey’s Elmos.
*Elfie was found watching the snow fall out the window on our snow day.
*Elfie was playing Mega Blocks.
*Elfie brought Lovey a gift, An Elf Story movie. It was even in a cute little elf bag… Elfie obviously believes that the magic is in the details!*Total rock band status!
*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 won the sack race with the nutcrackers. *Elfie decorated Lovey’s bathroom mirror with pictures of his pals back in the North Pole.
*Elfie sent Lovey’s Grammy a shameless selfie to wish her a happy birthday. *Lovey found the Christmas sprinkles and was ready to get his bake on!
*Elfie found this little cutie sleeping peacefully.*Elfie played soccer.
*Elfie was feeling the love!*Lovey has a special Elfie delivery in his mail box.
*Elfie also wondered what exactly does the fox say?!*Elfie was cruising in Lovey’s jeep with him.
*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”