December 01, 2010

A Christmas elf to report back to Santa

A few years ago,  I saw a book called The Elf on the Shelf and instantly loved the idea, but did not want to pay for something that I could do myself.  This year I went found a tutorial for an elf over at the Make Baby Stuff  blog and then a letter all ready to print off from Santa over a Organized Christmas for the elf to arrive at our house with.

The basic of the idea is that Santa sends an elf to the family to watch over the little ones and report back to Santa on Christmas eve and let him know how naughty or nice the little ones were this holiday season, after reporting on Christmas eve Santa leaves his gifts and takes the elf back to the north pole with him..  The one problem is that the elf is a mischief-maker and likes to roam the house in the evenings and is therefore always found in interesting places every morning... think flower pots, sock drawers, cereal cupboards,  and the little ones must search for him ever morning (if school aged they may roam while the little ones are at school)

a close up of our families elf
a bell may yet be added to his hat

Our Family elf hanging out
and waiting to be found this morning
with his letter from Santa.

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