Thursday, December 12, 2013

Elf On a Shelf–Ideas and Inspirations

I’m sure everyone knows about the wildly popular holiday tradition of Elf on a shelf. I’m not sure who came up with it but honestly they were a genius! Definitely one of those “I wish I’d come up with that!” ideas.

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Our own elf has only been with us for two years and the boys adore him. They named him Cookie and every year around Thanksgiving they start talking about when he is going to make his appearance. This year Cookie came a little later than normal and the boys were waiting with great concern. They knew a couple of our family friends had elves who’d already arrived…Where was Cookie!?  You see, I’ll be honest with you here…I was being a lazy elf momma. I just wasn’t quite ready for the responsibility this year of moving him every night. See, most nights before Christmas this is me:

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Thankfully my hubs has been the mastermind behind some great ideas here at our house and has saved me many times from the scenario pictured above.

Here are some photos (with permission) of some of the things my friends elves have been up to. I hope they inspire you to come up with some of your own great ideas. If not, feel free to ‘steal’ these for the next 12 days of elf magic. ;) Need or want more inspiration…check out my whole board named Cookie the Elf on Pinterest.

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