Posted on November 8, 2014

Elf on the Shelf Time?

Christmas/ Elfie

Truth be told I got a bit fed up of Elf on the shelf last year, I got fed up with them on Instagram, on people’s blogs and most of all I got fed up of having to find a compromising position for him every single night.

So I wonder to myself whether I can actually be arsed this year or not. The kids have come to expect it really,  they have already asked when Elfie will be coming back.

elf on the shelf ideas

For Boo it has been magical, she’s absolutely loved it, it has mainly just gone over Bugs head for the last 2 years but he is just at that age now where it will become amazing for him too so it looks like I’m stuck with bloody Elfie again this year.

Elfie usually comes around 1 December and he sits on a shelf in our living room all day everyday and then overnight he gets up to his mischievous antics and sometimes he will leave a message,  sometimes he will leave a treat, sometimes he leaves a mess and sometimes he is still sitting where he was left… (When Mummy has had too much to drink and forgot about him lol) Daddy can usually be convinced to get up early and go find somewhere to put him in those circumstances.

elf on the shelf

Elfie stays right up until 23 December,  on that night he leaves the children a letter to say is going back to the North Pole he also leaves them their Christmas Eve hamper which usually contains a pair of Christmas pyjamas each, a nice Christmas book, a Christmas mug and everything you need to make hot chocolate, a few sweeties and a Christmas DVD as well just to get them really excited and in the Christmas spirit.

It is a really really lovely experience for the kids and for that reason I am going to continue Elf on the shelf this year I may not post everyday on Instagram as I have done for the last couple of years because I think it can be quite irritating but the one thing that comes out of it all is that we are all doing it for our kids, to bring magic into their lives and make them happy and that makes me really warm and happy.

more elf on the shelf ideas

Throughout this post are a collection of our favourites Elf on the shelf situations over the last couple of years feel free to our steal ideas… we will be stealing yours! 😉

Have fun with Elf on the shelf and building up the magic for your children 🙂

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  • Reply Susan Mann (@susankmann) November 18, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I love elf on the shelf, but agree it does become harder to think up fun things. I do think he’s a lot of fun and I do love the magic and the kids faces in the morning. Love this tradition x

  • Reply Amanda Matheny November 12, 2014 at 3:10 am

    I’ve never done anything like this elf on the shelf thing, but it’s cute that your kids seem to enjoy it. And lol, when I first read the title of this post before reading the post itself, I thought it was about one of my favorite Christmas movies called Elf. I do know that my mom is giving my son something very very special this year, something that will make kids three times his age jealous if they knew he got it. Lol I can’t wait to see the look on his face!

  • Reply Angela Spicer November 8, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    We did ours for the first time last year. I’m looking forward to doing it again this year.

  • Reply Mum Reinvented November 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve never really thought of doing the Elf on the Shelf thing before, but having seen you write about it I may well be convinced. Now where do I get myself an elf!?!

    • Reply Sonia November 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      It is good fun! I bought mine from The Book Depository a couple of years ago x

  • Reply Kim Carberry November 8, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I really need to start this tradition before my girls are too old to appreciate it.

    • Reply Sonia November 8, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      It is a lovely tradition, can get rather annoying though 😉

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