Tis the season fr the elves to return. We have two elves. They are named Holly and Elvin. We started the elf tradition about 3 years ago. I din’t go the elf o the shelf route though. I wanted our kids to be able to play with them and love on them. So I purchased a boy and girl plush elf off of amazon. My kids love them and make all kids of memories during the short amount of time that our elves are here. Holly and Elvin arrive the night of Thanksgiving after the kids are asleep. They hitch a ride with Santa back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. Holly and Elvin go everywhere with our kids. When the kids go to school Holly and Elvin sit in the backseat and wait patiently for them to get out of school.
Sometimes the elves bring presents and sometimes they play or a make a mess. I get a lot of elf ideas off of Pinterest, sometimes I will use google as well. It really depends on how the kids have been that day and what I have time for. The days that we are really busy or I forget to do something (trust me it happens) is typically when they will get a small gift.
I am going to try to share my ideas from this elf season when I get a chance.
We were out of town for Thanksgiving, so Holly and Elvin found us at the hotel!
The next day they brought a gift of a coloring pack for the road trip back home.
This morning we found that the the silly elves used my computer and some of my pictures. They made a video on elfyourself. The kids thought it was hilarious! Feel free to check it out!