Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Our take on Elf On The Shelf

Elf on the Shelf

A tradition we decided to begin when Mia was 2 years old. A fun, creative way to bring a little festive magic to our house and something many families have a lot of fun with. 

I think most people will agree, he's the creepiest looking thing ever but there's no mistaking the joy in which he brings so many children! Luckily I personally know many people who have embraced this tradition and I love seeing all the photos over Facebook and Instagram and their little one's reactions. These far outweigh the negativity I've seen. 

I collect things in the sales after christmas ready to use the following years. Christmas activity books and crafts for example and at times throughout December our elf delivers these to Mia. He brings an advent calendar, a new set of Christmas Pjs, some slippers and a new Christmas story. These are all things I would have given her anyway so to me I'm not spending anything extra. 
As for time, ignoring the hours spent on pinterest looking for new ideas, I spend no longer than a few minutes setting up each evening so to hear "some parents have too much time on their hands" is ridiculous. 

My point to this post is simple, Make magic for your family in whichever way works for you and as the old saying goes If you've nothing nice to say... 
Do what is right for you and your family and don't judge others for doing what's right for theirs. 

Happy Elfing!! 
Here are some of Mia's favourite elf moments from the last few years... 


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