I am so excited about this new holiday tradition we have started with my daughter. If you haven’t yet discovered The Elf on the Shelf, you just have to check out this new holiday tradition for your family. It is fun for kids young and old, even mom and dad have fun getting into the act!
Here’s the scoop on The Elf on the Shelf:
Year after year, children and adults alike are baffled by the mystery of how Santa really knows who’s been naughty or nice. After much urging by the elves and Mrs. Claus, Santa has allowed his biggest secret to be revealed in The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition . Children can register their elf online and receive a special response from Santa.
But the real fun behind this magical Elf is finding him each morning to discover what type of mischief he has gotten into over night. You see, after the Elf returns from the North Pole, relating all of the family’s behavior to the big guy, he returns to your home and entertains himself… This can lead to endless possibilities and makes finding him each morning a game of giggles.
Each Elf comes with his own story book detailing the Elf’s mission and reminding kids to be good. After reading the book to my daughter on Sunday, the first order of business was to name our Elf. After much debate, we settled on Kringle (as in Kris Kringle). And so Kringle has arrived in our home for the holiday season. And we are all excited to see where he will find himself each morning until Christmas.
Since this is a fun family tradition, I plan to post Kringle’s antics periodically throughout the holidays. So if your little Elf needs some ideas, check in periodically. If your Elf has some ideas to share, please let me know! There are 32 days until Christmas, so there are lots more mornings to go.
You can purchase your own Elf on The Shelf from Amazon. (You will also find him in my holiday gift guide!)
Here are Kringle’s adventures thus far:
After meeting the family, Kringle took his place on the shelf for the evening.
The first morning K found Kringle playing with her pumpkins. We also had a little sad girl because she doesn’t quite “get” why she can’t play with him… (In the story children are reminded not to play with their Elves so as to not disrupt the Christmas magic. We will see if that lasts in our family.)
Morning #2 found Kringle having a tea party on the ledge.
Disclosure: I was provided an Elf on The Shelf to facilitate this series of posts, however, his antics as well as thoughts and opinions are my own.