Thoughts on a Thursday about Elves….


I’m sure most people have heard of  the “elf on the shelf”, but I myself just learned about this last night at my daughters curling practice.  One of her coaches has an “elf” named Ginger.

The idea behind the elf on the shelf is really fun and quite creative from a parenting point of view.

This is a Christmas Tradition that I’d love to incorporate into my home even though my kids are getting a little older and two of them are in their 20’s.

The tradition begins when Santa sends his elves out to Elf Adoption Centers.  As soon as an elf is brought home and taken out of its box, given a name and the story is read the elf magically awakens and receives its Christmas Magic.

Elves are great listeners and watch over everything,  it is said that they report back to Santa on who has been naughty or nice. 

Gingers caregiver told us last night that if you touch an elf it looses its magical powers, and that you can sometimes give them back by sprinkling cinnamon and sugar beside them….

The elves use their magical powers to fly back to the North Pole each night and report to Santa what they have seen and heard.  While at the North Pole they play with the reindeer and sneak cookies from Mrs. Claus.


Before your family awakes each morning, the elf will have flown back home and are quite playful they never hide in the same place.  


So I just learned there are also some very naughty elves, they are not all sugar and spice and everything nice.


On Christmas Eve, the elf quietly waits to hear Santa’s bell and when it’s heard will fly back to the North Pole until next Christmas while wishing everyone a Christmas of Peace and Joy.

I thought this was such an incredible idea, all the memories you could create year after year, not to mention the fun and magic brought into your home.

The Elf on The Shelf comes in a box with a hardcover book .. 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Thoughts on a Thursday about Elves….

    • I think these little elves are the greatest idea, Katie our curling coach said this evening that her neice and nephew woke up to their elf “Happy” sitting on the kitchen counter this morning in the midst of making a snowman out of mini marshmallows and chocolate chips, and another morning he was found in the bathroom where he’d squeezed toothpaste all over the sink….lots of fun and great memories for kids and adults!

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