The elves are back! This is our fifth year with elves, known as Elf on the Shelf. Our elves have been known to replicate ideas that other elves have done (I’m certain they browse Pinterest) and they have delighted us with some completely original ideas too. They do a variety of things, as simple as hiding themselves away for a good round of hide and seek and ranging to the downright complicated. They occasionally bring small gifts and treats. Our elves have established a few tried and true traditions. Each year they deliver an advent calendar, an ornament for the tree, they bring us the most delicious hot cocoa mix, and they make a special treat for the morning of Christmas Eve. Over the years there have been a handful of accidental touches and impacts by flying objects that can knock an elf across a room. Our remedy is a sincere apology and a light sprinkle of cinnamon. Check back to see what Ralphie, Henry and Roderick have planned for 2015.
Oh Dear! As I’m getting ready to share the latest and greatest from our elves, I noticed that I never wrapped up 2014. December must have been a doozy around here. Anyhow, here’s the rest of what our elves were up to last year. My favorite of the bunch has to be the craft stick bows and q-tip arrows. I’d say the elves peeked into my Pinterest Board and grabbed this idea from The Brooding Hen. I’m just happy someone is acting on things I pin because I certainly don’t go beyond pinning ideas most of the time.